World leaders and royalty have attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London’s Westminster Abbey to mourn Britain’s longest-serving monarch, who died on Sept. 8 after 70 years on the throne.
Tens of thousands of people lined the streets as the Queen’s coffin made the short journey to the abbey from Westminster Hall, where she had been lying in state for the past four days.
King Charles III and other senior British royals walked behind the flag-draped coffin, which was carried on a gun carriage pulled by 142 sailors with arms linked.
Canadian mounted officers during the procession for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey, London, on Sept. 19, 2022. (Marko Djurica/PA Media)
Among the 2,000-strong congregation in the abbey, there were some 500 presidents, prime ministers, foreign royal family members, and dignitaries, including U.S. President Joe Biden and leaders from Canada, Australia, France, Germany, India, and Brazil….
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