Queen Elizabeth: Her private burial service will be held around midnight. (File)
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin was today lowered into the Royal Vault at the St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle after a day of matchless pagaentry that drew world leaders and thousands of well-wishers. In a tradition dating back to Queen Victoria’s funeral in 1901, the state gun carriage bearing the coffin was hauled to the abbey by Royal Navy sailors, followed in a solemn procession by King Charles III and other senior royals.
Queen Elizabeth, who died on September 8, had been lying in state at the Westminster Hall since Wednesday evening. Huge crowds built in central London overnight and since early morning to secure a spot to watch the state funeral at Westminster Abbey.
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Queen Elizabeth II has been borne at Westminster Abbey. pic.twitter.com/9R9BKFDoGl
#Queensfuneral | Horses lining up ahead of the funeral procession. The coffin will be moved to Westminster Abbey at 3.14pm IST. pic.twitter.com/tq2jIAsMrV
Remembering Our Queen.
Today people from across the UK, Commonwealth and around the world will pay tribute to the extraordinary life and reign of Her Majesty The Queen. pic.twitter.com/yuFxoo6Gdu
Ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s State Funeral, a new photograph has been released.
The photo was taken to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee – the first British Monarch to reach this milestone.
Tomorrow, millions will come together to commemorate her remarkable life. pic.twitter.com/UyVfjVvJgw
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