Queen Elizabeth’s casket will be unveiled on Monday after an unparalleled glamorous day that drew world leaders to her funeral and hundreds of thousands of well-wishers wishing to bid farewell to the esteemed monarch. We arrived at Windsor Castle, her final resting place. The route her hearse had taken from London was lined with people throwing flowers, cheering and clapping as they left the city to see her lifelong love of England. We passed through the countryside.
Thousands more flocked to the capital to witness the procession and funeral in honor of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, who had been on the throne for 70 years and commanded worldwide esteem. Inside the majestic Westminster Abbey, nearly 500 presidents, prime ministers, foreign royalty and dignitaries, including US Joe Biden, were among a congregation of 2,000 https://www.reuters.com /world/uk /world-leaders-come-london-queen-elizabeths-funeral-2022-09-12/.
The music played at the Queen’s wedding in 1947 and her coronation six years later rang out again. The coffin entered the line of scripture set on the score used in all state funerals since the early 18th century. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told attendees that the grief felt by people across Britain and the wider world reflected the late monarch’s “plenty of life and loving service”.
“The late Her Majesty famously declared on her 21st birthday broadcast that she would devote her entire life to the service of the country and the Commonwealth.” Rarely, and few leaders receive as much love as we have seen.”
After her funeral, her flag-clad coffin was hauled through the streets of London in a gun carriage by sailors in one of the largest military processions seen in Britain, attended by thousands of military members in ceremonial attire. One was pulled out. They marched in step to the funeral music of her band, and in her background the city’s famous Big Ben blared every minute of him. King Charles and other senior royals https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/royals-emotions-queen-show-through-ceremonial-pageantry-2022-09-19/ followed on foot.
The coffin was taken from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch and transferred to a hearse to travel to Windsor. There the Queen was to be buried with her husband, Prince Philip, who was her companion for 73 years. In crowds that had gathered from across Britain and abroad, people climbed lampposts and stood on barriers and ladders to get a glimpse of the royal procession.
Some wore smart black suits and dresses. Some wore hoodies, leggings, and tracksuits. Waiting for the London procession to begin, a woman with dyed green hair stood next to a man in a morning suit. Millions watched on TV at home on the declared holiday https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/over-100-british-cinemas-big-city-screens- show-queens-funeral-2022-09-17/.
Ben Vega, 47, a nurse from the Philippines, standing on a stool behind the crowd, said she was a royalist. “I love pageantry. I love the way the British do this,” he said. I have lived here for 20 years.I regard the Queen as my second mother and England as my mother.A second home.”
“Invincible” Elizabeth died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle, her summer home in the Scottish Highlands.
Her health was declining, and the monarch, who had performed hundreds of public duties until she was in her 90s, was out of public view for months. However, in keeping with her sense of duty, her picture was taken just two days before her death. She looked frail, but she smiled and held a cane, and Liz appointed her truss as her fifteenth and final prime minister.
Her longevity and inseparable ties to England made her even her own family aware of her shock. Prince William told the hopefuls.
The 40th sovereign in a lineage dating back to 1066, Elizabeth ascended the throne in 1952, becoming Britain’s first post-imperial monarch. She oversaw a nation trying to carve out a new place in the world and was instrumental in the emergence of the Commonwealth of Nations, a group of 56 nations today.
When she succeeded her father, George VI, Winston Churchill became her first Prime Minister and Joseph Stalin headed the Soviet Union. She has met leading figures from politics to entertainment to sports, including Nelson her Mandela, Pope John her Paul II, The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Pele, Roger her Federer. Despite her height being said to be her 1.6m (5ft 3in), she dominates her room with her presence, from Paris and Washington to Moscow and Beijing. He became a world-famous person who was highly praised. Countries with few direct ties to her, such as Brazil, Jordan, and Cuba, have seen nationwide tributes to her.
“People who render loving service are rare in any life,” Welby said at his funeral. When people are long forgotten, those who serve are loved and remembered.” For nearly 1,000 years, the Abbey’s tenor bell was the site of coronations, weddings and burials for the Kings and Queens of England. I rang the bell 96 times.
Among the hymns chosen for service was “The Lord Is My Shepherd”, sung at the 1947 wedding of the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, at the Abbey. Future King, Prince George, 9 years old. In addition to dignitaries, the congregation also included those who have been awarded Britain’s highest military and civilian medals for bravery, representatives of the Queen’s supported charitable organizations, and those who have done “outstanding” in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. It included people who made “contributions”.
Towards the end of the service, the church and most of the public fell silent for two minutes. Outside, the crowd joined and applauded as the national anthem ended. The Queen’s Pied Piper ended the service with a wail, and it fell silent.
The coffin then traveled through central London, past the Queen’s Buckingham Palace home, to Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner, followed by the monarch and royal family on foot during the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) procession. From there he was put in a hearse and taken to Windsor Castle, west of London, where a service was held at St George’s Chapel. This ends with the crown, orb and scepter, symbols of the monarch’s power and sovereignty, being removed from the coffin and placed on the altar.
The highest-ranking official of the royal family, the Lord Chamberlain, breaks the “royal staff,” which signifies the end of his service to the monarch, and places it in the coffin. It is then lowered into the royal vault.
Later in the evening, in a private family funeral, the coffin of Elizabeth and her husband of more than 70 years, Prince Philip, who died last year at the age of 99, will be buried together in the King George VI Memorial Chapel. Her sister, Princess Margaret, is also off. “I’m so happy to be back with my grandpa. Goodbye dear grandma. It’s been an honor in our lives to have been your granddaughter and we are so proud of you,” said the grandson. Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie said https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/dearest-grannie-we-miss-you-queen-elizabeths-grandchildren-2022-09-17/.
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