Queen Elizabeth II Funeral Updates: Queen, Husband Buried Together

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  • The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II took place in London's Westminster Abbey.
  • U.S. President Joe Biden was among the 2,000 guests who joined members of the royal family at the ceremony.
  • At 12:15 p.m. BST, the Queen's coffin was to be transported through central London in a mile-long procession, with the royal family, again, following on foot. The procession came to an end at Wellington Arch, where the coffin was moved into the state hearse.
  • The Queen's coffin then traveled the 25 miles to Windsor and down Windsor Castle's Long Walk. Around 4:00 p.m., it entered St. George's Chapel for a final committal service.
  • This evening, a private burial was held for the royal family. The Queen was laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel alongside her husband Prince Philip, who passed away in April 2021.
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World leaders and members of the royal family attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at London's Westminster Abbey. Getty/BBC News

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Queen, Husband Buried Together

Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest Monday evening during a private ceremony attended by members of the royal family.

Her burial was the final event in a day dedicated to paying tribute to her life and time on the throne. Earlier in the day, her coffin was taken to Westminster Abbey for a funeral service attended by members of her family, members of the British government, several world leaders and some celebrities. Her coffin was then transported to Windsor Castle, where it was lowered into a royal vault at St. George's Chapel following her committal service.

The royal family said a private burial would follow at the King George VI Memorial Chapel. There, the queen was to be buried with Prince Philip, her husband of 73 years who died last year. She was also to be buried "alongside her father King George VI, mother Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and sister Princess Margaret," the royal family said on Twitter.

The Dean of Windsor later conducted the burial, Buckingham Palace said in an overview of the day's events published on its website.

"The Queen was buried together with The Duke of Edinburgh, at The King George VI Memorial Chapel," the palace said.

King Reportedly to Turn Balmoral Into Museum

King Charles III is reportedly considering turning Balmoral Castle in Scotland into a museum that would be open to the public.

Located in Aberdeenshire, Balmoral is the royal residence that Queen Elizabeth II enjoyed staying in while visiting Scotland. She was at Balmoral at the time of her death on September 8.

Now that he is the reigning monarch, King Charles III may decide to transform the castle into a public space that would recognize his mother's seven decades as queen, according to The Daily Mail.

King Charles III opened another castle, known as the Castle of Mey, to the public in years past. The Castle of Mey was a residence of his grandmother's for about 50 years until her death in 2002. In mid-2019, then-Prince Charles started a bed and breakfast within that royal residence, according to Hello! magazine.

A source familiar with the king's plans for Balmoral drew comparisons with the work he previously put into the Castle of Mey. "'Now he plans to do something similar with Balmoral,'" the unnamed source told The Daily Mail. They said those plans "are likely to take some time."

In addition to expanding public access to royal holdings, the newspaper reported that transforming Balmoral into a museum would enable the royal family to keep a running staff on hand at the castle.

Prince William, Kate Write Final Note for Queen

Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Prince and Princess of Wales, left handwritten notes on Queen Elizabeth II's coffin during her funeral Monday.

The two notes with William and Kate's monograms were tucked into the floral wreaths placed on the casket.

King Charles III also placed a handwritten note on his mother's casket.

Both notes were visible during the Committal Service at St. George's Chapel Monday afternoon.

Notes on Queen's Casket
King Charles III places the the Queen's Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin during the Committal Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in St George's Chapel inside Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022. Jonathan Brad/ POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Harry Reportedly Told About Death Right Before Public

Prince Harry was reportedly told that Queen Elizabeth II had died about five minutes before the public was informed of her passing on September 8.

The Daily Telegraph reported over the weekend that the Duke of Sussex found out about his grandmother's death just minutes before Buckingham Palace released a statement officially notifying the public about the news.

Following the Telegraph's report, a spokesperson for King Charles III told The Daily Mail that members of the public were "only informed after every family member had been informed." The paper reported that Prince Harry was told shortly before the official statement was made but suggested that may have been because he was traveling.

Earlier that day, Buckingham Palace announced that the queen had been placed under medical supervision. Several members of the royal family, including Prince Harry, rushed to Balmoral Castle in Scotland to be with the queen. Prince Harry was reportedly on a plane at the time of her death.

Australia Split on Support for King Charles

A new poll shows the people of Australia are divided over whether they want King Charles III to be their head of state.

The Guardian found that there was a 50-50 split among viewers when asked if King Charles III should be Australia's head of state, with women, older voters and Coalition supporters more likely to support the new monarch.

Only 44 percent of those surveyed gave the King a "positive rating," compared to 71 percent for Queen Elizabeth and 63 percent for Prince William. Prince Harry was viewed less favorable than his father, with a 42 percent positive rating.

This comes as Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attended Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral Monday.

The latest Guardian Essential poll found about 43 percent of respondents support Australia becoming a republic. This figure has not increased much over the past five years, the Guardian finds.

Only about 37 percent of people surveyed oppose a republic in Australia, the poll found. This is a slight increase of three percentage points since June and seven percentage points since 2017.

Among young people, the support for a republic is higher, with 51 percent in favor and 24 percent opposed. But over half of older people oppose the republic, with 51 percent of people against and 34 percent for.

The Australian Republic Movement (ARM) has been working to drum up support for removing the British monarch as the head of state.

In May, the ARM refenced a poll that showed only 35 percent of Australians support Charles.

"How can Charles claim to represent Australians when almost two-thirds of us say they don't want him as King?" ARM National Director Sandy Biar said in a statement at the time. "It's time we had an Australian as Head of State chosen democratically through a merit-based election – someone chosen by Australians and accountable to us."

The republic movement in Australia plans to restart its campaign for independence form the British crown after the Queen's mourning period.

King 'Deeply Touched' by Global Outpour of Support

King Charles III gave thanks for the outpouring of support to him and the royal family amid the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

"Over the last ten days, my wife and I have been so deeply touched by the many messages of condolence and support we have received from this country and across the world," the King said in a statement ahead of the Queen's funeral.

"In London, Edinburgh, Hillsborough and Cardiff we were moved beyond measure by everyone who took the trouble to come and pay their respects to the lifelong service of my dear mother, The late Queen," he added.

The King thanked the "countless people" who have offered their support and comfort to him and his family "in this time of grief."

Private Family Service Underway at St. George's Chapel

King Charles III and other members of the royal family have returned to St. George's Chapel for a private family service, according to the BBC.

Queen Elizabeth II's casket will be moved to the King George VI Memorial Chapel, where her parents and sister have been laid to rest.

The Queen's late husband, Prince Philip, will also be moved to be buried with his wife.

The royal family said this private service is a "deeply personal family occasion."

Funeral Reportedly to Cost Above $7M

One royal expert is predicting the costs associated with Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will exceed $7 million.

There has not yet been an official estimate for funeral-related costs from the British government.

The funeral, which was held on Monday, was the first state funeral since the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. It was expected to cost more than Churchill's funeral and more than the funeral for the queen's mother in 2002, according to The New York Times, which said the 2002 funeral cost more than $5 million.

Simon Morgan, a former royal security officer, told The New York Post that the funeral would likely cost more than $7.5 million. If true, that would reportedly make the funeral the country's most costly one-day event in its history.

Morgan described the funeral to the Post as "the biggest policing operation that United Kingdom policing has ever undertaken." Several world leaders traveled to the UK to pay their respects to the queen at the funeral, necessitating strong security precautions.

Royal Family Shares Queen's Final Portrait

The royal family released Queen Elizabeth II's final portrait just hours before the start of her state funeral procession.

The photograph, which was shared online, showed the queen smiling at the camera while dressed in light blue and wearing a pearl necklace and pearl earrings. She was also wearing a brooch she received as an 18th birthday gift from her parents, according to The Guardian.

"The photo was taken to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee - the first British Monarch to reach this milestone," the royal family said on Twitter. It was reportedly taken in May, about four months before her death on September 8.

The queen marked 70 years on the throne in February. Celebrations held in honor of the milestone concluded in early June.

Kate Middleton Wears Queen's Necklace

Kate Middleton honors the late Queen Elizabeth II with her jewelry choices during the Queen's funeral service Monday.

The Princess of Wales wore a diamond clasp and pearls and matching pearl earrings.

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Princess Kate Earrings

She wore the same necklace and earring combination that she wore for the funeral of the Queen's late husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

She also wore this necklace at the Queen's 70th wedding anniversary.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England. Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The necklace was reportedly a gift to the Queen from the Japanese government. These pieces were previously worn by her husband's, Prince William, late mother, Princess Diana.

Queen Elizabeth II wore the four strand diamond and pearl choker at a banquet in Bangladesh in 1983.

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Queen Elizabeth II wears a four strand diamond and pearl choker with 'Granny's Tiara' to a banquet in Bangladesh, 16th November 1983. David Levenson/Getty Images

Service Ends With 'God Save the King'

The committal service of Queen Elizabeth II came to an end Monday evening as the congregation sang "God Save the King."

A program for the committal service that was shared publicly by Buckingham Palace showed that the national anthem was to come after the final blessing bestowed by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. It followed the lowering of the queen's coffin at St. George's Chapel, which is to be her final resting place at Windsor Castle.

As the service wound to its end, King Charles III could be seen looking on with a somber expression on his face while surrounded by singing congregants.

"God Save the Queen" was sung throughout the queen's seven-decade reign. "God Save the King" was sung in an official capacity for the first time since her death on September 9 during a memorial service at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Imperial Crown, Orb, Sceptre Placed on Altar

The Imperial State Crown and the Orb and Sceptre were removed from Queen Elizabeth II's casket before she was lowered into the Royal Vault.

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top, borne on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy departs Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The Crown Jeweller removed the items from the Queen's coffin during the Committal Service at St. George's Chapel in Windsor.

The Crown, Orb and Sceptre were placed on the alter by the Dean of Windsor.

Then, King Charles III draped the Queen's Queen's Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin.

Queen's Pony Seen Near Funeral Procession

Queen Elizabeth II's pony watched as the funeral procession carrying the queen's coffin made its way to Windsor Castle.

The Fell pony, named Emma, was seen standing along the path to Windsor Castle as the procession moved past. Photos taken on the castle grounds and shared on social media showed the pony standing on the grass a few feet away from the procession as the vehicle transporting the queen's coffin drove slowly by.

The procession was making its way to St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, where a committal service began Monday afternoon. Also waiting for the queen's arrival at Windsor Castle were her two corgis, whom Prince Andrew is reportedly going to care for moving forward.

Dean of Windsor Notes Queen's Calm Presence

The Dean of Windsor opened the Queen's committal service by honoring the late monarch.

"We have come together to commit into the hands of God the soul of his servant Queen Elizabeth," he said.

He noted that St. George's Chapel is a place were the Queen "so often worshipped."

"Here, in St, George's Chapel," he said, "we are bound to call to mind someone whose uncomplicated yet profound Christian faith bore so much fruit."

"Fruit, in a life of unstinting service to the Nation, the Commonwealth and the wider world, but also (and especially to be remembered in this place) in kindness, concern and reassuring care for her family and friends and neighbours," he said.

The Dean of Windsor also remarked on the Queen's "calm and dignified presence" that gave others the "confidence to face the future."

"In the midst of our rapidly changing and frequently troubled world, her calm and dignified presence has given us confidence to face the future, as she did, with courage and with hope," he said.

"As, with grateful hearts, we reflect on these and all the many other ways in which her long life has been a blessing to us, we pray that God will give us grace to honor her memory by following her example, and that, with our sister Elizabeth, at the last, we shall know the joys of life eternal." he added.

The Dean led the service, reciting prayers, psalms and hymns.

Queen to be Laid to Rest With Family in St. George's Chapel

Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest in St. George's Chapel in Windsor.

She will join other family members who have passed inside the George VI Memorial Chapel. The Queen's father, King George VI, is buried there, along with her mother and sister, Margaret. The latter two were cremated to ensure there would be room for the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth's late husband, Prince Philip, is currently laid in the Royal Vault. His coffin will be moved to the memorial chapel to lie with this wife.

St. George's Chapel was the location for many royal weddings, including for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018. Prince Philip's funeral was held last year.

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St George's Chapel floor plan. Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel inside St. George's Chapel in Windsor. Sky News

Princess Charlotte Honors Queen's Love of Horses

Members of the royal family honored the late Queen Elizabeth II with their jewelry choices during her funeral Monday.

Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Prince William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales, wore a horseshoe brooch pinned to her coat.

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in London, Britain, September 19, 2022. Phil Harris / POOL/AFP via Getty Images

The Queen had a deep love for horses and horse-riding. Charlotte, age seven, reportedly shares this passion.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, wore a pair of pearl stud earrings that were a gift from the Queen, a spokesperson for the Sussexes told CNN.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is driven down The Mall after the funeral for HM Queen Elizabeth II's funeral on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Tom Jenkins/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Camilla, the Queen Consort, wore a gold necklace and sapphire stone and diamond stud earrings to the Queen's funeral service at Westminster Abbey.

She also wore Queen Victoria's Hesse Diamond Jubilee Brooch. The open heart piece has to blue sapphire pendants.

Camilla Brooch
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Camilla, Queen Consort are seen during The State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Committal Service Now Underway

The committal service of Queen Elizabeth II began in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle shortly after 4 p.m. local time.

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The Royal Family stand by as Grenadier Guards escort the coffin as the Procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, aboard the State Hearse, travels inside Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022, ahead of the Committal Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. GLYN KIRK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

The service can be streamed live at this link. Dean of Windsor David Conner will conduct the service, at which Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will give a blessing. St. George's Chapel is to be the queen's final resting place.

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Pall bearers carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II into St. George's Chapel on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Further details about the service are available at this link, as shared by Buckingham Palace earlier Monday.

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Mourners watch the State Hearse of Queen Elizabeth II as it drives along the Long Walk ahead of the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Corgis Await Queen's Arrival at Windsor

Queen Elizabeth II's two corgis were photographed waiting at Windsor Castle with Prince Andrew as the late queen's funeral procession made its way toward what will be her final resting place.

The dogs, named Muick and Sandy, could be seen sitting by the Duke of York's feet in the photo.

The queen was known for keeping corgis throughout her time as the reigning monarch. In the wake of her death on September 8, several members of the public have inquired about what will happen to her dogs now that she is gone.

Last week, it was widely reported that Prince Andrew will be taking care of the corgis moving forward.

According to the TODAY show, Prince William was also asked about the corgis while visiting mourners over the weekend. He reportedly said the dogs will have a "good home" and will be "spoiled rotten, I'm sure."

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Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York (L) stands with the Queen's corgis, Muick and Sandy, inside Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022, ahead of the Committal Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. GLYN KIRK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Crowds Gather as Hearse Heads to Windsor Castle

Crowds gather to catch a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth II as the procession heads to St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle Monday afternoon.

Videos and photos show large crowds gathered on both sides of the Long Walk.

The Queen's hearse arrived at Windsor Castle shortly before 4 p.m. local time.

Royal Family Looks Solemn Behind Queen's Casket

Senior members of the royal family looked solemn as they walked behind Queen Elizabeth II's casket during the funeral procession.

Royal Family Behind Queen
(From L-R) Britain's King Charles III, Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex walk followed by Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex after a service at Westminster Abbey on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in London, Britain, September 19, 2022 HANNAH MCKAY / POOL/AFP via Getty Images

The Queen's children, King Charles III, Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, followed behind their mother's coffin as it left Westminster Abbey.

Prince William, Prince of Wales, and his brother Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, also joined members of the royal family to honor their grandmother for a final time.

Royal Family Behind Queen
(L-R) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Camilla, Queen Consort, Prince George of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. Samir Hussein/WireImage

Other members of the royal family filed into cars after the service at Westminster.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte rode with their mother, Catherine, Princess of Wales, and King Charles' wife, Camilla, Queen Consort.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, road with Prince Edward's wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

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Committal Service in Windsor to Begin Soon

The Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II will begin shortly at 4 p.m., local time.

The Queen's coffin is making its way up the Long Walk to Windsor Castle for the service at St. George's Chapel.

Queen Elizabeth Casket
King Charles III, the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Countess of Wessex, the Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, the Duke of Sussex, the Duchess of Sussex, Peter Phillips and the Earl of Snowdon follow behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, as it is carried out of Westminster Abbey after her State Funeral, on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Danny Lawson WPA - Pool/Getty Images

The service will include several readings, prayers and hymns before the Queen's body is finally laid to rest.

The royal family will stream the service live on their YouTube page.

Queen's Casket Arrives in Windsor

Queen Elizabeth II's casket has arrived in Windsor after traveling through London from Westminster Abbey.

The hearse carrying the Queen will now join a procession up the Long Walk to Windsor Castle.

There, members of the royal family will gather for a committal service at St. George's Chapel.

King Charles Leaves Note on Queen's Coffin

King Charles III paid tribute to his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, by leaving a note on her coffin during her funeral Monday.

Tucked into a wreath of flowers on the casket chosen by Charles on the casket, the note read: "In loving and devoted memory. Charles R." The "R" refers to Charles' title, "Rex," which is Latin for king.

Note on Queen's Coffin
A note from Britain's King Charles III is seen with flowers on the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard, on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy at Wellington Arch in London on September 19, 2022, after the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. DANIEL LEAL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

The wreath that held the note was made of gold, pink, burgundy and white flowers cut from the garden of the royal family's residences, as well as rosemary and English oak, according to Buckingham Palace. It also includes myrtle, cut from a plant grown from myrtle in the Queen's wedding bouquet from 1947.

The Imperial State Crown was also placed on the coffin. It contains 2,868 diamonds, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 269 pearls and four rubies, according to the Historic Royal Palaces. The crown was made for the coronation of King George VI, the Queen's father, in 1937.

The Sovereign's Sceptre with Cross and the Sovereign's Orb were also both placed on the Queen's coffin. These items, used in coronations, represent the monarch's powers and responsibilities.

Flowers, Applause From Crowd as Queen's Coffin Passes

As Queen Elizabeth II's hearse makes it way to Windsor Castle, members of the public waiting along the route threw flowers into the road.

There was moment of silence along the funeral procession as "God Save the King" was played.

But the somber moment then turned celebratory as people lined up along the road cheered and applauded as the Queen's body passed them by for the final time.

Queen's Coffin Transferred to State Hearse

Following the pomp and pageantry of the procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch, the Queen's coffin has been moved into the state hearse.

As cheering and applauding members of the public lined the streets of London, the motorcade made embarked on the journey to Windsor Castle.

The journey, which is approximately 25 miles, will culminate in the Queen's coffin being taken down Windsor Castle's Long Walk. It will then enter St. George's Chapel for a final committal service.

Later this evening, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a private burial for the royal family. The Queen will be tried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel alongside her husband Prince Philip, who passed away in April 2021.

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The Royal Hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at Wellington Arch on September 19, 2022 in London, England. David Ramos/Getty Images

Queen Passes Buckingham Palace for Final Time

The Queen's body was taken past Buckingham Palace for the final time during the post-service procession to London's Wellington Arch.

Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Queen, was where the monarch was received by her mourning family, after her body was transported from Scotland, where she had passed away at Balmoral Castle.

Mourners were seen breaking into spontaneous applause as the Queen's coffin was slowly marched past them down The Mall and past Buckingham Palace.

Members of staff at the palace bowed and curtsied at the coffin and members of the royal family as they made their way past as part of the ceremony.

The Queen passes Buckingham Palace
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top, borne on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy followed by members of the royal family proceeds past Buckingham Palace on September 19, 2022, in London, England. Carl Court/Getty Images

Royals See Popularity Boost After Queen's Death

Prince William has become the most popular member of the royal family since the death of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

The new Prince of Wales has a whopping 84 per cent approval rating among the British public, with his wife Catherine not far behind as the second most popular royal in the country.

Data shows that Prince Andrew remains the most unliked royal thanks to his links to the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal, while King Charles III has had the biggest leap in popularity, up 16 points since May.

A YouGov poll also showed Prince Harry has had a small boost to his likability, with 47 per cent of people seeing him in favorable light.

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Prince William meets members of the public on September 17 in London as they queue to view Queen Elizabeth II lying in state ahead of her funeral. Since her death, he has become the most popular member of the Royal Family. Aaron Chown/Getty Images Europe

Despite the boost, the prince's status sees him move from the "unpopular" to "divisive" because 46 per cent of people still have a negative view of him.

Harry's wife, Meghan Markle still remains unpopular with almost 60 per cent of people holding an unfavorable view of her compared to 30 per cent who held a positive view of the former actress, but that was still up seven points from May.

The poll also found a boost in popularity for the monarchy in general, most likely a "result of the outpouring of affection for the Queen Elizabeth" since her death on September 8.

The numbers of people saying Britain should keep the monarchy was up seven points to 67 per cent since the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in May.

Since the anniversary celebrations of her 70 years on the throne, the number of people saying they feel "very strongly" about retaining the monarchy has also jumped to 83 per cent in favor.

Mourners Line the Streets, Fill Parks

As the Queen's body was taken on a final procession through London, thousands of members of the public lined the streets of the English capital to mourn the monarch and catch a glimpse of the proceedings.

Mourners also packed Hyde Park, which is next to Buckingham Palace, to watch the funeral on large screens that were set up.

Outside of London, the Queen's service was observed in a similar manner, with mourners gathering en masse at parks across the U.K. to pay their respects and bid farewell to the sovereign after a 70-year reign.

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A young boy is comforted by his mother as crowds of people gather to watch the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on a screen in the grounds of Belfast city hall on September 19, 2022 in Belfast, United Kingdom. Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Princes William and Harry's United Front at Funeral

Princes William and Harry presented a united front as they joined senior members of the royal family in walking behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II to and from Westminster Abbey for the state funeral.

The act of tribute to their late grandmother is the latest in a series of public appearances together, after the brothers weren't photographed side-by-side for over a year before her death.

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Prince William and Prince Harry photographed walking side-by-side as they walked behind the queen's coffin ahead of the state funeral, September 19, 2022. MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images/Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

The funeral procession left Westminster Hall, where the Queen's body had been lying in state and was followed by her four children; King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, as well as three of her grandchildren; William, Harry and Peter Phillips (the son of Princess Anne).

Following the ceremony, Harry joined the senior rotals in walking behind the coffin during the mile-long procession to Wellington Arch, where the Queen's body will be moved into the state hearse and transported to Windsor.

William appeared wearing military uniform of the Royal Air Force. Harry appeared wearing morning dress, having surrendered his military honors and right to appear in uniform when fully stepping down as a member of the royal family in 2021, despite serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan.

Princess of Wales Discusses Sons' Reaction to Queen's Death

Ahead of the funeral, the Princess of Wales said how her two sons, Prince George, 9, and Prince Louis, 4, are beginning to process the death of their great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

In a conversation, later recounted by the Governor General of Australia, David Hurley, Kate said George was just beginning to understand "how important" his great-grandmother was and that Louis was asking questions about whether they could still play games at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, even though the Queen was no longer there to join in.

Recalling a conversation he had with the princess during a reception for Commonwealth dignitaries held at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, Hurley told a group of Australians how the Prince of Wales's children were coming to terms with their loss.

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Prince George (L) photographed July 10, 2022. And Prince Louis (R) September 7, 2022. The Princess of Wales (inset) September 16, 2022. The princess has revealed how her two sons are processing with the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Karwai Tang/WireImage/Jonathan Brady - Pool/Getty Images/ Samir Hussein/WireImage

"The older one sort of now realizes how important his great-grandmother was with all that's going on," Hurley said.

"The younger one's sort of asking, 'Oh, does that mean we can still play these games when we go to Balmoral?' because she's not going to be there."

The princess has said how her youngest son, Louis, had helped to comfort her after the news of the queen's death was broken to them.

During a walkabout at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England, to meet mourners and view floral tributes left to the late queen, Kate said to an emotional well-wisher:

"The whole nation's having to be brave, aren't they? Don't worry. I have plenty of moments like this too.

"My little Louis, he's so sweet. He said, 'Mummy, don't worry, because she's now with great-grandpa."

Where is the Queen Going to be Buried?

The burial site for Queen Elizabeth II will be at St. George's Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle. The Queen's coffin will be transferred from Westminster Abbey to the site, which lies roughly 20 miles outside of London.

The Queen will be buried alongside her parents and her sister, Princess Margaret. The coffin of Prince Philip, who was buried at the same chapel, will be moved in order to be interred alongside his wife. 24 members of the royal family are currently buried in the vault below.

The site is not just known for burials. In 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed at the chapel.

The Post-Funeral Procession Begins

Following the service, the Queen's coffin was taken from Westminster Abbey for the start of its a mile-long procession, with the royal family, again, following on foot.

The procession will come to an end at Wellington Arch at 1:00 p.m. BST (8 a.m. EST), where the coffin will be moved into the state hearse.

The Queen's coffin will then travel the 25 miles to Windsor, where shortly after 3:00 p.m., it will go down Windsor Castle's Long Walk. At 4:00 p.m., it it will enter St. George's Chapel for a final committal service.

Later that evening, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a private burial for the royal family. The Queen will be tried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel alongside her husband Prince Philip, who passed away in April 2021.

Queen Elizabeth II's post-service procession
The Royal Navy carry the coffin on a State Gun Carriage in the procession after the State funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

All About the Floral Wreath on the Queen's Coffin

As the Queen's coffin was taken into Westminster Abbey for the state funeral, it was seen draped in the Royal Standard, upon which was placed the Imperial State Crown and a large wreath of flowers.

The wreath includes flowers that have been cut from the royal residences Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Highgrove House. The flowers were personally requested by King Charles III.

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, as well as personalized wreath, is carried in to Westminster Abbey, London on September 19, 2022. GARETH CATTERMOLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Each flower symbolizes different eras of the Queen's 70-year reign. Among the flowers selected are rosemary, for remembrance, and the ivory flower myrtle, which was taken from a plant grown from a sprig of myrtle used in the Queen's bouquet when she wed Prince Philip in 1947.

Myrtle is believed to be a symbol of a happy marriage.

Also included in the wreath is English oak, symbolizing the strength of love, as well as garden roses, dahlias, autumnal hydrangea, pelargoniums, sedum, and scabious. The flowers' colors are pink, burgundy, white, and gold, reflecting the Royal Standard.

King Charles III requested that the wreath be made sustainably, presented in a nest of English moss and without the use of floral foam.

Video of World Leaders Riding Bus to Queen's Funeral Viewed 500k Times

Video footage of U.S. President Joe Biden arriving in his motorcade for the Queen's funeral while other world leaders were made to travel by bus together has gone viral on social media.

The short video shows multiple cars in Biden's motorcade while large buses follow them into Buckingham Palace. The video has so far been viewed more than half a million times.

How the Queen Paid Tribute to Prince Philip at Funeral

During the ceremony, the choir led mourners into singing a rousing rendition of "The Lord is My Shepherd," known to be a favorite hymn of the Queen.

The hymn, which was sung after Prime Minister Liz Truss' reading of the second lesson, held a particularly sentimental place in the heart of the monarch, as it was included in her November 1947 wedding to Prince Philip.

Taken from Psalm 23 and commonly sung to the hymn tune called "Crimond," the Queen's inclusion of the enduring chorale has been seen as something of a loving tribute to her late husband, who passed away in April 2021.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attend a service to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary at Westminster Abbey, in London, 19 November 2007. ALASTAIR GRANT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

The lyrics for the hymn are below.

The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want;
He makes me lie in pastures green.
He leads me by the still, still waters,
His goodness restores my soul.

And I will trust in You alone,
And I will trust in You alone,
For Your endless mercy follows me,
Your goodness will lead me home.

He guides my ways in righteousness,
And He anoints my head with oil,
And my cup, it overflows with joy,
I feast on His pure delights.

And though I walk the darkest path,
I will not fear the evil one,
For You are with me, and Your rod and staff
Are the comfort I need to know.

Crown on Queen's Coffin Contains Controversial African Diamond

Placed on top of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is the Imperial State Crown, one of the crown jewels of the United Kingdom.

The crown has become the subject of much contentious debate in the days since the sovereign died, as it contains the controversial 317-carat Cullinan II diamond, also known as the Second Star of Africa.

Some on social media have called for the royal family to return the diamond, as well as the significantly larger 530.2-carat Cullinan I diamond set atop the Sovereign's Scepter, to Africa. The latter is estimated to be worth $400 million.

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Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is carried to Westminster Abbey for the queen's state funeral on September 19, 2022. (BBC News) BBC News

Policeman Collapses Outside Funeral Venue

An officer serving in London's Metropolitan Police collapsed outside the funeral venue in the moments leading up to the ceremony.

The policeman was seen being carried away on a stretcher by two members of the Royal Navy ahead of the state funeral.

The incident comes days after one of the queen's guards, a member of the Royal Company of Archers, collapsed by her coffin at Westminster Hall.

When contacted for comment, the House of Lords acknowledged the incident but had no further details about the wellbeing of the man. "A member of the vigil was temporarily taken unwell and had to withdraw from the vigil," they told Newsweek.

The footage was captured in a live feed, as fellow guards and security rushed to help him.

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A member of the Metropolitan Police carried away on a stretcher by two members of the Royal Navy ahead of the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Queen's Coffin Enters Westminster Abbey

Following the short walk from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, the Queen's coffin was taken into the cathedral as the service started.

After passing applauding crowds gathered on the streets of London, the bearer party, made up of members of the Queen's guard, carried the coffin from the gun carriage and down the Abbey's long aisle as mourners in attendance looked on.

The funeral service is led by the Dean of Westminster, David Hoyle.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top is carried by the Bearer Party into Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Getty Images

Meghan Markle Arrives at Ceremony

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Meghan Markle arrives at Westminster Abbey for The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022. The Duchess of Sussex arrived in a car with Prince Harry, who then joined a procession behind the coffin. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Meghan Markle was seen arriving at Westminster Abbey for the funeral.

The Duchess of Sussex arrived in a car with Prince Harry, who then joined a procession behind the coffin.

Meghan, who famously stepped down from her duties as a senior royal and relocated from the U.K. to her native California, was pictured inside Westminster Abbey with the Princess of Wales and Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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Princess Charlotte reaches up to her hat alongside Prince George, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle at Westminster Abbey during the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022. George and Charlotte were a late addition to the service. Phil Noble - WPA Pool/Getty Images

King Charles III, Grandchildren Arrive at Westminster Hall

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: King Charles III is seen on The Mall ahead of The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images) Getty Images

King Charles III, as well as his sons and grandchildren, were seen arriving at Westminster Hall, ahead of the procession to nearby Westminster Abbey.

The Queen's coffin has been placed on a 123-year-old gun carriage—the same one that was used for the funerals of her her father George VI, grandfather George V, and great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales and Camilla, Queen consort are seen on The Mall ahead of The State Funeral for Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images) Getty Images

As 98 Royal Navy sailors tow the carriage, Charles, William, Harry, Princess Anne, and Prince Edward started their walk behind the coffin in a procession that left Westminster Hall at 10:44 a.m.

The procession is scheduled arrive at the west gate of Westminster Abbey at 10.52 a.m., ahead of the ceremony, which will begin at 11:00 a.m. BST, and will be attended by some 2,000 guests.

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Prince George of Wales and Princess Charlotte of Wales arrive at Westminster Abbey for The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

President Biden's Traffic Issue

Ahead of President Joe Biden's arrival at Westminster Abbey, it would appear that the leader of the U.S. experienced the English capital's traffic first-hand.

His armored presidential limousine, dubbed The Beast, was "at a standstill" as Biden traveled with first lady Jill Biden, per footage shared online.

Joe Armitage, Lead U.K. Political Analyst at Global Counsel, took to Twitter to post video footage of the vehicle.

"American President comes to a standstill in London traffic near Marble Arch," Armitage wrote. "Might as well have taken the bus."

President Biden, First Lady Jill Biden Arrive at Westminster Abbey

President Joe Biden and his wife, first lady Jill Biden, were seen arriving at Westminster Abbey less than an hour before the service was scheduled to begin.

The president paid respects to the Queen on Sunday, and praised the British monarch as he visited her lying-in-state at Westminster Hall.

"To all the people of England, all the people in United Kingdom, our hearts go out to you. You were fortunate to have had her for 70 years, we all were. The world's better for her," Biden said, according to Reuters.

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Jill Biden and U.S. President, Joe Biden arrive ahead of the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) Inset: Queen Elizabeth II (C) with Biden in the Grand Corridor during his visit to Windsor Castle on June 13, 2021 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images

Biden and the first lady could also be seen on broadcast footage paying their respects in Westminster Hall. Bloomberg journalist Josh Wingrove posted images of the the president and first lady in the hall and signing condolences books.

"President Biden and the First Lady just paid their respects to the Queen at Westminster Hall, per the broadcast feed. Biden held his right hand over his heart as they paused for several moments, before taking their leave," he wrote.

Wingrove added: "First Lady Jill Biden signed a condolence book before they moved to another room, where President Biden signed another."

As well as Biden, world leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were seen taking their seats. A host of former U.K Prime Ministers, including Boris Johnson, Theresa May, and David Cameron were also present. Current U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss will speak at the ceremony.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson and Carrie Johnson arrive at Westminster Abbey ahead of The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral Schedule

Here's how Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will unfold today.

  • King Charles III, his sons, princes William and Harry; Princess Anne, and Prince Edward will be among those who will walk behind the coffin in a procession that will leave Westminster Hall at 10:44 a.m. BST (5:44 a.m. EST).
  • The procession is scheduled arrive at the west gate of Westminster Abbey at 10.52 a.m., ahead of the ceremony, which will begin at 11:00 a.m. BST, and will be attended by some 2,000 guests.
  • Toward the conclusion of the ceremony, at 11:55 a.m. local time, the Last Post will sound and the nation will fall silent for two minutes.
  • At 12:15 p.m. BST, the Queen's coffin will be transported through central London in a mile-long procession, with the royal family, again, following on foot. The procession will come to an end at Wellington Arch at 1:00 p.m., where the coffin will be moved into the state hearse.
  • The Queen's coffin will then travel the 25 miles to Windsor, where shortly after 3:00 p.m., it will go down Windsor Castle's Long Walk. At 4:00 p.m., it it will enter St. George's Chapel for a final committal service.
  • Later that evening, at 7:30 p.m., there will be a private burial for the royal family. The Queen will be tried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel alongside her husband Prince Philip, who passed away in April 2021.

The Biggest Names Not Attending Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral

Joe Biden is of course one of the most high profile world leaders attending the funeral service today. But plenty of other leaders have either chosen not to attend, such as China's Xi Jinping, or were not invited, like Russia's Vladimir Putin.

We've broken down a list of some of the biggest names not attending Queen Elizabeth II's funeral today.

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Princess of Wales' Parents Arrive at Westminster Abbey

The Princess of Wales' parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, have been seen arriving at Westminster Abbey, more than an hour before the funeral is set to take place.

Looking somber, the couple arrived soon after other guests had made their way into the imposing cathedral, including Camilla, Queen Consort's family.

Among Camilla's family seen arriving were her son Tom Parker Bowles, daughter Laura Lopes, and their children—Lola Parker Bowles, Freddy Parker Bowles, Eliza Lopes, and twins Gus and Louis Lopes.

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Carole Middleton (C-R) and Michael Middleton (C-L) arrive at Westminster Abbey in London on September 19, 2022, ahead of the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. - Leaders from around the world will attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Geoff PUGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF PUGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) The Middletons are parents to Catherine, Princess of Wales, shown inset while visiting troops during the mourning period for the queen on September 16, 2022. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage) Getty Images

Prince George, Princess Charlotte to Join Procession

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will join parents Prince William and Kate Middleton for their grandmother Queen Elizabeth II's funeral service.

The young royals will join the procession to Westminster Abbey behind their parents, the new Prince and Princess of Wales, and ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The confirmation of their attendance came at 11:30 p.m. U.K. time when the order of service was released by Buckingham Palace with less than 12 hours to go until the start of Elizabeth's final journey.

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, will lead the procession as it enters the the abbey, followed by the queen's other children.

William and Kate will then lead the grandchildren with George, 9, and Charlotte, 7, accompanying them.

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte are pictured on June 5, 2022, in London, England. The young royals will be among the procession at their grandmother Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Mourning Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II's body was transported to London from Balmoral, Scotland, where she died, last week. Thousands of the queen's subjects waited to catch a glimpse of the hearse on its way to Buckingham Palace.

Members of the royal family received the queen's coffin at Buckingham Palace on September 13. King Charles III was seen preparing to receive the coffin inside the landmark building while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle looked on.

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Queen Elizabeth II's coffin arrives at Buckingham Palace by hearse in front of thousands of mourners on September 13 while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are pictured joining King Charles III to receive it. A royal truce has so far held firm during mourning for the queen. Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images and Samir Hussein/WireImage

The next day, the queen's coffin progressed to Westminster Hall where her body laid in state with the public being permitted in to view the coffin, draped in the royal standard, until 6:30 a.m. London time today.

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown placed on top, is carried on a horse-drawn gun carriage of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, on September 14 during the ceremonial procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, London, where it would lie in state ahead of her funeral. Getty

Britons and visitors alike queued for hours to pay their respects, waiting in a line that snaked for nearly five miles along the River Thames. Thousands of people shuffled past British landmarks like Tower Bridge and the Globe Theatre on their way to see the monarch one last time. At one point, members of the public were warned not to join the line as it had grown too long.

Soccer star David Beckham was seen queuing and revealed he'd lined up at 2 a.m. to visit Westminster Hall with the queen's other subjects. Prominent members of the royal family also visited the queen's lying-in-state, with the queen's grandchildren and her children holding two respective vigils around her coffin.

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Prince Harry wears his military uniform and [inset] bows his head before Queen Elizabeth II's coffin during a vigil in her honor at Westminster Hall, in London, on September 17, 2022. The Duke of Sussex only got the chance to wear his military uniform after a climbdown from King Charles III. Chris Jackson/Getty Images and IAN VOGLER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

King Charles III thanked the public for their ongoing support last night, saying he was "deeply touched" and "moved beyond measure" amid the outpouring of grief from the queen's subjects.

The final public members of the public saw the queen's coffin around 6:30 a.m. today before the lying-in-state period ended. The queen's coffin is expected to be moved to Westminster Abbey for her state funeral around 10:44 a.m. British time. The funeral service is scheduled to begin around 11 a.m. before the queen's coffin is transferred by hearse to Windsor Castle, about 20 miles west of Buckingham Palace, for interment.