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  1. Our live coverage is ending

    A photograph of Queen Elizabeth II

    Our live coverage of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is now closing.

    Here's a look back at the key moments from a momentous day:

    • A state funeral service for the Queen took place at Westminster Abbey which was attended by more than 2,000 people
    • World leaders and foreign royalty joined King Charles III and the Royal Family in the congregation
    • Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets as the coffin was taken to Windsor where she was laid to rest
    • The Queen was buried alongside her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the King George VI memorial chapel following a private ceremony
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    We'll shortly be bringing our live coverage to a close.

    This live page was brought to you by Dulcie Lee, Nadine Yousif, Gareth Evans, Nathan Williams, Chris Giles, Heather Sharp, Marianna Brady, Laura Gozzi, Alexandra Fouché, Claire Heald, Thom Spender, James Clarke, Marita Moloney, Jasmine Andersson, Charley Adams, Emily McGarvey, Alice Evans, Thomas Mackintosh, and Toby Luckhurst.

    You can read our story on the procession to the Queen's final resting place here.

  3. The dazzling crown which sat on the Queen’s coffin

    The Imperial State Crown rests on top of the Queen's coffin

    While the Queen was lying in state, on top of her coffin rested the Imperial State Crown, perhaps the most familiar treasure in the Crown Jewels - a priceless collection of tens of thousands of gemstones collected over the centuries by British kings and queens.

    The crown sparkles with nearly 3,000 stones - including 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and five rubies.

    "It can be quite hard to look at sometimes because of the sheer light that comes off them. It's literally dazzling… visually overpowering," says historian and author of The Crown Jewels, Anna Keay.

    Made in 1937 for the coronation of the Queen's father, King George VI, the Imperial State Crown was designed to be lighter, and to fit better, than the crown it replaced - which dated back to Queen Victoria. But nevertheless, the Imperial Crown still weighs in at a hefty 2.3lbs (1.06kg).

    Read more here.

  4. Americans impressed by pageantry - and The Queue

    Katty Kay

    US special correspondent

    People snap photos of a screen showing the Queen in New York
    Image caption: People in the US have watched in awe at events in the UK this week

    The Americans I was with in front of Buckingham Palace today were awed by the pageantry.

    But what struck me more, spending the last few days watching my home country through the eyes of my adopted country, was the US appreciation of things that are far more modern.

    Coming from a country that struggles every day with tensions around race, my US colleagues were impressed by the multicultural nature of Britain today. They were also struck by the sense of community, most notably in that curious phenomenon of The Queue.

    It played to every American stereotype of us: "You see, they really are eccentric, those British!"

    But the queue also showed a country united, perhaps only temporarily, but united nonetheless. That queue was a model of community.

    For Americans, whose country sometimes appears divided beyond repair, that queue was a tantalising display of what can happen when people have a common cause.

    Certainly, the phenomenal wealth and excess on display in the Royal procession is not open to any Tom, Dick or Harry.

    But that pomp and circumstance has a value to all of us beyond the spectacular show, a value Americans may appreciate a little more these days.

  5. 'Only we could do this in the UK - I'll never forget it'

    Aurelia Foster

    Reporting in London

    Michael Orbell
    Image caption: Michael Orbell with his MBE

    “I’ll never forget it, ever.”

    Michael Orbell watched the funeral service in his room at the Royal Star & Garter nursing home for ex-military service personnel in Surbiton, south-west London.

    “Only we could do this in the United Kingdom, something like this, with such pageantry and such solemnity for a remarkable person."

    For Michael, the most moving part of the day was seeing the Queen’s coffin being paraded into Westminster Abbey. “There was so much solemnity there,” he said.

    “It was weird how perfect it all was, not a step out of place, the drums sounding, all marching unions, it was staggering, nothing ever seemed to go wrong.”

    Michael, who served in the RAF in the 1950s, said he felt today that he and many other people had taken Elizabeth II “for granted”.

    “I miss her terribly because she was always there and she never failed us, ever.”

    Michael, who received an MBE from the Queen in 2012, added that the public reaction to the Queen’s death has been “very moving”.

    "It was wonderful to see, very moving to see, because we’re never going to something like this in my lifetime. This love pouring out for Her Majesty, unstoppable love.”

  6. In pictures: Watching the funeral in pubs around the world

    People wishing to take in the Queen's last journey gathered in pubs around the world to watch the funeral service and procession.

    People watch the funeral in a pub in Toronto, Canada
    Image caption: People watch the funeral in a pub in Toronto, Canada
    People gather to watch a broadcast of the funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth at an English pub in Sydney, Australia
    Image caption: ...and in Sydney in Australia...
    Britain's late Queen Elizabeth II at a British themed pub and restaurant in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippine
    Image caption: ...and also in Manila in the Philippines...
    People watch a live TV broadcast of the State Funeral Procession of Queen Elizabeth II in London, Britain, inside a bar at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Image caption: ...and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia...
    Patrons watch the funeral ceremony for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London as it is shown live on television at a British pub in Tokyo
    Image caption: well as Tokyo, Japan
  7. Watch: Queen's corgis see the coffin arrive at Windsor Castle

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    Video caption: Corgis seen waiting for the Queen at Windsor

    During the televised proceedings of Queen Elizabeth's final journey to Windsor Castle, the cameras briefly saw the Queen's corgis obediently waiting in the Quadrangle courtyard.

    The Queen was famous for her love of the little dogs. At the time of her death she had two, named Muick and Sandy.

    They were a gift from Prince Andrew and his daughters in 2021. The prince will now look after his mother's corgis.

    Her Majesty owned more than 30 corgis during her lifetime. Read more about Queen Elizabeth and her love of corgis here.

  8. Monarchs from across the globe - all in one place

    Daniel Rosney

    BBC News

    King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan
    Image caption: King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan (centre, looking to their right) were among many royals to travel across the world to this morning's service

    Monarchy is one of the world's most exclusive clubs and it's rare to see this many kings and queens together in one place.

    But such is the deep respect and admiration for the late Queen, minor royals weren't sent, and instead the majority of reigning monarchs travelled to London for this morning's service.

    They want to personally say goodbye to the woman who rewrote the job description of sovereign.

    Elizabeth II's dedication to public service "set that bar really high", Queen Rania of Jordan has said - while King Felipe VI of Spain added she "set an example for us all".

    Since the Queen's death we've heard from British prime ministers about the advice Her Majesty would give to them - but we've also found out other queens and kings would turn to her 70 years of experience when their crown passed to them.

    That gift will now be repaid to the club's newest member - King Charles III.

    Queen Mathilde of Belgium, King Philippe of Belgium, Queen Letizia of Spain and King Felipe VI of Spain
    Image caption: Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of Belgium (top) and Queen Letizia of Spain and King Felipe VI of Spain
  9. Watch: Queen Elizabeth II's committal service

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    Video caption: Queen's committal service held at St George's Chapel, Windsor

    In the afternoon, Queen Elizabeth's coffin was lowered into the royal vault in St George's Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

    This came at the end of the committal service, and with it the end of public funeral events for the late monarch.

  10. Royal Family pays tribute to the Queen

    Queen Elizabeth II has been laid to rest at a private ceremony in Windsor, buried alongside her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, at The King George VI Memorial Chapel.

    Following her burial, the Royal Family's official Twitter account posted a photograph of the Queen walking in a field of heather.

    It quoted a famous Shakespearean line that her son, King Charles III, referenced during a television address following his mother's death.

    "May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest. In loving memory of Her Majesty The Queen. 1926-2022," the post reads.

    View more on twitter
  11. Queen buried next to Philip

    The Queen has been laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, alongside her husband Prince Philip.

    Also buried there are her father, King George VI; her mother, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; and her sister, Princess Margaret.

    There are a number of vaults and burial sites within St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. You can see the locations and who is buried where here.

  12. A day of ceremony draws to a close

    The Queen's coffin led into St George's Chapel
    Image caption: Pallbearers carried the Queen's coffin into St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle earlier today

    The Queen has officially been laid to rest - bringing an end to a day of events in her honour.

    World leaders and dignitaries gathered at Westminster Abbey earlier for the state funeral, with thousands lining the streets to view her coffin as it travelled through London to Windsor.

    Her coffin was then lowered into the royal vault of St George's Chapel.

    The Dean of Windsor conducted a private burial ceremony for her family. The Queen was finally laid to rest alongside her late husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the chapel.

  13. Queen laid to rest, Royal Family says

    The Queen has been buried following a private ceremony in Windsor, the Royal Family says.

    A statement on their website says she was buried "together with the Duke of Edinburgh, at The King George VI Memorial Chapel".

    The burial ceremony was attended by her close family.

  14. Canadians say goodbye to the Queen

    Barbara Plett Usher

    Reporting from Ottawa

    Mounties on parade in Ottawa
    Image caption: Canada held a parade through its capital Ottawa to honour Queen Elizabeth II

    Canadians said goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II with a commemorative service in the nation’s capital and a military parade through downtown Ottawa.

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police led the way, as they did at the queen’s funeral procession in London.

    The service was attended by hundreds of dignitaries with music by Canadian artists Ginette Reno, Rufus Wainwright and Kim Richardson.

    In an address, the former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney remembered the Queen's support for his efforts to rally the Commonwealth behind sanctions against apartheid South Africa. The queen provided "discreet guidance" despite opposition from then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

    The former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson also spoke. She said the Queen had remained focused and calm until the end of her reign, recounting an unexpected exchange.

    Clarkson said the Queen had told her she would never abdicate. “It is not in our tradition, although I suppose if I became completely gaga one would have to do something," she said the Queen had told her.

    Canadians were attached to the Queen right until the end, and she to Canada - she visited 22 times and visited every province.

    Canadians have less favourable views of King Charles III. But officials have said he’s expressed determination to pursue reconciliation with the country’s indigenous peoples who suffered under British colonial rule.

  15. Dartmouth gun salute marks links with Royal Family

    Jenny Kumah

    Reporting from Dartmouth

    Mayor David Wells
    Image caption: Dartmouth mayor Cllr David Wells said today's events were about bring the community together to show respects to the Queen

    In Dartmouth the town marked the Queen's final journey with a gun salute from the River Dart.

    A shot rang out and a church bell chimed every minute of the coffin's procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch.

    The sun shone and the water glistened.

    Dartmouth wanted to do something special to highlight the town's connection to Queen Elizabeth II.

    It was at the town's naval college that the Queen first remembers meeting Prince Philip while on a visit there as a teenager.

    The town's mayor David Wells said the town has a long history of relations with the Royal Family.

    "King Charles III did his training here," he said. "Today is about bringing the community together to show our respects to the Queen."

    These sentiments are shared by many here.

    Army veteran Phil Howard was watching the funeral in a local pub.

    He told me it was important to mark the late Queen’s passing with others in the community and to celebrate the town’s unique connection with her.

  16. NHS worker: 'Honour and privilege' to play a role

    Queen Elizabeth presents the George Cross to Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive of NHS England, and nurse May Parsons,
    Image caption: The Queen speaking to NHS England chief executive Amanda Pritchard and nurse May Parsons

    A health worker who attended the Queen's state funeral today has said it was an "honour and privilege" to play a role.

    May Parsons, a modern matron at University Hospital in Coventry who delivered the first Covid-19 vaccine, joined NHS staff and volunteers at the service at Westminster Abbey.

    She previously met the Queen in July when the NHS was awarded the George Cross.

    Speaking before the funeral, she said the Queen's sense of humour was "top notch" and meeting the monarch had been "full of life and humorous".

    Read more here.

  17. In pictures: The Queen at Windsor

    George VI with the Royal Family at the Royal Lodge at Windsor Castle in 1946
    Image caption: George VI with the Royal Family at the Royal Lodge at Windsor Castle in 1946

    A private burial ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II is taking place this evening at St George's Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle - a place that she loved during her lifetime.

    Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret spent most of the war years at Windsor Castle. Later in life, the Queen often sojourned there with her children; she also hosted foreign dignitaries - from Ronald Reagan to Mikhail Gorbachev - at the castle, and was a frequent visitor to the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

    The Queen eventually relocated to Windsor Castle during the coronavirus pandemic, and broadcast her "We will meet again" message to the nation from there.

    Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret during a rehearsal of Cinderella, the first Royal pantomime at Windsor Castle, in 1941
    Image caption: Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret during a rehearsal of Cinderella, the first royal pantomime at Windsor Castle, in 1941. Elizabeth is dressed as Prince Charming
    Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret sunbathing outside Windsor Castle in 1941
    Image caption: Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret outside Windsor Castle in 1941
    Prince Edward, the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Anne, Prince Charles and Prince Andrew in 1969
    Image caption: Prince Edward, the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Anne, Prince Charles and Prince Andrew in 1969
    The Queen inspects the damage at Windsor Castle after a fire, 1992
    Image caption: The Queen inspects the damage at Windsor Castle after a fire, 1992
  18. King Charles and Royal Family to return for Queen's burial

    King Charles III and other members of the Royal Family are now due to return to St George's Chapel for a private family service.

    They will witness the Queen being buried at the King George VI memorial chapel, which is inside St George's Chapel, alongside her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

    Details of the service have not been disclosed, with Buckingham Palace calling it a "deeply personal family occasion".

    The event will not be televised and media will not be present.

  19. Who else is buried at the chapel?

    St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
    Image caption: Ten former Sovereigns are buried at St George's Chapel

    Queen Elizabeth II was earlier lowered into the Royal Vault at St George's Chapel.

    The chapel was begun by King Edward IV in 1475 at Windsor Castle, which has belonged to the monarchy for nearly 1,000 years.

    Ten former monarchs are buried at the chapel. These include George IV and George III - George III being the King in power when the US became independent from the British Empire, and the monarch portrayed in the hit historical musical Hamilton.

    Different members of the royal family are buried in different sections and vaults within the chapel.

    The Queen will be buried, together with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, in the King George VI memorial chapel, where her father, King George VI, the Queen Mother, and her sister Princess Margaret are also interred.

    You can see a map showing the burial sections of St George's Chapel here.

  20. 'I wanted to be here to be part of history'

    Maria Zaccaro

    At the Long Walk, Windsor

    Hasan and Yusra

    Nine-month pregnant Yusra Hamid was among the hundreds of thousands who watched the funeral procession along the Long Walk.

    "It was very emotional. We wanted our child to be part of this moment as well," she says. "It's something very special we will treasure forever."

    The 31-year-old teacher waited three hours in the crowd with her partner Hasan Ali.

    "I feel a bit exhausted. Especially the walking has been hard," she says.

    "But it's something I couldn’t miss. I wanted to be here to be part of history and to say thank you to Her Majesty," she adds.