Queen’s coffin passes Buckingham Palace in moving farewell on final journey before being laid to rest | The Sun

THE Queen's coffin has today poignantly passed Buckingham Palace on its final journey through streets lined with thousands of mourners. 

Her Majesty is today being laid to rest after 70 years of service – with her son King Charles leading the emotional service at Westminster Abbey with a 2,000-strong crowd.

The Queen, who passed away peacefully at 96, will now be reunited with her husband Prince Philip as she's buried at St George's Chapel in Windsor during a private burial.

This morning, thousands of mourners gathered outside Westminster Abbey for the Queen's public funeral.

And in poignant scenes, the Queen's coffin was taken into the abbey in a procession led by her son King Charles and his siblings Andrew, Edward and Anne.

The procession also saw brothers Princes William and Harry put aside their differences after months of rumoured feuds.


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William, who is now first in line to the throne, walked with his wife Princess Kate and his two eldest children, Prince George, 9, and Charlotte, 7.

The children wore black as they joined the Royal Family and leaders from across the globe to pay their respects to the Queen – who they sweetly knew as "Gan Gan".

Outside, thousands of mourners gathered around Westminster to be a part of the historical event.

During the service, the Queen's coffin was taken into the abbey, with a sweet note left on top by her son Charles.

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Some 98 sailors pulled the ceremonial gun carriage, while another 40 marched behind. Guardsman and members of the Armed Forces followed, all walking at 75 paces a minute.

It is now being taken to Windsor, where the Queen will be buried with the Duke of Edinburgh.

Thousands of mourners, including global leaders, joined the Royal Family this morning at Westminster Abbey for the emotional service that saw King Charles holding back tears.

The service, which was attended by her great grand children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, saw Her Majesty's life celebrated for her dedication to serving her country.

The Queen's coffin was then carried to Wellington Arch from the church.

The procession of seven groups, each with a military band, travelled via Parliament Square, Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade, The Mall, past Buckingham Palace and Constitution Hill to Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner.

One thousand armed forces from the UK and Commonwealth lined the mile-long route, British Legion standard bearers flanked the Cenotaph and King’s Life Guards turned out on Horse Guards Parade.

As the Queen's coffin was taken along the route in front of her old home Buckingham Palace, well-wishers spontaneously erupted into rounds of applause and shouts of "hip, hip hooray".

Once the Royal Family arrived at Wellington Arch, the bearer party lifted the Queen’s coffin from the State Gun Carriage into the glass-backed State Hearse, which Her Majesty helped design. 

It comes as…

  • Tearful King Charles led his family in an outpouring of grief during his mother's funeral
  • Princess Charlotte and Prince George solemnly walked behind their Gan-Gan's coffin
  • Kate Middleton paid a touching tribute to The Queen wearing Her Majesty's pearl choker
  • Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton looked united in sorrow as they followed the Queen's coffin

Bands of the Scots and Grenadier Guards played a medley of the Queen’s favourites, including Jerusalem and I Vow To Thee My Country.

As the hearse left the monument for Windsor, the parade gave a Royal Salute and National Anthem played out.

The King, the Queen Consort, the Prince and Princess of Wales, along with other Royal Family members, are making their way to Windsor car, travelling along the M4.

Thousands of mourners lined the A4, A30 and A308 to see the State Hearse make the 25-mile journey.

The coffin will arrive at Windsor Great Park where tens of thousands of people will bid a final farewell to the Queen.

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At the head of the procession, the hearse will travel up Long Walk, through Cambridge Gate and George IV Gate to the Quadrangle.

It will then make its way to St George's Chapel, where a televised committal service will take place in St George's Chapel at 4pm.

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