The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II was lowered into the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Monday – her final resting place, ending public mourning for Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
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The “instruments of the state” with which he was crowned in 1953 – the Imperial State Crown, the orb and the scepter – were removed from the coffin and placed on the high altar.
His eldest son and successor, King Charles III, placed The Queen’s Company Camp Color of the Grenadier of Guards on the coffin. As the coffin was lowered, a lone piper began to make a ghostly moan.
The Queen’s titles were read publicly for the last time: “The Late Most High, Most Mighty, and Most Excellent Monarch, Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Her Other Realms and Territories Queen , Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, and Sovereign of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.”
Later in the evening, at a private family service, the coffins of Elizabeth and her husband of more than seven decades, Prince Philip, who died last year at the age of 99, will be buried together in the same chapel where his mother -Father and sister, Princess Margaret, comfort too.
Queen Elizabeth’s coffin arrived at her final resting place, Windsor Castle, on Monday, after a day of matchless competition that drew world leaders at her funeral and hundreds of thousands into the streets to bid farewell to a respected monarch.
Inside the majestic Westminster Abbey, where the funeral was held, about 500 presidents, prime ministers, foreign royal family members and dignitaries including Joe Biden of the United States, 2,000 attended the congregation
Following the funeral, his flag-wrapped coffin was pulled on a gun carriage by sailors through the streets of London in one of the largest military processions to be seen in Britain, attended by thousands of formally dressed armed forces. Were.
Millions of well-wishers lined the route of her body from London, throwing flowers, cheering and clapping as it traveled from the city to the English countryside that she so loved.
Queen Elizabeth died on 8 September at her summer home in the Scottish Highlands, Balmoral Castle. His health was declining, and for months the monarch, who had held hundreds of official functions in his 90s, withdrew from public life.
She was photographed just two days before she died, looking weak but smiling and holding a stick as she appointed Liz Truss as her 15th and last prime minister.