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Picture Highlights From Queen Elizabeth II Funeral

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Picture Highlights From Queen Elizabeth II Funeral

Britain honored the life of Queen Elizabeth II with a state funeral steeped in tradition on Monday.

The Queen, the UK’s longest-reigning monarch, died September 8 after a rule spanning seven decades. She was 96.

The funeral service took place at Westminster Abbey in London, where the Queen was crowned 69 years ago and where she was married to her husband, Prince Philip, 75 years ago.

Presidents, prime ministers, princes, an emperor and an empress were among the dignitaries paying their final respects — a testament to the Queen’s far-reaching appeal and deft diplomacy.

Thousands of people were expected to flock to the Abbey and streets along the 25-mile (40-kilometer) procession route from central London to Windsor, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Queen’s flag-draped coffin as it travels by hearse to her final resting place in St. George’s Chapel, within the grounds of Windsor Castle.

In pictures: The Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II

King Charles III and his sister, Princess Anne, follow the Queen’s coffin after Monday’s funeral service

King Charles III and his sister, Princess Anne, follow the Queen's coffin after Monday's funeral service

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is escorted by Royal Navy sailors as it travels from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch after the funeral

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In pictures: The Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II

People in London react while watching the funeral procession

The Queen’s Piper, Pipe Major Paul Burns, plays the traditional piece “Sleep, Dearie, Sleep” at the end of her funeral. For most of her reign, the Queen was roused by the sound of bagpipes played beneath her window — at all her residences around the country.

Pallbearers carry the Queen’s coffin during her funeral.

The Queen’s coffin is carried into Westminster Abbey.

 

A handwritten card placed on top of the Queen’s coffin reads, “In loving and devoted memory. Charles R.” The “R” in King Charles’ title refers to “Rex,” which is Latin for king.

British Prime Minister Liz Truss speaks during the funeral service. Truss, who has been prime minister for less than two weeks, read from the Gospel of John.

People cry during the funeral service.

The coffin is carried into Westminster Abbey.

Members of the British Armed Forces march during the funeral procession.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, walks outside Westminster Abbey.

The emperor and empress of Japan were among the foreign royals who travelled to London for the funeral.

European royals, including from the Netherlands, Sweden and Spain, were also there.

World leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Joe Biden attended the funeral.

Photo credit: CNN

Picture Highlights From Queen Elizabeth II Funeral

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