The Queen’s funeral in pictures

The Queen's funeral in pictures
The Queen's funeral in pictures

Africa-Press – Botswana. Queen Elizabeth’s coffin has been lowered into the royal vault in St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, following a committal service.

Crowds threw flowers on the state hearse as it made its way to the castle.

The Queen’s beloved corgis Muick and Sandy were waiting at the castle, while her pony Emma stood next to the Long Walk as the coffin passed.

The coffin was brought to Windsor following a procession through London, accompanied by senior royals, members of the armed services and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The Queen’s state funeral was held at Westminster Abbey and was attended by about 2,000 guests.

A wreath on top of the coffin included a handwritten note from King Charles, reading: “In loving and devoted memory”.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby delivered the sermon.

Some of the royals were dressed in ceremonial uniforms, while others wore black mourning clothes. Catherine, the Princess of Wales, wore a pearl necklace that belonged to the Queen.

World leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Joe Biden attended the funeral.

The emperor and empress of Japan were among the foreign royals who travelled to London for the funeral.

European royals, including from the Netherlands, Sweden and Spain, were also there.

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss gave a reading at the service, where former prime ministers were seated together.

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