Elizabethan era ends in state funeral splendour before private burial ceremony at Windsor.
Four billion people across the world watched today as Queen Elizabeth’s funeral was held at Westminster Abbey, attended by heads of state from across the globe.
There was then a final send-off at King George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor where the Queen Elizabeth was buried alongside her beloved husband of 73 years, Prince Philip.
The Queen’s coffin made its final journey to the resting place inside Windsor Castle on Monday afternoon for the Commital Service, attended by members of her family, royal staff and world leaders. The Queen was then laid to rest in an intimate ceremony at 7:30pm – with just her nearest and dearest present.
“The Queen was buried together with the Duke of Edinburgh, at The King George VI Memorial Chapel,” an announcement on the Royal Family’s official website said.
The Queen’s family, including her mother and father, and the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret, are also buried in the chapel.
The UK Armed Forces have played an incredible part in the procession for Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral and committal service today, in both London and Windsor.
Marking the end to ten days of proceedings, service personnel representing a variety of regiments, ships and air stations that held a special relationship with Her Majesty The Queen took part in the funeral processions in London and Windsor.
Around 4,000 regular and reserve soldiers, sailors, marines and aviators, as well as musicians from Armed Forces bands, took part in the proceedings today.
This included over 3,000 military personnel in central London, with 1,650 personnel forming part of the procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey and procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch.
In Windsor, over 1,000 military personnel were involved in ceremonial activity, including 410 taking part in the procession from Albert Road, Windsor, to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
The proceedings in London saw the Bearer Party, formed of personnel from The Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards, transfer Her Majesty The Queen’s Coffin from Westminster Hall to the State Gun Carriage, which was pulled by 142 Naval Ratings to Westminster Abbey.