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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Goes Home Finally

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The Queen’s State Funeral at The Westminster Abbey in London on Monday was a farewell ceremony attended by 500 Presidents, Prime Ministers, foreign royal families and dignitaries that have come from all over the world. There were 2000 guests in total in attendance for this monumental State Funeral service.

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden attended the Funeral service as well as President Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron. President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil and his First Lady were also amongst a host of world leaders at the State Funeral.

The Queen’s funeral procession was impeccably organised and flawless with hundreds and thousands lining the procession route in London to witness the procession and the funeral in a moving tribute to Britains longest serving monarch.

Huge crowds packed the streets from the Westminster hall, The Mall, to The Abbey and all over the ceremonial routes in London. The Queen’s coffin was lifted by eight Pall Bearers, placed onto the gun parade throughout the procession to The majestic Westminster Abbey and for the entire procession.

The Queen’s coffin lifted by eight Pall Bearers and placed onto the gun parade.

A very sombre King Charles walked behind his beloved mother’s coffin with his sister, Princess Anne, his brothers, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward. His sons, Princes William and Andrew walked behind the coffin with other members of the Royal Family.

King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Royal Family members

The State Funeral was with Pomp and ceremony and the service at The Abbey was solemn and on point with the favourite song of the queen, “The Lord’s My Shepard” sung. The majestic Westminster Abbey is monumental to the Queen as she had her marriage and coronation services there and on Monday her farewell funeral service.

The State Funeral Service at The Abbey

At The Westminster Abbey In Pictures

King Charles III and the Royal family procession in The Abbey
Catherine. Princess of Wales visibly devastated.
Queen Consort Camilla, Meghan Duchess of Sussex, Catherine Princess of Wales and her Children, Prince George & Princess Charlotte
President Bolsonaro and First Lady of Brazil
PM Justin Trudeau and Canada’s First Lady
The coffin lifted in the car for the final journey

Journey To Windsor Castle

The Queens Coffin lowered into the vault at Windsor Castle

After the Funeral service at The Westminster Abbey, the final leg of the journey continued to Windsor Castle for service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle where there was 800 guests in attendance ahead of her private burial service later on in the evening by the royal family.

The Queen’s funeral service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle

The service concluded with the removal of the monarch’s crown, orb and the sceptre from the coffin and placed on an alter signifying the removal of the monarch’s power and governance ready for the next monarch. King Charles was visibly emotional at this very poignant ceremony.

The queen will be buried in a private family service together with her husband Prince Philip who died last year at the age of 99. She will be laid to rest in the same chapel that her parents and sister Margaret also rest.


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