The United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II was on Monday given a state funeral at the Westminster Abbey in London, reported the BBC.
Later in the day, the queen’s body will be taken to Windsor Castle for a final family ceremony.
Elizabeth will be buried at St George’s Chapel next to her late husband, Prince Philip who died on April 9, 2021.
The former monarch of the United Kingdom died on September 8 at the age of 96 at the Balmoral Castle in Edinburgh.
Elizabeth’s coffin was carried by a gun carriage from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, towed by 142 sailors from the Royal Navy, reported The Guardian. Elizabeth’s son and Britain’s new monarch King Charles III followed the coffin along with members of the royal family including Prince William and Prince Harry, as well as members of the royal household.
King Charles III, his sister Princess Anne, and his brothers, Princes Andrew and Edward, as well as Princes William and Harry, follow Queen Elizabeth II’s coffinhttps://t.co/AKWbomDq7r pic.twitter.com/ANY8udPJa1
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) September 19, 2022
The Abbey’s tenor bell has begun tolling once a minute for 96 minutes, reflecting the years of HM Queen Elizabeth’s life. The tenor bell is the largest of the Abbey’s ten bells and is traditionally tolled upon the death of a member of the Royal Family….