Queen Elizabeth II is laid to rest next to the Duke of Edinburgh, her husband of 73 years, at the King George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor Castle on Monday at 7:30 p.m. after her funeral in Westminster Abbey. After the funeral procession – UK’s first in nearly half a century since Prime Minister Winston Churchill was accorded this honour in 1965 – the Queen’s piper brought the service to an end with a lament ‘Sleep, dearie, sleep’ that faded to silence.
At the end of the service, the church and the nation observed two minutes of silence as a tribute. Trumpets rang out before the congregation sang “God Save the King” and the crowd waiting outside, joined in.
Nearly 750,000 people attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth on Monday. Many foreign leaders attended it including Indian President Droupadi Murmu and US President Joe Biden.
Following the service, the Queen’s flag-draped coffin was pulled through the deserted streets on gun carriage. The procession which included thousands of soldiers dressed in ceremonial costumes, was one of the biggest military processions ever held in Britain.
The Queen’s coffin was carried from Westminster Abbey to the Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner, where it was put on a hearse before being driven to Windsor Castle, where she will be laid to rest alongside her husband, Prince Philip, as well as the Queen’s parents and sister, Princess Margaret.