On September 19, 2022, the world said goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II as she was laid to rest following a State Funeral at Westminster Abbey. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the funeral route from London to her final resting place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, paying their respects to the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
The funeral procession, which was led by the Queen’s four children, began at Westminster Abbey and passed through the streets of London. It was a solemn yet beautiful sight, with people of all ages and backgrounds paying their respects to the Queen.
At St. George’s Chapel, the Queen’s coffin was carried in by the Royal Navy and placed in the Quire, the chapel’s main area of worship. The coffin was draped in the Queen’s personal standard and was surrounded by members of the Royal Family.
The funeral service was conducted by the Dean of Windsor, the Rt. Rev. David Conner, and included readings from the Queen’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The service was also attended by members of the Royal Family, government officials, and foreign dignitaries.
Following the service, the Queen’s coffin was taken to the Royal Vault, where it will remain until her interment on 26 September 2022. On that day, the Queen’s coffin will be taken to the George VI Memorial Chapel, where it will be placed in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.
The Queen’s burial will be a private ceremony, attended only by close family members. It will be a fitting end to the life of a remarkable woman who dedicated her life to public service and who will be remembered as one of the greatest monarchs in British history.