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UK lays Queen Elizabeth II to rest

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The Queen has been laid to rest in a private burial service in the King George VI Memorial Chapel of St George’s Chapel in Windsor, according to the Huffington Post.

A televised committal service in the chapel late Monday afternoon was attended by around 800 guests.

The private burial service for the Queen took place on Monday evening at 7.30 pm. This final ceremony was not televised and only the King and the royal family attended.

The Queen is buried next to her late husband Prince Philip, who died in 2021, her parents, King George VI and the Queen Mother, and her sister Princess Margaret, in the George VI Memorial Chapel.

Although much of the Queen’s state funeral took place in London’s Westminster Abbey, her funeral procession left London Monday afternoon.

The King and other royal family members joined the procession once it reached Windsor Castle and walked behind the coffin as it proceeded to the chapel.

The late monarch’s state funeral was the first one seen in the UK since Winston Churchill’s death in 1965.

Leaders from around the world came to London to pay their respects to the Queen.

The British public were also keen to say goodbye. Thousands lined the streets during the funeral procession, both in London and in Windsor.

A queue of historic size (around five miles in length) snaked across the capital to see the Queen when she was lying in state in Westminster Hall between Wednesday afternoon and Monday morning.

This period of national mourning came to a close on Monday evening, 11 days after the Queen’s death was announced.

In King George VI memorial chapel, the Queen’s marble slab will be engraved: ELIZABETH II 1926 – 2022.


Image Source: BBC News

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