Photos from the Queen’s burial that are extraordinary

On Monday, a sizable crowd gathered in the heart of London to honor Queen Elizabeth II as she made her final trip from Westminster to Windsor.

The Royal Navy’s State Gun Carriage, hauled by 142 sailors, brought the coffin to Westminster Abbey, which was topped with the Royal Standard and Imperial State Crown. Senior members of the Royal Family, including King Charles III, followed after on foot.

The streets surrounding Westminster were crowded with people wanting to see the funeral procession from Westminster Hall to the Abbey.

Crowds in London bow their heads.A young girl is held up by her father for a better view of the procession.

A woman watching the funeral on a big screen wipes away a tear.Crowds several rows deep line the funeral route.

Some 2,000 guests were inside the Abbey for the funeral service, including wider members of the Royal Family and dozens of world leaders and politicians from across the globe.

While Westminster was bustling with activity, other areas of London were strangely silent as many people used the bank holiday to watch the historic events on TV at home.

A man holds his phone up to capture the procession as it passes him
A woman hangs on to a lamppost while trying to take a picture of the procession

As the procession moved slowly through the capital’s streets, Big Ben chimed every minute. Additionally, Hyde Park blasted gun salutes every minute.

The procession passes the clock tower at the Palace of Westminster.
The Royal Navy pulls the gun carriage across Horse Guards Parade.
The crowd waits for the procession to arrive.
A military band passes.
handwritten note from the King was one of the thoughtful additions, and at his request, wreath of flowers picked from the gardens of Buckingham Palace, Highgrove House, and Clarence House was placed on top of the coffin. 
It said: “In loving and devoted memory. Charles R.”
The Queen's coffin is placed into the hearse, ready for the journey to Windsor.
A view of the crown sitting on the Queen's coffin.

Flower-strewn hearse journeys to Windsor Castle

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