Queen Elizabeth II funeral: The royal family bid farewell to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in a private ceremony at Windsor Castle. A smaller crowd bid the Queen Elizabeth II farewell in St George’s Chapel after the official burial earlier that day at London’s Westminster Abbey, where world leaders, members of European royal families, and the general public had assembled.
Queen Elizabeth II funeral: Key Points
- 2,000 people, including heads of state, gathered in Westminster Abbey earlier on Monday for Queen Elizabeth II funeral.
- The casket was then carried to Wellington Arch in a procession that included soldiers and musicians from the armed forces.
- After the casket departed the abbey, the Queen’s children, including King Charles III, followed behind it. Prince William and Prince Harry, his sons, joined them. Later, the Queen’s casket was transported to Windsor Castle.
- The Queen’s coffin was lowered into the royal vault during a ritual of commitment in St. George’s chapel, and her imperial relics were laid out on the altar.
- In the King George VI Memorial Chapel located within St. George’s Chapel, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were interred after the monarch passed away on September 8 at the age of 96. The coffin of Prince Philip was removed from its current location and buried next to his wife.
- According to Dean of Windsor David Conner, who presided over the ceremony during the committal service, praised Elizabeth’s “deep Christian faith” that “bore so much fruit.”
- King Charles III was moved by the outpouring of affection and concern from people all across the world, and on the eve of the Queen Elizabeth II funeral he sent out a letter of gratitude to them.
Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:
- Capital of the United Kingdom: London
- Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: Mary Elizabeth Truss a.k.a. Liz Truss
- King of the United Kingdom: King Charles III