Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, sitting on the throne for over 70 years. Sadly, Her Majesty passed away on September 8, 2022.
Her family and the people of the country will never forget Queen Elizabeth, though, as shown by the sheer number of people who paid their respects during her funeral.
People Lined The Street For The Procession
Citizens lined the road during the procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin.
Taking place on the Long Walk towards Westminster Abbey, people wanted one last chance to thank their late Queen for her long reign.
The Late Queen’s Children
Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, and King Charles all came together to pay their respects to their late mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Since her passing, Charles has ascended to the thrown, taking the title of King.
The Royal Guard Marching At Windsor Castle
Outside of Windsor Castle, the Royal Guard marched the grounds, paying their respects to the late Queen, Elizabeth II.
They prepared for the committal service at St. George’s chapel, located at Window Castle, following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey.
King Charles Wiping Away Tears At The State Funeral
A very emotional time, King Charles couldn’t hold back his tears as he listened to the State Funeral for his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II.
After the service, a little piece was said about the new King.
Kate Middleton Wore Pearls To Honor The Late Queen
Kate Middleton arrived at the state funeral wearing an Alexander McQueen coat dress and black hat by Philip Treacy.
Her accessories, though, pay homage to the late Queen. Princess Kate opted to wear peals, a favorite of Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince Harry Without A Military Uniform
It is tradition for the royal men in the family to wear their military uniform for important events, such as the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
This picture shows that Prince Harry is not wearing his uniform or saluting next to his brother, Prince William, Princess Anne, and King Charles.
Duchess Meghan Walking Into Westminster Abbey
Duchess Meghan Markle paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II through fashion. She not only wore a black version of the cape-dress she wore to the Queen’s 92nd birthday, but she also wore pearl and diamond earrings.
The earring her a gift from Her Majesty during their first solo outing together, back in 2018.
Citizens Awaiting The Queen’s Casket
The public lined the streets of the Long Walk to Windsor Castle, paying their respects to Queen Elizabeth.
Here, the royal guard is seen surrounding the car carrying the late Queen’s casket.
The Young Prince And Princess Of Wales Joining The Procession
Prince George and Princess Charlotte were the only great-grandchildren in attendance at the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II.
Here, the two young royals were part of the Royal Procession into Westminster Abbey.
King Charles Saluting The Public
Following Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, Charles went from holding the title of Prince to ascending the throne, taking up the title of King.
Here, he is making his way to Windsor Castle, saluting the citizens lining the road.
The Queen’s Corgis
Queen Elizabeth’s corgis, Muick and Sandy, were not left out of the services. Two employees of the royal family made sure they were outside ahead of the committal Service.
They will go to live with Prince Andrew.
Prince Harry Ahead Of The State Funeral
Even throughout all of the royal drama, Prince Harry made a point to arrive at Windsor Castle to pay respects to his beloved Grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Harry did not wear his military uniform to the funeral.
The Late Queen’s Grandchildren
Here, Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren come together to walk through Westminster Hall to pay respects to their grandmother.
Pictured here are Prince William, Prince Harry, Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, James, and Lady Louise.
Princess Charlotte’s Grown-Up Gesture
During the state funeral for her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Charlotte made a very grown-up gesture.
During the service, the young Princess wore her first piece of major jewelry — a horseshoe brooch gifted to her by her great-grandmother.
Princess Beatrice Arriving At Westminster Abbey
The daughter of Prince Andrew, niece of King Charles, and granddaughter of the late Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Beatrice looked heartbroken as she arrived to Westminster Abbey.
As of 2022, Princess Beatrice is ninth in line for the throne.
Sarah Ferguson Wore A Heartfelt Brooch
Upon her arrival at Westminster Abbey, many people noticed Sarah Ferguson’s brooch, a diamond-encrusted swallow.
According to Elmwood’s Jewelers, “Swallow brooches were often given to loved ones when they set out on a journey to keep them safe, so they returned home safely.”
Flowers Covering The Royal State Hearse
As the Royal State Hearse made its way down the Long Walk to Windsor Castle, it became covered in flowers.
Citizens lining the street, through flowers onto the hearse, paying their respects to the late monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
The Royal Ladies And Children
Awaiting the Royal State Hearse, some of the royal ladies and children stood outside Westminster Abbey.
Photographed here are Duchess Kate, Queen Consort Camilla, Princess Catherine, Countess Sophie, Princess Charlotte, and Prince George.
Inside Westminster Abbey
This photograph shows an aerial view of everyone standing and paying their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II as her coffin is carried to the front of Westminster Abbey.
Her coffin was dropped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre.
The Procession Was Led By The Household Cavalry
The procession was led by the Household Cavalry. They weren’t the only ones leading, though.
They were followed by the Pipes and Drums of the Scottish and Irish Regiments, the Brigade of Gurkhas, the Royal Air Force, and The Band of the Grenadier Guards.
Princess Anne Watches The Procession
Princess Anne wore her Royal Navy uniform during her mother’s, Queen Elizabeth II’s, funeral.
Looking proud and stoic, Princess Anne showcased her 11 medals during the procession to Westminster Abbey.
A Royal Formation
This ariel shot shows part of the procession as they make their way to Westminster Abbey.
As pictured, people lined the road to watch as the royal military surrounded Queen Elizabeth’s funeral cortege borne on the State Gun Carriage.
Prince William In His Military Uniform
In this photograph, Prince William looks on as he follows the coffin of his late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, as it makes its way to Westminster Abbey.
William is actually wearing a brooch on his shoulder with the initials ER for “Elizabeth Regina.” It means Queen Elizabeth in Latin.
Prince William Walking With His Father, King Charles
Here, Prince William and his father, King Charles, follow the procession of the late monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
This photograph was taken before the Queen’s Committal Service at Windsor Castle.
Meghan Markle And The Queen Consort
Before the State Funeral, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, and the new Queen Consort, Camilla Parker-Bowels, were photographed next to one another.
They are both looking on towards the procession, awaiting their queue to move inside Westminster Abbey.
Holding The Queen’s Coffin
Carrying the late Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin into Westminster Abbey was probably bitter sweet for these men, as it is their late monarch, and yet, a huge honor.
Here, they are seen holding one another up as well as the Queen.
Inside The State Funeral Serive
Inside Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral, Prince William, Princess Kate, and their son, Prince George, were photographed singing during the service.
Each of them is looking forward, towards the late Queen’s coffin.
The Queen’s Coffin Rising Above Everyone
This is an interesting photograph, showing the State Gun Carriage carrying the late Queen’s coffin to Westminster Abbey.
Her coffin is seemingly floating above the military personnel’s heads, showcasing her reign as the monarch of the United Kingdom.
The New King And Queen Consort
Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, both Charles Windsor and Camilla Parker-Bowels gained new titles in the royal family.
Prince Charles became the new King while Camilla became the Queen Consort.
Young Princess Charlotte Letting Go Of Her Emotions
Princess Charlotte was the youngest member of the royal family to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
Here, the young Princess is seen trying to hold back her tears as she thinks of her great-grandmother.