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Non-public burial completes ultimate farewell to Queen Elizabeth II

The committal service for the late Queen inside St George’s Chapel in Windsor Fort.(Photograph: BBC)

The Queen has been laid to relaxation within the royal vault of St George’s Chapel, drawing an finish to the day that Britain stated farewell to its longest-reigning monarch.

The non-public burial ceremony occurred behind closed doorways after a day of ceremony that started with the state funeral at Westminster Abbey this morning.

The state funeral was attended by 2,000 friends, amongst them the King and instant members of the royal household, world leaders, dignitaries and European royalty.

Lots of of hundreds lined the route of the procession taking the Queen’s coffin from the abbey to St George’s Chapel inside Windsor Fort. 

After the coffin’s arrival on the chapel, a committal service was carried out by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner. The Archbishop of Canterbury gave the blessing.

The Queen was laid to relaxation within the King George VI Memorial Chapel, which sits inside St George’s Chapel in Windsor Fort.

The Crown Jewels have been faraway from the highest of the coffin earlier than it was lowered into the chapel’s royal vault the place the Queen was reunited along with her late husband, Prince Philip.

The non-public burial on Monday night was marked by an intimate service of prayers and hymns attended by members of the royal household.

In contrast to the sooner companies, this one was not televised and was closed off to the media, with Buckingham Palace calling it a “deeply private household event”.

A short assertion from the royal household’s web site stated, “The Queen was buried along with the Duke of Edinburgh, at The King George VI Memorial Chapel.”

On the state funeral earlier within the day, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, stated the Queen had touched “a large number of lives”.

“The sample for a lot of leaders is to be exalted in life and forgotten after dying,” the Archbishop stated.

“Her late Majesty’s instance was not set by way of her place or her ambition however by way of whom she adopted.”

He continued, “We’ll all face the merciful judgement of God. We are able to all share the Queen’s hope which in life and dying impressed her servant management – service in life, hope in dying.

“All who observe the Queen’s instance and inspiration of belief and religion in God can along with her say, we are going to meet once more.”

Some two million persons are believed to have poured into London on the day of the funeral, with hundreds watching the historic event on massive screens in Hyde Park. 

Church buildings and cathedrals up and down the nation additionally livestreamed the funeral for members of the general public.

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