Elizabeth II passed away on September 8, and only today is her funeral in London. For several days the coffin was in the Palace of Westminster, where those who wished came. People were in line for days, even celebrities were waiting for the allotted time. David Beckham knew the queen personally and considered it an honor to stand with the British for 14 hours to see the monarch for the last time.
Note that the farewell ceremony began at 11 am (13.00 Moscow time). First, the coffin is moved from the palace to the royal crypt, followed online by thousands of netizens. In addition to King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla, Princes William and Harry and their wives, as well as their children, are present during the procession.
When the broadcast ends, the Queen’s coffin will be removed from storage and transferred to her parents in the George VI Memorial Chapel, where her husband, Prince Philip, will rest. Only the children of Elizabeth will be able to watch this: Princes Andrew, Edward and Princess Anne.
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Historian Aidan Dodson explained why this procedure is performed. “No burial in the royal tomb was permanent for a century. It’s more like a funeral waiting room. So after the television cameras are turned off, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will return to the surface to finally retire to eternal rest! Dodson noted.