Queen Elizabeth Is Bid Farewell By Britain And The World

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin will be taken west by road to Windsor Castle, with many thousands expected to line the route.

On Monday, following a state funeral attended by world leaders and a historic final ceremonial procession through crowded London streets, Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest.
The last of the people arrived at Westminster Hall in parliament after standing in line all night to view the queen’s casket before the doors closed at 6:30 am (0530 GMT).
The final person through the doors was Chrissy Heerey, a serving member of the Royal Air Force who joined the lengthy wait twice. She called the experience “wonderful.”
Queen Elizabeth is bidding Britain and the world farewell.
The late Queen Elizabeth will rest in the same grave as her parents, sister, and father.
On Monday, following a state funeral attended by world leaders and a historic final ceremonial procession through crowded London streets, Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest.
The last of the people arrived at Westminster Hall in parliament after standing in line all night to view the queen’s casket before the doors closed at 6:30 am (0530 GMT).
The final person through the doors was Chrissy Heerey, a serving member of the Royal Air Force who joined the lengthy wait twice. She called the experience “wonderful.”
Before leaving to join the crowds for the coffin’s procession through central London, she told AFP, “When they came to me and said, ‘okay, you’re the last person,’ I said, really?!”
” It was a long day, but well worth it. When compared to what the queen has accomplished for the nation, it is nothing.
After a year of deteriorating health, the longest-reigning monarch in British history passed away on September 8 at Balmoral, her Scottish Highland home. She was 96. Her 73-year-old eldest son, King Charles III, succeeded her. Late on Sunday, he said that the outpouring of condolences from the people had “deeply affected” him and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla.
I just wanted to use this moment to say thank you as we all get ready to say our final goodbyes, “he said.
She worked for me.
In 1965, Winston Churchill, who was Britain’s prime minister during World War II, was given a proper burial.
Then, when his body was taken up the River Thames by boat, the cranes that used to empty the wealth of Britain’s huge empire, which Elizabeth had inherited, were lowered out of respect.
Since then, Britain’s power in the world has gone down a lot, and its place in the modern world has become less clear.
To honour the only queen that most Britons have ever known, the country will still follow its traditions from hundreds of years ago.
For days, a large number of people camped there to observe the elaborate pageantry and to show their respect.
Jamie Page, an auto engineer and former soldier, 41, stood in Whitehall to watch the funeral procession while donning his medals for service in the Iraq war.
“I made an oath of fealty to the queen when I was sixteen years old. She served as my boss. She was like a divine gift, and she truly meant everything, “said he.
Page, however, said, “Who knows, time will tell” regarding Charles, who is the oldest person yet to succeed to the British throne.
The flag-draped coffin with the beautiful Imperial State Crown on top will be transported from Westminster Hall to the nearby abbey by Royal Navy sailors on a gun carriage.
The funeral service begins at 1000 GMT. The Last Post will be played after slightly under an hour, followed by two minutes of silence, and then the “God Save the King” national anthem with new lyrics.
Biden’s homage
The queen, who presided over the Protestant Church of England, which King Henry VIII created in the 16th century, did not want a “boring” send-off, according to former archbishop of York, John Sentamu.
He told BBC television, “You’re going to be lifted to glory when you hear the service.”
After that, the coffin will be driven to Windsor Castle in the west. Huge crowds are anticipated along the way.
When she is buried with her father, King George VI, mother, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and sister, Princess Margaret, the family that used to say “us four” will be back together again.
She will be laid to rest next to her late husband, Prince Philip, who passed away last year at the age of 99.
Elizabeth’s funeral today was a complete contrast to Philip’s funeral last April at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor in April of last year was a complete contrast to Elizabeth’s funeral today.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, only 30 people could attend, including the queen, who stood alone in black and a matching face mask.
But tonight, more than 2,000 people—including leaders of state like US Vice President Joe Biden and Japan’s secretive Emperor Naruhito—will cram into Westminster Abbey, the magnificent venue for royal coronations, marriages, and burials for more than a millennium.
“We, the entire population of the United Kingdom, send our condolences to you. You were fortunate to have her for 70 years, as were we all. For her, the world is better. ” As he completed a book of condolences, Biden said.
Along with his three siblings and his successor, Prince William, Charles will serve as the eulogist.
Liz Truss, who the queen selected as the 15th British prime minister of her reign just two days before she passed away, will also be sitting in the seats of the abbey.
There will also be representatives from the 14 Commonwealth nations outside of Britain, where Charles is also the head of state, as well as all of Truss’s surviving predecessors.
Probably the most important thing about Charles’s rule will be whether or not they become republics or stay as constitutional monarchs.
The queen’s death has sparked deep reflection on the Britain she ruled over, the legacies of its past, present, and what the future may hold, as well as the virtues of lifetime service and duty she came to represent throughout her 70-year reign.
A few people from the public were invited to the abbey for the funeral because they had done great work in the community.
One of them was Pranav Bhanot, a 34-year-old lawyer who provided free legal counsel and meal deliveries during the COVID pandemic.
After he first thought the contact from a government official was a scam, he said, “I feel completely out of place because all the headlines say that international leaders and presidents are going to be there.”
But it will give me a great chance to honour someone I have a lot of respect for.
Since the queen’s casket was carried to lie in state last Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of people have reportedly lined up, sometimes for as long as 25 hours and overnight.
Some 6,000 military soldiers have been called up for the solemn procession to and from the abbey, the journey to Windsor, and the committal ritual at St. George’s Chapel, some 6,000 military soldiers have been called up.
Big Ben chimes.
After the abbey ceremony, Charles and other senior royals will once more proceed past subdued crowds in a procession after the abbey ceremony before making the last leg of their trek to Windsor.
Big Ben, the enormous bell perched atop the Elizabeth Tower at one end of the Houses of Parliament, will ring continuously, and shots will be fired every minute.
As a sign of the ongoing interest in the woman once referred to as “the last global queen,” a sizable television audience is anticipated to watch the funeral both live and online.
However, many who lined London’s streets, which were already congested by daybreak on Monday, insisted they had to witness the event.
Jack Davies, 14, who is camping out for the parade with his parents at Hyde Park Corner, where the coffin will be removed from the gun carriage for the trip to Windsor, said, “I want to take part in history.”
I’ll share this experience with my kids. I’ll confirm, “I was there!”
The crown, orb, and sceptre of the queen will be laid aside at Windsor and put on the altar.
The lord chamberlain, the most senior member of the royal household, breaks his “wand of office” and sets it on the coffin to signify the end of her rule.
A lone bagpiper will then play a lament while the lead-lined oak coffin, dressed in the queen’s colours, is lowered into the Royal Vault.

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