Funeral of Elizabeth II: Britons en masse at funeral

Tourists from afar gathered in London or Windsor for the funeral of Elizabeth II, sometimes arriving at dawn to s' secure the best seats.

Some people are seated on the grass of London’s famous park during the religious ritual that is taking place at Westminster Abbey. Others are seated on blankets spread on the ground or in camping chairs. The crowd observes I n complete quiet, rising on their feet and resuming their seats in time with Westminster. The Our Father” prayer is recited by many. At the conclusion of the service, there is a round of applause.

John MacKinnon, an insurance salesman in London who is 49 years old, had the following to say about the ceremony: “The ceremony was perfect. really beautiful as it should be for a great queen.

“It’s a great day in our history, it’s part of our life,” said Susan Davies, 53, who arrived at Hyde Park Corner at 6:30 a.m. from Essex, east London, with her husband and their two teenagers, well-placed to see the queen’s coffin pass. Susan and her family were able to get a good view of the procession of the queen’s coffin.

Jack, his 14-year-old son, who is already aching to relate the story to future generations, adds, “I want to be a part of history.” “I cannot wait to share this experience with my offspring.

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Caleb Thompson, 20, a film student who resides in Bedford in north London, observes the proceedings live on his phone not too far away from there. He is located not far from there. But because he was so determined to witness “the coffin and the royal family” pass, he positioned himself on the route leading up to the procession at six in the morning.

Some people had even spent the night there, as evidenced by the numerous duvets that were thrown around on the ground of Whitehall in the early morning hours. Whitehall is a thoroughfare in downtown London that is typically reserved for ministers and top officials.

On Sunday evening, Bethany Beardmore, a 26-year-old accountant, made her way to the location. She believes that she is only able to function due to the large amounts of sugar and caffeine that she consumed. “It was freezing, and we didn’t sleep,” she says. “There was such tremendous energy in the room. everyone was engaged in conversation.

A sea of arms waved cell phones as the casket made its way through Parliament Square so that people could capture the moment and remember it forever.

After waiting for several hours, Maryann Douglas, a retired nurse who is now 77 years old and who moved to London from New York four years ago, is having trouble finding the words to express how she feels. She exclaims, “It was even better than I expected, and I was left with goosebumps and tears in my eyes.


On the route that leads to Windsor, where the hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth II to her final resting place drove in the afternoon, fans pressed against the barricades to offer their condolences and welcome the passage of the queen.

On the “Long Walk,” a straight lane leading up to the castle on which six enormous screens had been mounted, the casket was greeted by a compact crowd as bagpipes accompanied the procession. The “Long Walk” is a straight alley that leads up to the castle.

“I came to pay my respects and give a last hello (to the queen) as I passed.” “I came to pay my respects and give a last hello.” According to Robert MacDonald, 48, who traveled all the way from Surrey (South) in full military regalia for the event, “it was my duty as an army veteran.” He served for a total of 26 years in the infantry.

Dawn Bell, age 56, was originally from Kent (South East). Throughout the entirety of her reign, the Queen has been nothing short of wonderful. “The very least any of us can do is wake up extra early and pay our respects,” she says.

She arrived in all black and was accompanied by Daisy, her 26-year-old daughter, who opted to wear a pink sweater and jogging shoes since “the queen loved a decent splash of color. Daisy was accompanied by her mother.

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