Overnight Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest at St. George Chapel with her late husband Prince Philip, her father, mother and sister. The state funeral – the first since Winston Churchill’s in 1965 – took place at Westminster Abbey where 2,000 guests were expected to attend, millions more watching from home. The royal family including the Prince and Princess of Wales, Duke and Duchess of Sussex were photographed throughout the procession. World leaders US president Joe Biden, French president Emmanuel Macron, Canada prime minister Justin Trudeau and New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern also travelled to the UK to pay their respects.
After an hour-long service, the coffin travelled through London and past Buckingham Palace before arriving at St. George Chapel. There, a smaller service took place. It was a particularly somber affair after Her Majesty passed away peacefully at Balmoral, aged 96 on September 8. She was Britain’s longest-serving monarch. The funeral brings to an end 10 days of mourning.