September 20, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |
The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II was held Monday September 19 and her body laid to rest and lowered into the vault beneath St George’s Chapel, just moments after the Imperial State Crown was removed from on top of the coffin. This location is where 10 other monarchs lie buried.
The country came to a standstill, with businesses and schools closed as millions watched on TV and over 500 heads of state and government worldwide attended. Earlier in the day, thousands of people lined the streets as the procession headed to Windsor for the burial, threw flowers towards the vehicle as it departed from Wellington Arch in central London that is the location of Windsor Castle, one of the royal residences. King Charles III and the Queen Consort, as well as other senior royals also travelled by car. On top of the coffin was a simple note from King Charles III that read “in loving and devoted memory – Charles R”.
The funeral of Her Majesty The Queen.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 19, 2022
Prince George 9 and Princess Charlotte 7, attended the state funeral, a nod to their enormous significance in the royal family, despite their age. With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George is second in line to the throne while Princess Charlotte is third.
The two eldest children of the Prince and Princess of Wales, formed part of the procession with the Royal Family, following the coffin as it entered London’s Westminster Abbey. She was 96.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby spoke of the outpouring of love seen since Queen Elizabeth’s death in his sermon at the funeral service in Westminster Abbey.
MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE.