October 4, 2022
The Queen’s great-grandsons George, Charlotte follow her coffin

The Queen’s great-grandsons George, Charlotte follow her coffin

Queen’s funeral: Princess Charlotte and Prince George at the Queen’s funeral

London:

Queen Elizabeth II’s great-grandsons George and Charlotte join the royal family in procession behind her coffin at her funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday.

Nine-year-old Prince George and seven-year-old Princess Charlotte with their mother Catherine, Princess of Wales. George wore a dark suit while Charlotte wore a black dress and cap.

Queen Elizabeth II will be cremated on Monday, attended by world leaders and a historic final ceremonial journey through the packed streets of London.

Huge crowds gathered in near-silence to watch the Queen’s flag-wrapped coffin, on top of which was the Imperial State Crown, its shell and scepter, which was carried in a gun carriage from Westminster Hall of Parliament, where it was to be held on Wednesday. was lying in the state.

To the tune of pipes and drums, the gun carriage – used at every state funeral since Queen Victoria in 1901 – was then pulled to Westminster Abbey by 142 junior enlisted sailors in the Royal Navy.

The Thousand Year Old Church’s tenor bell rings 96 times at one-minute intervals – one for every year of its life – at 11:00 (1000 GMT) one minute before the service begins.

The longest-serving monarch in British history died at Balmoral, her Scottish highland retreat, on September 8, a year after her health declined.

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