Queen’s funeral: Elizabeth II buried next to Prince Philip – while members of the royal family bid farewell to the King in a moving procession and services | UK news

The Queen was buried alongside her husband Prince Philip after a state funeral and touching message in a chapel – as the nation finally bid farewell to Britain’s longest reign.

Buckingham Palace said Elizabeth II was buried at the King George VI Memorial Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle after a private burial on Monday evening.

It came on the heels of an emotional day for grieving royals, as tens of thousands of people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the procession carrying the Queen’s coffin and millions of others watched TV around the world.

the king He looked like he was about to cry During his mother’s funeral in Westminster Abbey, where world leaders – including US President Joe Biden, his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Liz Truss – were among the 2,000 worshipers.

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The emotional king at his mother’s funeral

The Queen’s coffin left Westminster Hall on Monday morning, where The last members of the audience had lined up all night long To see the king lying in state, he was carried in a rifle chariot to the monastery in a procession including the king’s children.

In the personal touch, the wreath adorning the Queen’s coffin was a handwritten note written by the king that read: “In memory of a loving and devoted. Charles R.”

The wreath also included flowers requested by the king that were cut from the gardens of Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Highgrove House.

George and Charlotte walking behind the coffin

Inside Westminster Abbey, King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen consort, walked right behind the coffin.

They were followed by the Princess Royal and her husband, Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence, the Duke of York, the Earl, the Countess of Wessex and the Prince and Princess of Wales.

nine years Prince George and Princess Charlottethe seven-year-old, accompanied by their parents, followed by their uncle and aunt, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Prior to the service, the Princess of Wales was seen holding Charlotte’s hand, giving her a reassuring touch on her shoulder.

Catherine, Princess of Wales of Britain, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend the state funeral and burial day of Queen Elizabeth of Britain at Westminster Abbey in London, Britain, September 19, 2022. REUTERS/Phil Noble/POOL
Britain's Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk after mass at Westminster Abbey on the day of the funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in London, Britain, September 19, 2022. REUTERS/Hana McKay/Pool

‘we will meet again’

Addressing the mourners, the Archbishop of Canterbury said the “sorrow” the world felt over the Queen’s death “sprang from her abundant life and loving service”.

“She was happy, present to many, touching many lives,” said Reverend Justin Welby.

“People with loving service are rare in any walk in life. Leaders of loving service are still even rarer.”

Her late Majesty’s broadcast during the COVID lockdown ended with “We’ll Meet Again,” Amal lyrics from a song by Vera Lynn.

He added: “Anyone who follows the Queen’s example, and inspires confidence and faith in God, can say with her: We will meet again.”

King Charles III and the Queen consort in front of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin during her state funeral at the Abbey in London.  Photo date: Monday, September 19, 2022.
The coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth is carried on the day of the funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, at Westminster Abbey in London, Britain, September 19, 2022. REUTERS/Phil Noble/Swimming pool

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In pictures: The Queen’s funeral

The Dean of Windsor told members of the congregation that they are in the place where the Queen was married and crowned…to remember her long life of dedicated service.

State trumpeters from the Home Cavalry sounded the last post followed by two minutes of silence across the country, then the national anthem was sung by devotees.

Huge crowds gather in a historic parade

Britain's Queen Elizabeth's coffin is dragged along the Mall by Royal Naval Service personnel during the funeral procession, on Queen Elizabeth's state funeral and burial in London, Britain, September 19, 2022 REUTERS/Andrew Bowers
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The coffin was carried along the Mall in London
Queen's funeral

Tens of thousands of mourners lined the ceremonial procession route from the Abbey to Wellington Arch, passing Buckingham Palace as staff stood outside the gates and watched the late king pass.

The Queen’s four children – the King, the Royal Princess, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex – walked behind the coffin in the procession, followed by three of her grandchildren, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Sussex and Peter Phillips.

Flowers were thrown on the road by members of the public after the Queen’s coffin was carried to the state funeral at Wellington Arch and then they traveled to Windsor Castle.

Thousands of people gathered along the long walkway to the landmark, erupting into applause as the procession carrying the coffin passed.

Britain's King Charles salutes as he leaves Wellington Arch on the day of the funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth in London, Britain, September 19, 2022 REUTERS/Toby Melville
The funeral procession carrying the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth walks along Albert Road on the day of her state funeral and burial in Windsor, Britain, September 19, 2022. REUTERS/Molly Darlington/POOL
The chair travels along the long walkway as it makes its way to Windsor Castle, on the day of the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth's burial in Windsor, Britain, September 19, 2022. REUTERS/Carl Reisen

The queen is buried next to her husband

About 800 mourners, including senior royals, members of the Queen’s family and staff of Windsor, attended a memorial service held at St George’s Chapel on the castle grounds.

The King occupied the same seat as the Queen sat alone for the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before the last chant, the imperial crown, orb and scepter were removed from the queen’s coffin, and laid upon the altar.

King Charles III put the color of the camp of the Queen's Company of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin

At the end of the last hymn, the king placed a flag – the color of the Queen’s Company camp of the Grenadier Guard – on the sarcophagus.

The coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault, before the Queen played a lament as he walked away, in a symbolic gesture.

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The coffin has been lowered into the Royal Vault

The Archbishop of Canterbury concluded the service with a blessing before worshipers sang the national anthem.

In a touching gesture before the service, the Queen’s loyal friends, her dogs Moek and Sandy, appeared on the grounds of the Windsor Castle Quad.

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The Queen’s final burial place is in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, an annex to the main chapel where her mother and father are buried with the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret.

The coffin of the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, has been moved from the Royal Vault to the Memorial Chapel to join it.

Queen Elizabeth II's photo

The scattered land on the Queen’s sarcophagus was collected from the royal mausoleum at Frogmore.

The The Queen passed away on Thursday, September 8 At the age of 96, she ended her 70-year reign and launched a period of national mourning ending on Monday.

The royal family will remain in mourning for seven days after her funeral.