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UK lays Queen Elizabeth II to rest after remark funeral

Queen Elizabeth II has been laid to rest after a remark funeral attended by world leaders and a final lumber thru the streets of London.

Monday’s funeral comes 11 days after the longest-serving monarch in British historical previous died extinct 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8.

Thousands of oldsters lined the streets surrounding Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace to head attempting to search out the passage of the queen’s casket from Westminster Hall to the church and at final to Windsor Castle, the set she was laid to rest alongside her slow husband, Prince Philip and her father, King George VI.

Hundreds of hundreds watched the funeral on tv at dwelling after a public vacation was declared to trace the passing of the queen.

The royal family.
The final time the UK held a remark funeral was in 1965 for Top Minister Winston Churchill [Dominic Lipinski/pool via Reuters]

The funeral pageantry

In the lead-up to the funeral, many people valid thru the country camped out and queued for upwards of 13 hours to chat over with the queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall and pay their respects.

On Monday, Westminster Abbey’s tenor bell tolled 96 cases at one-minute intervals – one for yearly of her life – stopping earlier than the provider started at 10: 00 GMT to trace the glorious monarch most Britons accept as true with ever identified.

The oak coffin was coated with the Royal Long-established flag, the queen’s colours, with the Imperial Convey Crown on high, positioned on a gun carriage and pulled by naval personnel to Westminster Abbey, the set Queen Elizabeth was married in 1947 and topped queen in 1953.

Amongst 2,000 people within the congregation, there had been about 500 world leaders, alongside with US President Joe Biden, Emperor Naruhito of Japan and South African President Cyril Ramphosa.

“The total people of the UK: our hearts chase out to you, and likewise you had been lucky to accept as true with had her for 70 years; we all had been. The enviornment is higher for her,” Biden stated after signing a book of condolence.

President Joe Biden and the First Lady Jill Biden
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral [Gareth Fuller/Pool via Reuters]

The funeral, which lasted for under an hour, closed with the Last Put up trumpet salute and the nationwide anthem, God Set the King, welcoming the transition from one reign to the lots of.

“It was extremely transferring; I don’t think any person couldn’t be touched by it,” stated Al Jazeera’s Nick Clark, reporting from Westminster Abbey.

People bow their heads.
Of us glimpse a minute of silence on the day of the remark funeral [Maja Smiejkowska/Reuters]

The royal vault

King Charles led mourners and 6,000 members of the militia who had marched the coffin to the royal hearse, alongside his three siblings, his heir, Prince William, and his youthful son Prince Harry, from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch.

In the afternoon, people lined the route, throwing vegetation, cheering and clapping because the hearse travelled the 32km (20 miles) from London to Windsor – from the city to the nation-remark that Queen Elizabeth had cherished valid thru her life.

“For the queen and her household, it [Windsor Castle] was the set she spent worthy of World Battle II, valid thru the blitz and the German bombs falling on London,” stated Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands, reporting from Windsor.

“It was a broad fragment of her life, a broad fragment of the royal household’s life, and naturally, the British monarchy’s historical previous going assist many, many centuries,” he stated.

The hearse carrying the coffin.
The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth alongside the prolonged shuffle against Windsor Castle [Paul Childs/Reuters]

During the ceremony, the crown, orb and sceptre – all symbols of the monarch’s vitality and sovereignty – had been away from the coffin and positioned on the altar.

Once the royal objects had been removed, Lord Chamberlain Andrew Parker, the most senior loyal within the royal household, broke his “wand of administrative center” to field it on the casket, signifying the pause of his provider to the queen.

The queen was reduced into the royal vault of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. A internal most household provider followed in a while Monday on the chapel in which the queen was interred next to her slow husband.

People embrace during the funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
Of us comprise valid thru the funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II [Mike Egerton/pool/AFP]

The originate of a brand contemporary generation

The queen’s loss of life has brought searching back on the country she ruled over and the legacy of its previous, its conceal remark and what the future may perchance well take care of for the UK under a brand contemporary reign.

The funeral was “a broad resonant 2nd in historical previous for British people to ascertain assist on and take a look at ahead to as successfully”, stated Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba, reporting from Buckingham Palace.

“They now insist God Set the King,” stated Baba. “Of us are getting conventional to this, getting conventional to the incontrovertible fact that right here is the originate of a brand contemporary generation.”



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