Sailors pulled a gun carriage carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin to Westminster Abbey
Thousands lined the streets of London, some waving red and white roses, as the Queen’s coffin was carried in a procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch.
It will be driven to Windsor Castle and, after a memorial service at St George’s Chapel, Britain’s longest-reigning sovereign will be buried this evening.
King Charles III gave a salute to the coffin carrying his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as she began her final journey to Windsor Castle.
Some 2,000 mourners – including world leaders like US president Joe Biden – attended the service in the 1,269-year-old church.
The state funeral on Monday was the first of its kind since Winston Churchill received the honour in 1965.
In the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, the state gun carriage has a starring role to play. As bearers will lift the coffin from the raised platform- catafalque- where the queen’s coffin has lain-in-state in Westminster Hall, the coffin carried to a state gun carriage waiting outside
Sailors pulled a gun carriage carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin to Westminster Abbey . King Charles III and his sons Prince William and Prince Harry will follow the gun carriage in procession to a route lined by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.