Her Majesty The Queen laid to rest: State funeral marks the end of an era
After a momentous state funeral at the Westminster Abbey on Monday, 19 September, the world finally bid adieu to the Queen.
She has been laid to rest with her family and next to her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor at 7.30 pm on Monday, marking the end of her tremendous journey as the longest reigning monarch of Britain.
Thousands of Britons lined up the streets when the Queen’s coffin paved its journey from the Abbey to Wellington Arch and then to Windsor Castle for the televised committal service at St George’s Chapel where her coffin was lowered to the vault.
More than 200 foreign dignitaries were invited to the state funeral, including US President Joe Biden and Commonwealth leaders like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, India’s President Draupadi Murmu and Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, among others.
An event that will be engraved as one of the biggest in history, the Queen’s funeral marked the end of an era and the start of a new one with the country looking forward to King Charles III fulfilling his public duties and service to the people of the United Kingdom.