Events | Shop  | PME Blog 
Please follow and like us:
Tweet 20
State funeral remembers Queen’s life of service
Members of the Royal Family walked behind the Queen's coffin in a procession from Westminster Hall.

The Queen's life-long sense of duty has been remembered in her state funeral service at Westminster Abbey. The Dean of Westminster, who led the service, expressed gratitude to a congregation of 2,000 people including world leaders and royalty. King Charles III led a sombre procession behind his mother's coffin from Westminster Hall to the abbey.

The Queen's coffin is now being taken to Wellington Arch, at London's Hyde Park Corner, to the toll of Big Ben.From there the coffin will be placed in a state hearse and driven to Windsor Castle, where there will be a smaller committal ceremony.

As the abbey service came towards its end the Last Post was played - by the same musicians who performed it at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral - before the nation came to a standstill for two minutes' silence. The King stood silently as the national anthem was then sung.

Among the personal touches was a handwritten message from the King, which was placed on top of the coffin in a wreath of flowers cut from the gardens of Buckingham Palace, Highgrove House and Clarence House at his request. It read: "In loving and devoted memory. Charles R."

The Dean, the Very Rev David Hoyle, began the service by speaking of the Queen's "unswerving commitment to a high calling over so many years as Queen and Head of the Commonwealth"."

With admiration we recall her life-long sense of duty and dedication to her people," he said. The congregation sang The Lord's My Shepherd - a hymn sung at the wedding of the Queen to the late Duke of Edinburgh which was also held at the abbey.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, gave the sermon and quoted the singer Dame Vera Lynn - saying "we will meet again". The phrase was used by the Queen in a rare address to the nation at the beginning of the Covid pandemic.

The archbishop said: "The grief of this day - felt not only by the late Queen's family but all round the nation, Commonwealth and world - arises from her abundant life and loving service, now gone from us."

Before the service, the Queen's coffin was conveyed - in the first of three processions throughout the day - from Westminster Hall where she had been lying in state since Wednesday.

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex walked side-by-side behind their father, the King. The King walked alongside his siblings, the Queen's children.Prince George and Princess Charlotte - Prince William's eldest two children - entered the abbey behind the procession.

The procession to the abbey saw the State Gun Carriage carry the coffin, drawn by 142 sailors, while the sound of pipes and drums rang out.

Find Us On Instagram, Twitter & Facebook.
CLICK :: LIKE :: COMMENT :: SHARE Our Social Media Pages And Content.
Twitter @Pme_africa.
Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Today For Latest Videos.
TikTok @pmeafrica

From a city called "London" ... a zone called "One"
... its your mainman Philip Marcus and the PME Team. 
REMEMBER: Teamwork makes the Dream Work ... hehehe
Thank You for choosing PME 

The best view comes after the hardest climb.. hehehe

Advertise With Us Via Our Website.


Terms and Conditions Apply.

Happiness is your birthright; don't be content until you get a large measure of it -PME.

Get the VIP party experience today with the PME Party Planner 🥳

*Birthday Parties*
*Bachelors Eve*
*Weddings 💒*
*Fashion Shows*
*Product Launches*
*Store Openings*

TV Commercials/Adverts etc

COMEDY SKITS With PME ... COMING SOON Via Paid Online Events

Have A Great Week!👍

Please follow and like us:
Tweet 20
Please follow and like us:
Tweet 20

Did you Enjoy this website? Please spread the word :)

Scroll to Top