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Queen's coffin lowered into the royal vault in Chapel at Windsor Castle
8 min read.Updated: 19 Sep 2022, 10:44 PM ISTLivemint
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There will be 500 international leaders among the 2,000 dignitaries who will attend Queen Elizabeth II's burial. Not to mention that it will be one of the biggest events ever, not just in the UK but all across the world, due to the thousands of mourners who will be in the streets. More people are expected to attend the Queen's funeral than the London 2012 Summer Olympics and the golden jubilee weekend combined.
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19 Sep 2022, 09:37:06 PM IST
Britain and the world bid adieu to Queen Elizabeth II
Britain said farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday at a historic state funeral attended by world leaders, before a ceremonial journey past hundreds of thousands of mourners to her final place of rest.
19 Sep 2022, 09:26:35 PM IST
Queen's coffin is lowered into the royal vault
Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is lowered into the royal vault at Windsor Castle at St George's Chapel.
19 Sep 2022, 08:27:32 PM IST
Queen Elizabeth II's coffin arrives at Windsor Castle
Queen Elizabeth II's coffin arrived past hushed crowds at Windsor Castle on Monday, for a final committal service at St George's Chapel before burial.
19 Sep 2022, 07:07:16 PM IST
Biden has left London following Queen's funeral
US President Joe Biden has left London following the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
19 Sep 2022, 06:32:09 PM IST
Queen's final resting place is a small chapel in historic Windsor Castle
At the end of a state funeral watched by millions of people the world over, Queen Elizabeth was being brought home to her beloved Windsor Castle to be buried in a small chapel in a private ceremony after her state funeral.
19 Sep 2022, 06:16:26 PM IST
State Hearse drives Queen's coffin to Windsor Castle
A hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth II's coffin sets off from London's Wellington Arch on its way to Windsor Castle.
19 Sep 2022, 06:13:31 PM IST
George and Charlotte follow great-grandmother's coffin
Queen Elizabeth II's great-grandchildren George and Charlotte attended her funeral today, signalling the more prominent role they will now play as the children of the first in line for the throne. The two eldest children of the Prince and Princess of Wales joined the funeral procession as it entered and left Westminster Abbey.
19 Sep 2022, 05:47:04 PM IST
Huge crowds follow queen's funeral in silence and awe
The tens of thousands gathered in central London for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth fell silent and bowed their heads on Monday to follow her funeral service in Westminster Abbey and watch the procession of her coffin afterwards through the city.
19 Sep 2022, 04:52:01 PM IST
Queen Elizabeth II's coffin leaves Westminster Abbey
Queen Elizabeth II's coffin leaves Westminster Abbey to start a procession from central London to Windsor Castle.
19 Sep 2022, 04:38:45 PM IST
UK national anthem, piper’s lament bring Queen's state funeral service to an end
UK national anthem, piper’s lament bring Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral service to an end.
19 Sep 2022, 04:37:46 PM IST
Two minutes' silence held in memory of Queen Elizabeth II
World leaders on Monday joined members of the public in two minutes' silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II at her state funeral in London.
19 Sep 2022, 04:26:54 PM IST
Royals' emotions for queen show through ceremonial pageantry
Elizabeth's closest relatives were ashen-faced as they followed her coffin to Westminster Abbey for her funeral.
19 Sep 2022, 04:02:56 PM IST
Archbishop of Canterbury at queen's funeral
At the Queen's funeral today, Archbishop of Canterbury said, "Few leaders receive the outpouring of love we have seen for late monarch."
19 Sep 2022, 03:59:06 PM IST
Crowds fill London to 'be a part of history' at queen's funeral
Tens of thousands of people, many of whom had camped out overnight, lined the route of Queen Elizabeth's funeral procession today and gathered in London's parks to bid farewell to the only British monarch most have ever known.
19 Sep 2022, 03:47:51 PM IST
Prez Murmu met Bangladesh PM, her sister before commencement of the State Funeral at London
President Droupadi Murmu met with Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and her sister, Sheikh Rehana just before commencement of the State Funeral at London.
President Droupadi Murmu met with Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and her sister, Sheikh Rehana just before commencement of the State Funeral at London. pic.twitter.com/PZWiAcqtsF
Queen's state funeral service begins at Westminster Abbey
Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral service begins at Westminster Abbey as coffin enters, 2,000 mourners stand.
19 Sep 2022, 03:29:51 PM IST
Elizabeth II's coffin arrives outside Westminster Abbey for state funeral service
19 Sep 2022, 03:26:04 PM IST
Queen's coffin makes way to abbey ahead of funeral
Leaders and monarchs from across the globe gathered in London on Monday to bid farewell to Britain's Queen Elizabeth at a state funeral of inimitable pageantry, marking the passing of a beloved figure who unified the nation through her 70-year reign.
19 Sep 2022, 02:45:04 PM IST
Biden, other VIPs lie low as spotlight stays on late Queen
American presidents usually make a splash when they travel abroad, holding the spotlight and quickly becoming the center of attention.
Not this time.
For Joe Biden and other presidents, prime ministers and dignitaries, there were no red-carpet arrivals, no big speeches and no news conferences as they gathered for Monday's state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II.
19 Sep 2022, 02:21:43 PM IST
A bell at Westminster Abbey has begun tolling 96 times, once for each year of Queen’s life
A bell at Westminster Abbey has begun tolling 96 times, once for each year of Queen Elizabeth II’s life. The abbey’s Tenor Bell struck at 9:24 am Monday and was due to toll once a minute until the queen’s funeral service begins at 11 am.
Bells at Westminster Abbey are now tolling once a minute for 96 minutes in advance of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth. pic.twitter.com/Qy6tGwbXDs
Royal mourners face rail disruption on journey to Windsor Castle
Trains travelling from London to Windsor, where Queen Elizabeth will be buried later on Monday were badly disrupted by technical problems, straining the public transport system as tens of thousands travel around the capital to watch her funeral.
19 Sep 2022, 01:59:19 PM IST
No open viewing locations left for funeral procession
There are no open viewing locations left for the Queen's funeral procession. The viewing areas are closed to visitors, so crowds are directed to Hyde Park, where the procession will be shown on big screens.
19 Sep 2022, 01:33:37 PM IST
London Stock Exchange closes trading
To commemorate the passing of the Queen, trading at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has been suspended. Since the Queen's passing, the London markets, including the FTSE 100 and related trade indexes, have been open every day.
19 Sep 2022, 01:28:34 PM IST
Historic sites in UK to remain closed
On September 19, all historic sites in the UK - including Stonehenge and HMS Belfast - will be closed to visitors. The Natural History Museum, Science Museum and the V&A in South Kensington, London, are just a few of the museums that will be closing their doors for the bank holiday.
19 Sep 2022, 01:17:22 PM IST
In charge for funeral
The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, will deliver the sermon at the funeral, which will be officiated by the Very Reverend Dr. David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster.
19 Sep 2022, 01:13:04 PM IST
Queen’s funeral to be held at Westminster Abbey, where she got married 75 years back
This is the first funeral service for a monarch to be performed at Westminster Abbey since the ceremony for King George II in 1760, breaking centuries of precedent, as they were later held at Windsor. However, here is where the Queen Mother's and Princess Diana's funerals were held in 1997 and 2002, respectively. The Queen wed Prince Philip here in Westminster Abbey 75 years ago, and this is also where she was crowned in 1953.
19 Sep 2022, 01:03:52 PM IST
Queen ‘lived in service to her people’: Archbishop of Canterbury
“Let us pray for the Royal Family as they gather today to commend Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II into the hands of our loving and faithful God. We come together to give thanks for a long life, lived in service to her people and her Saviour, Jesus Christ," tweeted the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman won’t attend Queen's funeral
Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, will no longer be present at the Queen's funeral. In his stead, Prince Turki bin Mohammed al Saud, a minister of state and cabinet member, is anticipated to attend the funeral.
19 Sep 2022, 12:45:40 PM IST
UK cinemas to screen Queen's funeral
Over 125 theatres will be showing the funeral in the United Kingdom for individuals who would like to share the moment with others. Although admission is free, several of the screenings are already sold out, so anyone wishing to go is strongly advised to call the theatre first.
19 Sep 2022, 12:34:23 PM IST
In pics: People gather to pay respect
Britain and the world prepare to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II.
Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, has praised the Queen for the extraordinary depth of their relationship over the past seven years. In addition to having genuine, in-depth, serious chats about international issues, he claimed he was able to keep her informed about what was happening in Canada. Trudeau believed her reflection and historical context were always incredibly helpful.
19 Sep 2022, 12:01:59 PM IST
Food seized from people lined up to be donated to charity
Food seized from people lined up to see the Queen’s coffin will be donated to charity. It is anticipated that about two tonnes of food, primarily snacks like crisps, chocolate, and biscuits, will be donated to charities.
19 Sep 2022, 11:57:44 AM IST
300,000 people visited Queen’s coffin
According to government estimates, 300,000 people stood in line to pay their respects, with the wait period reaching 17 hours.
19 Sep 2022, 11:28:29 AM IST
The Queen ‘treated everyone with dignity and respect’: Biden
“Queen Elizabeth was admired around the world for her unwavering commitment to service. She treated everyone with dignity and respect. Jill and I were honored to have met with her and feel her warmth. Our hearts go out to the Royal family and the people of the United Kingdom," wrote US President Joe Biden in his condolence signing for the Queen.
19 Sep 2022, 11:26:43 AM IST
Minute of silence in Queen’s honour
On September 18, the eve of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral, people around Britain observed a minute of silence in her honour. The administration urged citizens to take a moment to reflect at home, among neighbours, or during celebrations held locally. The procession of mourners in Westminster Hall came to a halt for 60 seconds.
19 Sep 2022, 11:23:33 AM IST
King Charles III ‘deeply touched’ by people’s support
Following the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III thanked the citizens in the UK and around the globe for their support.
"My wife and I have been so deeply touched by the many messages of condolence and support we have received," says a statement from the King.
19 Sep 2022, 11:19:40 AM IST
Prince George, Princess Charlotte likely to attend funeral
Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince George, 9, are anticipated to attend the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. The children of Prince William, first in line to the throne, and his wife Catherine are likely to walk with the Royal family in procession behind the queen’s coffin.
19 Sep 2022, 11:14:35 AM IST
Last mourners entered Westminster Hall
The last mourners entered Westminster Hall in less than two hours after the line to view the Queen's casket lying in state had been closed. After 5am on September 19 (India time), the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport reported that the last individuals had entered the line.
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