Hundreds of thousands of well-wishers have flocked to London to line the route through the capital to say their final goodbyes, and millions around the world are watching the proceedings on television.
While the rest of the royal family traveled by car, the king and his brothers walked behind the coffin as they departed Westminster Abbey following the state funeral.
During the service, when the national anthem was sung in the monastery, Charles was visibly moved to tears.
Prince George was also comforted by his mother, the Princess of Wales, during the service.
Privately, the wreath that adorned the Queen’s coffin had a handwritten note written by the King.
The message read, “In memory of love and devotion.”
The coffin is now on its way to Wellington Arch at the corner of Hyde Park and will be transferred to a hearse to take it to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
A televised dedication ceremony will be held in the chapel at 4:00 PM, followed by a private burial service attended by senior royals.
About 2,000 people, including royalty from around the world, attended the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey. Europepoliticians from all sides of the political spectrum, and world leaders, including US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron.
Prince Charles and the Queen walked right behind the coffin as it entered the Gothic church for service, followed by the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence, the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex. rice field.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte walked in with their parents, followed by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and other members of the royal family.
during his sermon, archbishop The Duke of Canterbury told the congregation that his outpouring of feelings for the Queen “arrived from her rich life and loving service, and has now departed from us.”
Justin Welby The Queen touched on “many lives” and described him as a “fun” person to many.
He told the mourners: Loving service leaders are still rare.
“But in all cases, those who cling to power and privilege will be forgotten, but those who serve will be loved and remembered.
“The grief of this day is felt not only by the late Queen’s family, but by the nation, the Commonwealth and the world at large, stemming from her rich life and loving service, which is now far from us. increase.
“She was full of joy, she was close to many people, she touched many lives.”
Mr Welby also said he stands at the church where kings and queens have been crowned since 1066, with the queen declaring on her 21st birthday that “her life will be devoted to the service of the country and the Commonwealth”. .
He added: As we have seen, few leaders receive the outpouring of love. ”
Among the hymns sung in services, “Lord my shepherd, I do not want” was also sung at the Queen’s wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh at the Abbey in 1947.
Other hymns ended, Lord, the day you gave them. And Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.
As the Abbey fell silent, the Queen’s Flutist, Warrant Officer Class 1 (Major Pipe) Paul Burns, performed the traditional lament, ‘Sleep, Dearie, Sleep’. The Last Post, Reveille and the national anthem were also played.
The Queen’s coffin is covered with royal standards and decorated with the wreaths requested by the King.
Flowers and foliage cut from the gardens of Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Highgrove House were chosen as symbols.
They include rosemary for remembrance and myrtle cut from the plant that grew from the myrtle sprig in the Queen’s wedding bouquet. Myrtle is an ancient symbol of happy marriage.
The funeral was broadcast live in some 125 cinemas and cathedrals in the UK, as well as on the big screen in Holyrood Park in front of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
Several large screens were also set up in Hyde Park, but all public areas for the Queen’s funeral procession were full, according to London City Hall.
Late Monday night in Windsor, there will be a private burial service with senior members of the royal family, where the Queen will be reunited with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Queen’s final resting place is the George VI Memorial Chapel, an annex to the main chapel where her mother and father were buried, as well as the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret.
Philip’s coffin moves from the royal vault to the memorial chapel and joins the Queen’s coffin.
Monday was the climax of what is considered the biggest security operation the UK has ever seen, marking the end of the Platinum Jubilee weekend and the 2012 London Olympics, when up to 10,000 police officers were on duty per day. Exceeded activity.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/westminster-abbey-windsor-castle-europe-archbishop-justin-welby-b2170364.html The Queen’s Coffin makes its final journey to Windsor Castle