Queen’s funeral in pictures: Royals unite in grief as they bid farewell to Britain’s longest reigning monarch

Tears have been shed across the country for the Queen, with royals and the British public united by grief.

Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of London for the funeral, attended by the new King Charles III and his sons and their families.

King Charles and the Queen Consort at the committal service for Queen Elizabeth II at St George’s Chapel, Windsor


Mourners along the route were seen wiping away tears and consoling and supporting one another as the procession saw the Queen’s coffin brought to Westminster Abbey.

Two hours ahead of the 11am service, all public viewing areas of the procession route were full.

The enormous public gathering began after Westminster Hall was closed to mourners on Monday morning, with hundreds of thousands of people having filed in front of her flag-draped coffin to pay their respects.

Many had waited for hours in line, including through cold nights, to attend the lying in state in an outpouring of collective grief and respect.

Kate, Princess of Wales, from left, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Camilla, the Queen Consort, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Princess Beatrice follow the coffin


The coffin is moved to Westminster Abbey from Westminster Hall


Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said in his sermon during the funeral that “few leaders receive the outpouring of love we have seen” for Elizabeth II.

Below we look at some of the most powerful images from the day.

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The Queen’s coffin is borne on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy as it proceeds towards the Abbey


King Charles appeared to well up as he followd the Queen’s coffin into the Abbey


Pallbearers brought the Queen into the historic place of worship

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Brothers Prince William and Prince Harry were reunited in grief


Mourners embrace on The Mall as thousands watched the Queen’s last journey


A woman cries as mourners gather in Hyde Park for the funeral


Prince George with his parents

Around 2,000 people attended the service


Liz Truss gives the second lesson at the funeral


The Queen’s coffin passes the Houses of Parliament after leaving Westminster Abbey


The funeral procession marches down The Mall


William and Harry follow the Queen’s coffin in the procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch


Princess Beatrice follows the funeral procession by car


The Royal Hearse carries the Queen’s coffin away from Wellington Arch before heading to Windsor


The royal hearse reaches Windsor


A procession joins the hearse on the final part of the Queen’s journey to Windsor Castle


The procession travels down the Long Walk towards Windsor Castle


The coffin arrives for committal at Windsor Chapel

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Prince William, Harry, Kate and George at the final public service for the Queen


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