This has been the massive and historic funeral of Queen Elizabeth II: emotion, feeling and protocol

After ten days in which the British people have been able to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II little by little, from Edinburgh to London, after her death on September 8, the state funeral has taken place and has left images and moments To remember. It has been an exhaustive organization to bid farewell to a Queen who will go down in history for her long reign in a funeral attended by 2,000 people, including heads of state, Royal Houses and other relevant people.

Princes William and Harry at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth IIPrinces William and Harry at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth has been transferred in the State Gun Carriage, a Royal Navy artillery car pulled by 142 sailors, from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, where the mass in her honor has taken place. which have been attended by many personalities from around the world. King Carlos III and Princes William and Harry have accompanied the monarch during the procession, in which bagpipes and drums have been played.

At 11 a.m. the funeral mass in honor of the Queen of England began in Westminster Abbey following a strict protocol as in any state funeral. Joe Biden’s entrance with Jill Biden has drawn attention for not going surrounded by security, something that, in all probability, will never happen again. After the high European authorities, the former Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom have entered, concluding with Liz Truss, current Prime Minister.

King Carlos III behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth IIKing Carlos III behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II

King Carlos III has arrived with his son, Prince William, and Prince Harry arrived in another car with Prince Andrew, who did not have permission to wear the military uniform, since they could only wear it at vigils. Behind them, Queen Camilla with Kate Middleton and little George and Charlotte from Cambridge. The King has been leading the funeral procession, visibly moved and accompanied by his children and his brothers, Princess Anne and Princes Andrew and Edward.

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin has been placed on the catafalque and boasted flowers from Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Highgrove House, all chosen by King Charles III. Two minutes of national silence have been observed at five minutes to twelve before the mass in honor of the monarch begins. It is there where it has been possible to see the placement of the guests, with Felipe VI and Queen Letizia together with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía.

The European Royal Houses at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth IIThe European Royal Houses at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

During the liturgy, it was possible to listen to Psalm 42 in a musical version at the express wish of the Queen, as well as a song that was composed for her coronation as Queen in 1953. It was also possible to listen to the national anthem and the sound of the bagpipes to end the mass. After this, the coffin of Queen Elizabeth has begun the procession through the streets of central London, followed by King Charles III, very moved, his other three children and his grandchildren. Nearby, the rest of the British Family followed the procession by car.

Lots of emotion and great protocol

Queen Elizabeth II has walked the streets of London for the last time, leaving behind what was her home, Buckingham Palace, and it has been at Wellignton Arch, a symbol of Napoleonic victory, where the long procession has ended to give step to the moment in which the coffin has been transferred to a car that has taken him to Windsor. The streets were full of people who wanted to say goodbye to the Queen of her, the one who has been loved and praised for all these years.

The parade of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II during her funeral through the streets of LondonThe parade of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II during her funeral through the streets of London

Once in Windsor there was a new walk, the ‘Long Walk’, with the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, this time in a hearse, to the chapel of St. George, where a mass was celebrated which was attended by various members of the European Royal Houses at the express wish of King Carlos III. There are 800 guests who attend that first funeral in Windsor to later, finally, be buried in a private act in the chapel with her loved ones.

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