Queen Elizabeth II's Coffin Lowered Into Vault Ahead Of Private Burial
Queen Elizabeth II's Coffin Lowered Into Vault Ahead Of Private Burial in St. George Chapel.
Queen Elizabeth II's Coffin On Its Way To St George’s Chapel
Queen Elizabeth II is being taken from Albert Road via Windsor Castle’s famous Long Walk in the direction of St George’s Chapel.
Windsor Castle 'Resting Place Of Several Royals'
Queen Elizabeth is being brought home to her beloved Windsor Castle to be buried in a small chapel in a private ceremony after her state funeral. Originally built by William the Conqueror after the Norman conquest in 1066, Windsor Castle has been rebuilt and remodelled over the centuries but is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.
Windsor Castle is the resting place of more than a dozen English and British kings and queens. Most are buried in St. George's Chapel, including Henry VIII, who died in 1547, and Charles I, who was beheaded in 1649. The queen will be buried at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, which is next to the quire of the main St George's Chapel. She commissioned the memorial chapel in 1962 and named it for her father
Queen's Coffin Makes Way To Windsor Castle
Queen's coffin at Wellington Arch was transferred to Hearse from the carriage and being taken to her resting place in Windsor Castle.
Queen's Final Journey To Wellington Arch Begins
Queen's coffin is being taken to Wellington Arch, and will be laid at rest near Husband Phillip's grave.
#WATCH | London: Queen Elizabeth II's coffin carried out of the Great West Door through Westminster Abbey; to be now placed back on to the State Gun Carriage ready for the procession from the abbey to Wellington Arch.— ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2022
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Queen's State Funeral Service Ends
Queen Elizabeth II's funeral service ended at Westminster Abbey.
At The King's request, the wreath contains foliage of Rosemary, English Oak and Myrtle (cut from a plant grown from Myrtle in The Queen's wedding bouquet) and flowers, in shades of gold, pink and deep burgundy, with touches of white, cut from the gardens of Royal Residences. pic.twitter.com/5RteIWahuW— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 19, 2022
British Prime Minister Liz Truss Reads From Scripture
British Prime Minister Liz Truss gives the second reading from the scripture of the Gospel of John. Queen Elizabeth II has been borne at Westminster Abbey.
#WATCH | London: British Prime Minister Liz Truss gives the second reading from the scripture of the Gospel of John. The passage concerns Jesus Christ's promise to his followers of a place in heaven.— ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II has been borne at Westminster Abbey. pic.twitter.com/9R9BKFDoGl
Archbishop Of Canterbury Remembers Queen Elizabeth II
Archbishop of Canterbury praises queen's service to UK and Commonwealth. He remembered her as “joyful, present, touching multitude of lives”. He also commended the late monarch for her optimistic speech to the people of the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral Begins
The State funeral service for Queen Elizabeth II begins at Westminster Abbey in London with the Royal family members and world leaders in attendance
#WATCH | The State funeral service for Queen Elizabeth II begins at Westminster Abbey in London with the Royal family members and world leaders in attendance— ANI (@ANI) September 19, 2022
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Queen Elizabeth's Funeral Live Updates
King Charles III, his sister Princess Anne, and his brothers, Princes Andrew and Edward, as well as Princes William and Harry, follow Queen Elizabeth II's coffin.
Britain bids a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth
Britain bids a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabeth's Funeral
Leaders and monarchs from across the globe gather in London to bid farewell to Britain's Queen Elizabeth at a state funeral of inimitable pageantry.
Queen Elizabeth II to be buried in a decades-old coffin lined with lead
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom's longest-reigning monarch, is made of English oak, lined with lead and it was built decades ago. The coffin is made of oak from the Royal Family's Sandringham Estate according to royal tradition. It was originally built by the specialist firm Henry Smith over three decades ago. The records of the exact date that the casket was made were lost when Henry Smith was taken over by another firm in 2005. Since its manufacture, it has been in storage under the care of two different firms that have been responsible for royal funerals. The coffin is two-in-one, with the internal portion lead poured over a simple inner wood coffin. That is then placed inside the outer casket made of English oak.
What Britain's Royal family wears to Queen's funeral will be dictated by tradition
Members of the royal family will all be in attendance, including the queen's four children, her eight grandchildren and their spouses, along with several UK prime ministers including the current and past ones. What the royal family wears to the funeral will be dictated largely by tradition. King Charles will wear a full-day ceremonial uniform with medals and will carry the red velvet and gold Field Marshal Baton that the Queen presented to him in 2012 when he earned that designation.
As working members of the royal family, three of the queen's children, King Charles, Prince Edward and Princess Anne will all wear military uniforms and medals. Her grandson Prince William will also be dressed in military uniform, according to Buckingham Palace. Women are expected to wear black dresses and formal hats, while men will wear black coats. Working members of the royal family traditionally wear military uniforms, while non-working men wear back coats, as was seen at the Queen's husband Prince Phillip's funeral last year.
Leaders and monarchs gather for final farewell to Queen Elizabeth
Leaders and monarchs from around the world gathered in London on Monday to bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth at a state funeral of inimitable pageantry, marking the passing of a beloved figure who helped unify the nation through her 70-year reign. Hundreds of thousands of people queued to file past the casket of Britain's longest-reigning monarch at London's historic Westminster Hall during her lying-in-state, and thousands more lined the streets to witness a sombre display of royal pomp.
King Charles reflects on ‘lifelong service of dear mother' ahead of Queen's funeral
Britain's King Charles III reflected upon his late mother's “lifelong service” in a thank you message ahead of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday morning. President Droupadi Murmu, who is representing India at the state funeral, and the heads of state and government from around the world including US President Joe Biden attended an “official state event” hosted by the King and Queen Consort Camilla at Buckingham Palace on Sunday evening.
Biden, VIPs lay low as spotlight stays on late Queen
American presidents usually make a splash when they travel abroad, holding the spotlight and quickly becoming the center of attention. Not this time. For US President Joe Biden and other presidents, prime ministers and dignitaries, there were no red-carpet arrivals, no big speeches and no news conferences as they gathered for Monday's state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. Instead, world leaders used to people hanging on their every word checked their egos in the service of honouring the queen, Britain's longest-serving monarch, who died earlier this month at age 96 after 70 years on the throne.
Queen Elizabeth's funeral service to take place at Westminster Abbey today
The longest-serving monarch of the UK - Queen Elizabeth II - who died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, will be laid to rest at Westminster Abbey in London today. According to a statement by the UK royal family, the state funeral of the Queen will take place on Monday at 1100 hrs BST. Queen Elizabeth's coffin draped in the Royal Standard is currently lying in state in London's Westminster Hall for members of the public to pay their respects to the Queen.
Canda PM says monarchy's role not open for debate
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused on Sunday to reopen the constitutional debate about the role in his country of the British monarchy, whose sovereign is automatically the Canadian head of state. Canada is one of 14 former colonies, which also include Australia and New Zealand, over which the monarch reigns. After the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, debate re-emerged in Canada about the monarchy’s role in the country which became independent in 1867.
Deeply Touched by Support', Says King Charles
Britain’s King Charles III said Sunday he had been “moved beyond measure” by the outpouring of public sympathy following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II in a message of thanks on the eve of her grand state funeral. King Charles said that he and his wife Queen Consort Camilla had been “so deeply touched” by messages of condolence and support from Britain and around the world.
Britain held a minute’s silence on Sunday in a tribute to Queen Elizabeth before Monday’s farewell. “We were moved beyond measure by everyone who took the trouble to come and pay their respects to the lifelong service of my dear mother, The late Queen,” he said in a statement. “As we all prepare to say our last farewell, I wanted simply to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those countless people who have been such a support and comfort to my family and myself in this time of grief.”
Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth's home and now final resting place
Queen Elizabeth will be buried alongside her husband Prince Philip in a small chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle in a private ceremony after her state funeral on Monday. Her parents were also laid to rest in St. George's Chapel. Elizabeth's funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey, before the coffin is driven to Windsor Castle, just west of London.
Windsor Castle is the resting place of more than a dozen English and British kings and queens. Most are buried in St. George's Chapel, including Henry VIII, who died in 1547, and Charles I, who was beheaded in 1649.
Order of committal service at Windsor for Queen Elizabeth
A committal service will be held on Monday for Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, following her earlier state funeral in London. The committal service will take place at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, at 4 pm (1500 GMT). The service will be led by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner, who will give the bidding.
Some of the music for the committal service was composed by Sir William Henry Harris, who served as the organist of St George's Chapel between 1933 and 1961, throughout the queen's childhood, and is believed to have taught the young Princess Elizabeth to play the piano.
The service will be sung by the Choir of St George's Chapel. Psalm 21 will be sung as the queen's coffin is borne through the chapel, set to music by Sir Henry Walford Davies, another former organist at St George's. The choir will sing "the Russian Contakion of the Departed", which was also sung at the funeral of the queen's husband, Prince Philip, in 2021.
Biden recalls heartly talk with Queen Elizabeth, says she reminded him of his mother
Expressing his condolences to the royal family, US President Joe Biden on Sunday (local time) paid his respects at Queen Elizabeth's coffin and said that the Queen had always reminded him of his mother.
While mourning the passing of Queen Elizabeth, Biden remembered Queen's warm candour and said, "The way she touched when she leaned over. The way -- she had that look like, "Are you okay? Anything I can do for you? What do you need?" And then also, "Make sure you do what you're supposed to do," Biden said adding that she reminded him of his mother.
Today Jill and I signed the Official Condolence Book for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.— President Biden (@POTUS) September 18, 2022
We first met the Queen in 1982, and will always remember her kindness and hospitality. Her legacy will loom large in the pages of British history, and in the story of our world. pic.twitter.com/6aZzUAMDAU
Thousands camp on London streets to get a final glimpse of the departed Queen
Senior citizens and children are among those camping along the funeral routes, over 48 hours in some cases, to bid a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday. Some of those have come from as far as the UK countryside and have even brought with them beddings and tents to battle a reasonably cold breeze that flows through London this time of the year. Visitors are also carrying food and beverages for their extended stay on the streets.
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Britain, world leaders and royalty from across the globe will on Monday bid a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth, the last towering figure of her era, at a state funeral of inimitable pageantry. After the grand funeral, Britain's longest-reigning monarch was laid to rest at St George Chapel at Windsor castle. In a private family service, the coffin of Elizabeth and her husband of more than seven decades, Prince Philip, who died last year aged 99, will be buried together in the same chapel where her parents and sister, Princess Margaret, also rest.