The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II: What happens now


After more than 70 years of service, Queen Elizabeth II has been farwelled in a public funeral live-streamed across the world and watched by billions.

Hundreds of world leaders and the mourning public paid tribute to Britain’s longest reigning monarch alongside the Royal Family in an hour-long funeral service that took place at Westminster Abbey.

Hymns and prayers were sung in honour of Her Majesty as her coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel; the resting place of past monarchs such as King George III, IV and V, William IV and others.

All the details on Queen Elizabeth II's funeral
All the details on the Queen’s funeral. (9News/Tara Blancato)
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The day the world stood still: The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

While that moment marked the end of the Queen’s public funeral, it was not the end of her journey.

Queen Elizabeth II was then taken to her final resting place – the George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor Castle – for a televised committal service and private burial.

Pall bearers carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top into St. George's Chapel, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, for the committal service for Queen Elizabeth II. (Jeff J Mitchell/Pool Photo via AP)
Pall bearers carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top into St. George’s Chapel, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, for the committal service for Queen Elizabeth II. (Jeff J Mitchell/Pool Photo via AP) (AP)
The George VI Memorial Chapel in St George's Chapel, Windsor, where Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was intered, after her funeral in Westminster Abbey. She was laid to rest alongside her husband, King George VI, who died in 1952. * The casket that contains the ashes of Princess Margaret, who died in February, is also being placed in the vault. (Photo by Tim Ockenden - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
The George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel, Windsor, where Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was intered, after her funeral in Westminster Abbey. She was laid to rest alongside her husband, King George VI, who died in 1952. * The casket that contains the ashes of Princess Margaret, who died in February, is also being placed in the vault. (Photo by Tim Ockenden – PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images) (PA Images via Getty Images)

The private service was conducted by David Conner, the Dean of Windsor, and attended by members of the immediate Royal Family.

This includes King Charles III and his wife Camila, Queen Consort, as well as the Queen’s other children Prince Andrew, Anne the Princess Royal, and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

The committal service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, took place following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. A private burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel followed.
The committal service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, took place following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. A private burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel followed. (Getty)

The newly-appointed Prince and Princess of Wales – William and Katherine – also confirmed they would be at the private service.

The Queen’s other grandson Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are also expected to attend.

What we know about Queen’s final resting place

At Windsor castle, Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest alongside her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

The coffin of Prince Philip will also be relocated from the Royal Vault, so that the Queen can be laid to rest alongside her beloved husband of 73 years.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeeting on October 29, 2011 in Perth, Australia. Queen Elizabeth II opened the 54-nation summit following a 9-day tour of Australia. The three-day biennial gathering is chaired by Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard and concludes on October 30.
The Queen will be buried alongside her husband Prince Philip at at George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor Castle. (Getty)

Although it is closed for Monday’s private ceremony, ordinarily the Chapel is open to the public.

This means Britons can visit the Queen’s final resting place to pay their respects in the weeks, months and years to come.

Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022.

She is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.

– WITH CNN

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