TalkTV presenter Piers Morgan took to Twitter, where he praised Princess Anne after the news of the Queen's passing.

Piers, 57, who recently said the late monarch was the “biggest star of them all” and was a “constant rock”, shared endearing words about the late monarch’s only daughter, Princess Anne, 72.

The straight-talking presenter uploaded a picture of the Anne driving in a car behind her mother’s hearse as they drove to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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Piers praised Anne for being “selfless” and “the very best of best of royalty” despite never getting enough “credit” for her duties.

Piers penned: “Princess Anne is being driven in a car behind her mother’s hearse for six hours from Balmoral to Edinburgh, grief etched on her face.

“Anne never gets enough credit for her own selfless devotion to duty & decorum. Like the late Queen, she represents the very best of royalty.”

His Tweet racked up much support from his devoted fans, reaching 2,100 retweets and 47,000 likes.

It comes after a hearse containing Queen Elizabeth II’s oak coffin made its way through Scottish towns and cities, including Aberdeen, Tayside and Perth.

Princess Anne was accompanied by her husband, Admiral Sir Tim Laurence during the sombre day.

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The Queen’s coffin, now decorated with a single wreath made up of flowers from the Scottish estate, was carried into the hearse by six of the estate’s gamekeepers.

Well-wishers in each of the towns she has passed through have stood by to welcome the hearse on its way to Edinburgh, where the coffin will first go to the Queen’s official Scottish residence at Holyrood Palace before heading to St Giles’ Cathedral for a mini lying in state ceremony.

Hundreds of thousands are expected to pay their respects over a four-day period before the Queen’s state funeral, which will take place on September 19.

The Royal Family confirmed there would be a period of “Royal Mourning”, lasting until seven days after the funeral.

The funeral itself will take place inside the Abbey, where the Queen married Prince Philip in 1947 and was coronated in 1953.

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