Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest in Windsor after state funeral watched by millions around the world

Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest in Windsor after state funeral watched by millions around the world

By Vijay Narayan
Tuesday 20/09/2022
Members of the royal family attend the committal service for Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England. [Image: Ben Birchall/Pool via AP]

Britain and the world said a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II at a state funeral last night that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers — and crowds who massed along the streets of London to honour a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age.

The ABC reports that in a country known for pomp and pageantry, the first state funeral since Winston Churchill's was filled with spectacle.

Queen Elizabeth has been laid to rest alongside Prince Philip at the King George VI memorial chapel.

Huge crowds showed up on the streets of London and at Windsor Castle to witness the moving, grand procession and ceremonies.

About 2,000 people who attended the service, with about 500 presidents, prime ministers, foreign royal family members and dignitaries.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Fiji’s High Commissioner to the UK, Jitoko Tikolevu attended the funeral service on behalf of the people of Fiji.

In a private family service, the coffins of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were moved from the vault to be buried together in the same chapel where her father, King George VI, mother, and sister, Princess Margaret, also rest.

[Source: ABC]

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