Some 250,000 people attended the burning chapel of the Queen Isabel in Westminster Hall Londonreported on Tuesday the british culture minister, michelle donelan. “The figure is approximately around 250,000. We are calculating the final figures », he explained. “Full figures will be released in due course,” she added.
The citizens paid their last respects to the queen in westminster hall, the oldest part of Parliament, after waiting for many hours in a long queue that snaked through central London. People of all ages and walks of life attended the wake of the late monarch, who died in Scotland on September 8 at the age of 96.
The last such wake held in the UK was for the wartime Prime Minister, Winston Churchillwho died in 1965. Some 321,360 people passed his coffin in the funeral chapel in Westminster Hall, according to a note from the House of Commons.
Faithful to the end
The queen’s black pony, Emma, watched the monarch’s funeral procession pass from the grounds of Windsor Castle. The queen’s two corgis, Sandy and Muick, were also brought out for the coffin’s arrival at the castle, where Elizabeth was to be buried, after a grand state funeral, Reuters reported.
Held on leashes by the palace staff, the dogs waited patiently on the castle esplanade. The queen, who turned 96 this month after 70 years on the throne, has always liked corgis and horses, and she enjoyed horse riding. Her second child, the prince andrewwill take care of the dogs.