Moving Images from Queen Elizabeth II’s Historic Funeral

The Queen’s long life and reign were celebrated in London on Sept. 19 with a funeral and several processions attended by world leaders and members of her family

By Kate Hogan

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September 19, 2022, London, UK: File photo dated 14/09/22 of police officers in The Mall in central London. The day of the Queen's funeral marks the climax of what is being regarded as the biggest security operation the UK has ever seen. Huge crowds, royalty and a long list of world leaders as well as other dignitaries will all need to be kept safe as part of the mammoth job facing thousands of police officers. (Credit Image: © Victoria Jones/PA Wire via ZUMA Press)

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On Monday, Sept. 19, the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II were celebrated in London with a moving funeral and several processions through the English capital to her final resting place.

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September 19, 2022, London, United Kingdom: Police officers prepare on The Mall in London on September 19, 2022, ahead of the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. - Leaders from around the world will attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The country's longest-serving monarch, who died aged 96 after 70 years on the throne, is honoured with a state funeral on Monday morning at Westminster Abbey. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP) (Credit Image: © Paul Ellis/PA Wire via ZUMA Press)

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Police processed along the mall ahead of the day’s events.



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Members of the Queen’s family were driven to Westminster Hall, where they received her coffin and followed it to Westminster Abbey for a funeral service.

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King Charles III and heir Prince William rode together, with other family members close behind.



 

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State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II held at Westminster Abbey in London. -PICTURED: Crowds -LOCATION: London UK -DATE: 19 Sep 2022 -CREDIT: PA Images/INSTARimages.com

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As with every event following the Queen’s death this past week, countless mourners lined the streets to pay respects.

 

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King Charles III waved to the crowds.



 

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Camilla, Queen Consort, rode with Catherine, Princess of Wales and her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

 

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Britain's King Charles III, Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex arrive at Westminster Abbey in London on September 19, 2022, for the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. - Leaders from around the world will attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The country's longest-serving monarch, who died aged 96 after 70 years on the throne, will be honoured with a state funeral on Monday morning at Westminster Abbey. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP) (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)

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The Queen’s four children — King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward — marched behind her coffin from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey.

 

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Prince William, Prince Harry and Peter Phillips — the Queen’s four eldest grandsons — did the same.




 

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The State Gun Carriage carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, in the Ceremonial Procession during her State Funeral at Westminster Abbey, London. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2022. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)

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The coffin was surrounded by members of the Royal Navy.

 

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Bagpipes played as the coffin was moved from the Hall to the Abbey.




 

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Inside Westminster Abbey, the royal family followed the Queen’s coffin up the aisle.

 

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A collection of world leaders — including President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden — were there to pay respects.




 

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Many of the former U.K. prime ministers were also on hand; during her reign, Queen Elizabeth II worked with 14.

 

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top is carried by the Bearer Party into Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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Atop the coffin were items of note, including the Imperial State Crown, the Orb and the Sceptre, plus flowers with a note reportedly from King Charles III.

 

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Princess Charlotte wore a touching tribute to her great-grandmother: a tiny brooch in the shape of a horseshoe, a nod to the Queen’s love of horses.




 

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The flowers atop the coffin included myrtle, also used in the Queen’s wedding bouquet for her nuptials to Prince Philip.

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