In addition to close family members, around 2000 guests paid their last respects to the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, at today’s funeral service in Westminster Abbey in London. Presidents, heads of government and monarchs from all over the world traveled to the state funeral on Monday, the reported dpa.
After the ceremony, the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II was pulled through the British capital on a gun carriage, accompanied by cannon shots and the chiming of the London landmark Big Ben by 98 marines.
Just behind the coffin walked the Queen’s four children, King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, and grandchildren Prince William and Prince Harry. Countless other soldiers from Great Britain and Commonwealth countries, police officers and employees of the state health service NHS (National Health Service) followed.
Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch during the funeral procession, which was accompanied by music from military bands.
The coffin was then taken in a hearse to Windsor, about 35 km away. The Queen will be buried there in St George’s Chapel after another service in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
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