Queen Elizabeth II is Laid to Rest
Her state funeral is taking place in the United Kingdom
The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is taking place in the United Kingdom.
It is an emotional day for the British public as they bid a final farewell to their beloved monarch, who died on Sept. 8 at the age of 96. The country has come to a standstill, with businesses and schools closed.
The funeral service was held at Westminster Abbey—the Gothic church in central London where the Queen was crowned in 1953. Her coffin then made its way through Central London in a funeral procession more than a mile long that involved thousands of members of the U.K.’s military. Afterward, the Queen is to be interred at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor—a historic town some 26 miles (42 kilometers) from London that is the location of Windsor Castle, one of the royal residences.
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