Previously unseen photo of Queen released after private burial takes place at Windsor | UK News

The Royal Family has released a previously unseen photograph of the Queen after a private burial took place for her.

The family released an image of the monarch taken at Balmoral in 1971, with the caption often borrowed from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.”

“In loving memory of Her Majesty The Queen.

“1926 – 2022.”

The royal family released a never-before-seen picture of the Queen hiking in moorland. Pic: Lichfield
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It comes shortly after the Royal Family said the Queen had been buried alongside her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The family’s website said the burial service, attended by close family members, was conducted by the Dean of Windsor.

Before the burial, some 800 guests attended a committal service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, which concluded with the crown, orb and sceptre – symbols of the Queen’s power and governance – being removed from the coffin and placed on the altar.

The Lord Chamberlain, the most senior official in the royal household, then broke his ‘Wand of Office’, signifying the end of his service to the sovereign, and placed it on the casket before it slowly descended into the royal vault.

Earlier in the day, 2,000 people, including foreign royalty and world leaders, attended the Queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey

During his sermon, the Archbishop of Canterbury told the congregation the outpouring of emotion for the Queen “arises from her abundant life and loving service, now gone from us”.

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's Orb and Sceptre, is carried from her State Funeral at Westminster Abbey in London. Picture date: Monday September 19, 2022. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS
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The Queen’s state funeral

He told mourners: “People of loving service are rare in any walk of life. Leaders of loving service are still rarer.

“But in all cases those who serve will be loved and remembered when those who cling to power and privileges are forgotten.

“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.

“She was joyful, present to so many, touching a multitude of lives.”

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