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End of an era: Queen Elizabeth II's coffin buried in royal tomb

2022-09-20T09:51:08.171Z

End of an era: Queen Elizabeth II's coffin buried in royal tomb Created: 09/20/2022, 11:38 am By: Helena Gries, Constantin Hoppe, Andreas Apetz The gigantic farewell to Queen Elizabeth II ends with the burial in the royal tomb. +++ 18.20: After the funeral service in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, the Queen's coffin was lowered into the royal crypt. This ended on Monday evening the pu



End of an era: Queen Elizabeth II's coffin buried in royal tomb


Created: 09/20/2022, 11:38 am

By: Helena Gries, Constantin Hoppe, Andreas Apetz

The gigantic farewell to Queen Elizabeth II ends with the burial in the royal tomb.

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After the funeral service in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, the Queen's coffin was lowered into the royal crypt.

This ended on Monday evening the public part of the state funeral for Elizabeth II, who died on September 8 at the age of 96.

The royal crown, scepter and orb that had been placed on the Queen's coffin during the state funeral were placed on the altar of the church.

Around 800 guests attended the celebration in the palace's St. George's Chapel, including members of the royal family and politicians as well as former employees of the Queen.

The funeral of Elizabeth II, who was British Queen for 70 years, will take place at 20:30 CEST in the close circle of the British royal family.

Windsor Castle: Queen Elizabeth II buried after funeral procession.

© Ryan Pierse/dpa

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The Queen’s coffin has arrived at St. George’s Chapel and is carried inside by soldiers of the Royal Guard.

The funeral service for Queen Elizabeth II will start there. The funeral of the Queen will take place at around 8:30 p.m.

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The funeral procession for Queen Elizabeth II has reached Windsor Castle with the royal gunners firing salutes and the ringing of bells every minute.

In the courtyard of the castle, the coffin was carried by the members of the royal family around the visibly moved King Charles III.

received.

The funeral procession is now taking the coffin to St. George's Chapel, where it will begin in a few minutes.

After the service, the Queen's funeral is to take place behind closed doors at around 8:30 p.m.

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The police in London speak of one of the largest security operations of all time for the Queen's funeral.

In London alone, more than a million people watched the funeral procession.

Between 150,000 and 200,000 people gathered again in front of Windsor Castle to bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II.

The funeral service is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The funeral procession carrying Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is on its way to Windsor Castle.

© Martin Meissner/dpa

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A few minutes late, the funeral procession has now reached the Lang Walk at Windsor Castle.

The Queen's coffin will travel the last two kilometers to the palace in the presence of a guard of honour.

Here, too, thousands of mourners are waiting along the route.

Soldiers have taken up positions in the courtyard of the castle.

Around 800 invited guests are waiting in St. George's Chapel for the funeral procession to arrive.

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Queen Elizabeth II's funeral can be followed on September 19 on TV and live stream.

Funeral of the Queen: Funeral procession on the way to Windsor Castle

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After the funeral procession passed Buckingham Palace, the Queen's coffin was moved to a hearse at Wellington Arch.

The soldiers bid farewell to the Queen with a military salute and the national anthem.

The coffin is now being taken to Windsor Castle.

The journey to Windsor, about 35 kilometers west of London, would normally take less than an hour, but the hearse will travel slowly.

In Windsor, after another funeral procession, the Queen is to be buried on the grounds of the castle in the presence of her family.

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A few minutes ago the funeral procession reached Buckingham Palace together with the Queen’s coffin.

Queen's Funeral: Funeral procession on the way to Wellington Arch

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Around 1.30 p.m. the funeral procession started moving again and left Westminster Abbey in the direction of Wellington Arch. Accompanied by the funeral marches of the military bands, the chiming of Big Ben and cannon shots, the Royals followed the Queen’s coffin.

King consort Camille and Princess Kate of Wales as well as Duchess Meghan and Countess Sophie, Prince Edward's wife, are driven by car.

Harry and Charles fight back tears at the Queen's funeral

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Now there are also Prince Harry and King Charles III.

no holding back

The tears roll inexorably down the cheeks.

Both "God Save the Queen" for the deceased monarch and "God Save the King" for the new monarch were sung.

In honor of the Queen, a bagpiper intoned "Sleep, Dearie, Sleep."

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At 12:57 p.m. the horn signal “Last Post” sounded.

Two minutes of silence followed in memory of Queen Elizabeth II. Now the whole of Great Britain sings the national anthem, "God save the Queen".

Queen's Funeral: Tears at Westminster Abbey

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The funeral service in Westminster Abbey has been running since 12 p.m.

The moving funeral service leaves tears in the otherwise emotionless royals.

Prince Edward in particular often wipes his eyes.

Young Prince George is also visibly embarrassed.

The homily will be delivered by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

The Queen promised on her 21st birthday that she would devote herself to serving the nation and the Commonwealth - a promise has seldom been kept so closely.

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The funeral service in honor of Queen Elizabeth II starts on time at 11.35 a.m.

The coffin, weighing two tons, is now being dragged to Westminster Abbey by 142 young marines with ropes.

Queen's funeral: 10,000 police officers on duty

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According to the British police, the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is the largest operation in its history.

Nothing can be compared to the enormously complex task, said Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Cundy from the London Metropolitan Police on Monday, according to the

German Press Agency

.

The funeral service is also said to be the largest patrol operation the Metropolitan Police Service has ever faced, due to the presence of many high-ranking personalities.

More than 3,000 police officers from other parts of the country were sent to London to reinforce.

A total of 10,000 police officers will secure the Queen's funeral service on Monday.

With positioned snipers, patrolling police officers on horseback and on motorcycles, as well as police dogs, the funeral service is to be protected from possible dangers.

According to security experts, the greatest danger is currently lone perpetrators, who mainly carry out knife attacks.

The members of the royal family who walk part of the procession behind the coffin are at particular risk.

Funeral of the Queen: This is how the gigantic funeral ceremony takes place

Update from September 19, 8:35 a.m .:

A week and a half after the death of Elizabeth II, the state funeral for the late Queen will take place.

The funeral procession will begin just after 11:35 a.m. EDT (10:35 a.m. local time) on Monday morning.

Bearers will lift the Queen's coffin from its catafalque in Westminster Hall and take it to a gun carriage outside the building's north gate.

After the funeral service, the coffin will be transported on the carriage from Westminster Abbey to the triumphal Wellington Arch near Buckingham Palace at 13:15 CEST.

To the sound of Big Ben bells and gun salutes, members of the royal family walk behind the coffin.

A hearse will then take the coffin from London to Windsor and drive up the historic Long Walk to the castle.

The funeral service, which will be led by Dean David Hoyle, begins at 12:00 noon CEST.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, as spiritual leader of the Anglican Church, delivers the sermon.

Shortly before the end of the service and during a minute's silence, air traffic over London is suspended for half an hour.

The Queen's funeral service at St George's Chapel

The funeral service in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle will start at 17:00 CEST.

More than 800 guests will attend the celebrations.

After the service, the coffin is lowered into the royal tomb to the sound of the bagpipes and a blessing from the Archbishop of Canterbury, bringing the public part of the funeral to a close.

The ceremony concludes with the anthem "God Save the King".

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Before the Queen's funeral: Great Britain says goodbye to a gigantic state act

First report from Sunday, September 18, 10:06 p.m.:

London – In Great Britain, mourning has become a major event.

After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, thousands of people lined up in what is probably the most famous queue in the world to bid farewell to their queen and an era in front of the monarch's coffin in Westminster Hall.

King Charles III

on the way to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II (archive photo) © PA Images/Imago Images

Before the historic state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, high-ranking guests such as US President Joe Biden paid their respects to the Queen on Sunday (September 18).

Ex-footballer David Beckham also waited in line for about twelve hours to say goodbye to the queen.

Thousands of people did the same.

Funeral of the Queen: Over 10,000 members of the British military in action at state ceremony

For the gigantic act of state, the police, secret services and anti-terrorist units in Great Britain are coordinating one of the largest security operations that the capital has ever experienced.

Over 10,000 members of the British military are said to be deployed.

"It's huge," Chief of Defense Staff Admiral Tony Radakin told the

BBC

.

In view of the masses of mourners, the British Ministry of Culture called on Twitter on Sunday to stop queuing for the Queen's coffin.

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 at the age of 96 at her Scottish country estate, Balmoral Castle.

Her coffin will remain in state in Westminster Hall - the oldest part of the British Parliament - until early Monday morning.

Finally, on Monday, there will be a service in Westminster Abbey.

Queen's funeral: High-ranking guests expected at Westminster Abbey

Numerous representatives of the European aristocracy have also been announced, such as Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, US President Biden and the First Lady of the USA, French President Emmanuel Macron, Brazil's Head of State Jair Bolsonaro, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Japanese Emperor Naruhito.

A government official told the

BBC

the effort was comparable to 100 state visits in a matter of days.

British Queen

Queen Elizabeth II

Born on the

21 April 1926, Bruton Street, London, United Kingdom

deceased on

8 September 2022, Balmoral Castle, United Kingdom

After the service in the famous Westminster Abbey on Monday, the actual burial will not take place in London but in Windsor to the west, where the coffin will be driven.

The Queen is to receive her final resting place in the evening at a private funeral in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle - alongside her husband Prince Philip, who died last year.

(hg/aa/dpa)

Source: merkur

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