Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

  September 19, 2022 at 8:13 pm by

The official mourning period for Queen Elizabeth II, the U.K.’s longest-reigning monarch, culminated Monday morning with her state funeral in London’s ancient Westminster Abbey. The guest list for the service included around 500 foreign dignitaries.Queen Elizabeth died on September 8 at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle, her beloved country estate in Scotland. Her eldest son, now King Charles III, has led the royal family the nation, the commonwealth and the world in honoring her legacy.

The funeral was preceded by days of carefully choreographed public events, including a majestic rocession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday. Countless admirers lined up for miles, waiting all day and night for a chance to file past the queen’s coffin during her four days of lying in state

Following Monday’s service, the queen’s coffin was taken in a walking procession to Hyde Park. It was then transferred to a state hearse for the drive to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the queen’s final resting place, where her late husband Prince Philip and her sister Princess Margaret are also interred.


King Charles III laid the Queen’s Company Camp Color, a small flag, on the late monarch’s coffin, and the Lord Chamberlain, Baron Parker, broke his wand of office, also laying it on the coffin. Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin was lowered into the royal crypt.

Filed under The United Kingdom
Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.