Queen’s funeral in pictures: Royals unite in grief as they bid farewell to Britain’s longest reigning monarch

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral was held at Westminster Abbey and she will be buried at Windsor Castle

Sam Rkaina
Monday 19 September 2022 18:33 BST
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King Charles III arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of Queen's funeral

Tears have been shed across the country for the Queen, with royals and the British public united by grief.

Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of London for the funeral, attended by the new King Charles III and his sons and their families.

King Charles and the Queen Consort at the committal service for Queen Elizabeth II at St George’s Chapel, Windsor

Mourners along the route were seen wiping away tears and consoling and supporting one another as the procession saw the Queen’s coffin brought to Westminster Abbey.

Two hours ahead of the 11am service, all public viewing areas of the procession route were full.

The enormous public gathering began after Westminster Hall was closed to mourners on Monday morning, with hundreds of thousands of people having filed in front of her flag-draped coffin to pay their respects.

Many had waited for hours in line, including through cold nights, to attend the lying in state in an outpouring of collective grief and respect.

Kate, Princess of Wales, from left, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Camilla, the Queen Consort, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Princess Beatrice follow the coffin

The coffin is moved to Westminster Abbey from Westminster Hall

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said in his sermon during the funeral that “few leaders receive the outpouring of love we have seen” for Elizabeth II.

Below we look at some of the most powerful images from the day.

Meghan wipes away tears

The Queen’s coffin is borne on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy as it proceeds towards the Abbey

King Charles appeared to well up as he followd the Queen’s coffin into the Abbey

Pallbearers brought the Queen into the historic place of worship

Brothers Prince William and Prince Harry were reunited in grief

Mourners embrace on The Mall as thousands watched the Queen’s last journey

A woman cries as mourners gather in Hyde Park for the funeral

Prince George with his parents

Around 2,000 people attended the service

Liz Truss gives the second lesson at the funeral

The Queen’s coffin passes the Houses of Parliament after leaving Westminster Abbey

The funeral procession marches down The Mall

William and Harry follow the Queen’s coffin in the procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch

Princess Beatrice follows the funeral procession by car

The Royal Hearse carries the Queen’s coffin away from Wellington Arch before heading to Windsor

The royal hearse reaches Windsor

A procession joins the hearse on the final part of the Queen’s journey to Windsor Castle

The procession travels down the Long Walk towards Windsor Castle

The coffin arrives for committal at Windsor Chapel

Prince William, Harry, Kate and George at the final public service for the Queen

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