Queen's funeral Highlights: Monarch laid to rest alongside husband Prince Philip

Updated on Sep 20, 2022 01:49 AM IST

Queen Elizabeth II Funeral Highlights: The service witnessed 2,000 mourners come together, including many world leaders. British Prime Minister Liz Truss and her husband Hugh O'Leary were also present.

Members of the royal family watch as the Imperial State Crown is removed from the coffin during the Committal Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in St George's Chapel inside Windsor Castle on Monday. (Photo by Ben Birchall/POOL/AFP)
Members of the royal family watch as the Imperial State Crown is removed from the coffin during the Committal Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in St George's Chapel inside Windsor Castle on Monday. (Photo by Ben Birchall/POOL/AFP)

Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral was held at London's Westminster Abbey on Monday. World leaders, including US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, were present at the service. Britain's new monarch King Charles III along with his siblings led the procession to Abbey, with all of them wearing a sombre expression. Her funeral was the UK's first in over half a century after British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was the last head of state to be accorded with this honour in 1965.

The UK's longest-serving monarch died last week on Thursday after reigning for 70 years.

The monarch was lying-in-state in the oldest building on the parliamentary grounds since Wednesday as several people filed past her coffin to pay their respects. Long queues were seen along the banks of River Thames as people waited to bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II.

Meanwhile, Indian President Droupadi Murmu met King Charles III at the reception hosted by the Britain's new monarch at Buckingham Palace - and offered condolences.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Sep 20, 2022 01:49 AM IST

    Queen buried next to husband Prince Philip

    Queen Elizabeth II buried alongside her late husband Prince Philip in the King George VI Memorial Chapel within the St George’s Chapel.

  • Sep 20, 2022 12:39 AM IST

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  • Sep 19, 2022 11:17 PM IST

    Queen to be laid to rest alongside her husband, Prince Philip, later

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  • Sep 19, 2022 09:38 PM IST

    King Charles III appears teary-eyed as his mother's coffin lowered into the Royal vault

    Britain's new monarch King Charles III was caught fighting back tears as his mother, Queen Elizabeth II's coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. The royal family members will come back to the chapel later for a private ceremony for the Queen to be laid to rest for eternity alongside her husband Prince Philip, her sister Princess Margaret, and parents King George VI and Queen Mother.

  • Sep 19, 2022 09:28 PM IST

    Queen Elizabeth II's coffin descended into the Royal vault

    Queen's coffin was descended into the Royal vault at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle amid all royal family members. They will return to the place later (7.30pm British time to be precise) for a private ceremony as the late monarch will be laid to rest beside her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

  • Sep 19, 2022 09:10 PM IST

    Crown jewels removed from Queen Elizabeth II's coffin

    Ahead of the final hymn, the Crown Jeweller removed the Imperial State Crown and the Orb and Sceptre from the Queen’s coffin.

  • Sep 19, 2022 08:56 PM IST

    Prayer service at St George's Chapel

    The hearse with the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II moves towards St. George's Chapel at the Windsor Castle, in Windsor. (AP)
    The hearse with the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II moves towards St. George's Chapel at the Windsor Castle, in Windsor. (AP)

    Prayers and song were led by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner at the St George's Chapel. Songs were sung by the Chapel’s own choir.

  • Sep 19, 2022 08:52 PM IST

    At Windsor, Queen's corgis patiently/ impatiently await their master's coffin

    Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral: The royal corgis await the cortege on the day of the state funeral. (Reuters)
    Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral: The royal corgis await the cortege on the day of the state funeral. (Reuters)

    Two of the Queen's beloved corgis awaited the arrival of Elizabeth II's coffin at the Windsor castle. The monarch’s love for corgis dated back to her childhood, when she fell in love with her father King George VI’s dog, Dookie.

  • Sep 19, 2022 08:45 PM IST

    Queen given final salute as royal members walk with her inside St George's Chapel

    Queen Elizabeth II's coffin enters St George's Chapel as she receives a final salute from everyone, including royal members. She will lay there alongside her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, for eternity.

  • Sep 19, 2022 08:44 PM IST

    Queen Elizabeth II's coffin reaches Windsor Castle

    The late monarch's coffin has reached Windsor Castle. Thousands line up the streets to pay their respects to their Queen for 70 years.

  • Sep 19, 2022 07:56 PM IST

    Thousands await Queen's coffin's arrival in Windsor

    Thousands await Queen Elizabeth II's coffin's arrival at Windsor Castle where she will be buried alongside her husband Prince Philip.

  • Sep 19, 2022 06:27 PM IST

    Loud cheers fill London streets as people thank the Queen

    People around London filled the city's streets with loud cheers, and even threw flowers as Queen Elizabeth II's coffin made the final journey from Wellington Church to Windsor Castle where she will be buried beside her husband Prince Philip.

  • Sep 19, 2022 06:19 PM IST

    Queen's coffin placed in state hearse for final ride to Windsor

    Queen Elizabeth II's coffin has reached Wellington Arch on a gun carriage from where it was placed in state hearse for the late monarch's final journey to Windsor Castle where she will be laid to rest.

  • Sep 19, 2022 05:24 PM IST

    75 steps per minute for the final procession

    The procession of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin to her resting place featured 75 steps a minute taken to the sounds of drummers beating 75 beats per minute.

  • Sep 19, 2022 04:54 PM IST

    Final journey for Queen Elizabeth II

    After the state funeral service at Westminster Abbey, Queen Elizabeth II begins her final journey to Wellington Arch from where she will be carried to Windor Castle for burial beside her husband Prince Phillip. Her son and new monarch King Charles III and his siblings, and other royal members walk behind the coffin.

  • Sep 19, 2022 04:43 PM IST

    A lament, played by the Queen's piper, brings service to end

    A lament, played by Queen Elizabeth II's piper, brings the state funeral service to end.

  • Sep 19, 2022 04:39 PM IST

    ‘God Save the King’ sung inside Westminster Abbey

    ‘God Save the King’ sung inside Westminster Abbey at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Sep 19, 2022 04:37 PM IST

    Two-minute silence observed across the UK

    A two-minute silence was observed at the state funeral and across the UK in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Sep 19, 2022 04:03 PM IST

    Archbishop of Canterbury says Queen was ‘joyful’

    In his address for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral, Archbishop of Canterbury remembered her as “joyful, present, touching multitude of lives”. He also commended the late monarch for her optimistic speech to the people of the UK during Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Sep 19, 2022 03:43 PM IST

    Service begins at Westminster; King Charles III, his siblings in front row 

    Service at the Westminster Abbey for the Queen's funeral has begun. The late monarch's son and current ruler - King Charles III, his sons and siblings are in the front row and also walked behind the Queen's coffin. Now, prayer songs are being sung.

  • Sep 19, 2022 03:34 PM IST

    Queen's coffin reaches Westminster Abbey

    Queen Elizabeth II's coffin reaches Westminster Abbey as guests, including world leaders and royal family, present there stand out of respect to the late monarch of Great Britain. The coffin is adorned with flowers picked from the gardens of the late monarch on the special request of her son and current ruler of the UK - King Charles III.

  • Sep 19, 2022 03:28 PM IST

    Queen's coffin carried by Grenadier Guards en route to state funeral

    The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II carried by by Grenadier Guards are on the way to the Westminster Abbey.

  • Sep 19, 2022 02:57 PM IST

    Former British PMs arrive at Abbey

    Several former ministers of the UK, including David Cameron and Boris Johnson, arrive at Westminster Abbey along with their better halves.

  • Sep 19, 2022 02:46 PM IST

    Joe Biden and First Lady Jill arrive at Westminster Abbey

    US President Joe Biden, and his wife - First Lady Jill Biden, arrive at Westminster Abbey for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Sep 19, 2022 02:31 PM IST

    French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at Westminster Abbey

    French President Emmanuel Macron along with his wife Brigitte Macron arrive at Westminster Abbey ahead of Queen's funeral. Ireland's President and Brazil's President were also seen.

  • Sep 19, 2022 01:56 PM IST

    All funeral viewing areas in Central London full

    All Queen Elizabeth's funeral procession viewing areas in Central London are full, reports Reuters citing City Hall, London.

  • Sep 19, 2022 01:54 PM IST

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  • Sep 19, 2022 01:43 PM IST

    2,000 people to take part in Queen's state funeral 

    Around 2,000 people are set to take part in Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral at Westminster Abbey today.

  • Sep 19, 2022 01:37 PM IST

    Archbishop of Canterbury ahead of Queen's funeral

    Ahead of Queen Elizabeth's funeral, the Archbishop of Canterbury said: “Let us pray for the Royal Family as they gather today to commend Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II into the hands of our loving and faithful God. We come together to give thanks for a long life, lived in service to her people and her Saviour, Jesus Christ.”

  • Sep 19, 2022 01:19 PM IST

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  • Sep 19, 2022 12:57 PM IST

    People waiting ahead of Queen's funeral

    People wait along the route that the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II will be pulled on a gun carriage following her funeral service in Westminster Abbey in central London Monday Sept. 19, 2022. Emilio Morenatti/Pool via REUTERS (via REUTERS)
    People wait along the route that the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II will be pulled on a gun carriage following her funeral service in Westminster Abbey in central London Monday Sept. 19, 2022. Emilio Morenatti/Pool via REUTERS (via REUTERS)

    Several people gathered along the route that the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II will be pulled on a gun carriage following her funeral procession at London's Westminster Abbey.

  • Sep 19, 2022 12:49 PM IST

    Police prepare ahead of the Queen's funeral

    Police prepare ahead of the Queen's funeral (Reuters)
    Police prepare ahead of the Queen's funeral (Reuters)

    The UK police are prepared for Queen Elizabeth's state funeral which will be held at London's Westminster Abbey. Her funeral will be the UK's first in over half a century after British prime minister Winston Churchill was the last head of state to be accorded with this honour in 1965.

  • Sep 19, 2022 12:23 PM IST

    Queen's coffin to be taken to Westminster Abbey

    Queen Elizabeth II's coffin to be taken to Westminster Abbey ahead of funeral. Police prepare ahead of the Queen's funeral.

  • Sep 19, 2022 12:21 PM IST

    Why Queen's youngest son Prince Edward didn't shake hands with mourners

    The youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Edward explained his choice of not shaking hands with the mourners who lined the streets ahead of the monarch's funeral. Read to know why here

  • Sep 19, 2022 12:11 PM IST

    People gather to watch Queen's funeral procession

    Some people camped outside the castle - where the Queen's coffin lies (Reuters)
    Some people camped outside the castle - where the Queen's coffin lies (Reuters)

    People have been gathering in London and Windsor to watch the Queen's funeral procession. Some have also been camping outside the castle.

  • Sep 19, 2022 12:04 PM IST

    When the Queen was told about plans to fly her body in plane

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  • Sep 19, 2022 11:51 AM IST

    What happens after Queen's 'solemn' lying-in-state

    As Queen Elizabeth's 'solemn' lying-in-state ended, read here to know what will happen next.

  • Sep 19, 2022 11:40 AM IST

    About Westminster Abbey - the historic church where Queen's funeral will take place

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  • Sep 19, 2022 11:36 AM IST

    Westminster Abbey lit as dawn breaks in central London

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    Here is what rests on the Queen's coffin

    2,868 diamonds, along with 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 269 pearls, and 4 rubies that sparkle on the Imperial State Crown rests on the queen's coffin.

  • Sep 19, 2022 11:08 AM IST

    President Murmu met King Charles III ahead of Queen's funeral

    President Droupadi Murmu at the reception hosted by King Charles III of United Kingdom at Buckingham Palace ahead of the Queen's state funeral.

  • Sep 19, 2022 11:04 AM IST

    Queen Elizabeth II's 'solemn' lying-in-state ends

    Queen Elizabeth II's 'solemn' lying-in-state ends ahead of the state funeral.

  • Sep 19, 2022 11:03 AM IST

    125 movie theatres to broadcast funeral live

    125 movie theatres in the UK are set to broadcast Queen Elizabeth II's funeral live.

  • Sep 19, 2022 10:57 AM IST

    1,650 military personnel involved in the procession

    A total of 1,650 military personnel are involved in the procession of the queen's coffin from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch after her funeral. 

  • Sep 19, 2022 10:54 AM IST

    2,000 dignitaries to attend state funeral

    2,000 dignitaries have been invited for the the state funeral, ranging from King Charles III and other royals to world leaders including US President Joe Biden.

  • Sep 19, 2022 10:51 AM IST

    A look at Queen Elizabeth's final days

    As the United Kingdom is set to bid farewell to Britain's longest-serving monarch, here is a look at her final days.

  • Sep 19, 2022 10:46 AM IST

    Queen's new photograph from Platinum Jubilee released

    Ahead of the Queen's state funeral, the Royal family released a new photograph from her Platinum Jubilee.

  • Sep 19, 2022 10:43 AM IST

    What will the Royal family wear at Queen's funeral?

    As the royal family will be in attendance, Buckingham Palace said that only working members of the royal family who hold a military rank could wear the uniform at the state funeral service at Westminster Abbey. Read more here

  • Sep 19, 2022 10:33 AM IST

    UK and the world prepare to bid last farewell to Queen Elizabeth

    The United Kingdom and the world are prepared to bid the last farewell to Queen Elizabeth II today. Read more here

  • Sep 19, 2022 10:31 AM IST

    Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral: How the day will unfold

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