Queen Elizabeth’s coffin lowered into vault ahead of private burial

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Queen Elizabeth’s coffin was lowered into a vault at Windsor Castle, her final resting place, on Monday. Thousands of well-wishers lined the route her hearse took from London, throwing flowers, cheering and clapping as it passed from the city to the English countryside that she so loved much.

Many more had crammed into the capital to witness the procession and funeral, in a moving tribute to Britain’s longest-serving monarch who won global respect during 70 years on the throne.

Inside the majestic Westminster Abbey where the funeral was held, some 500 presidents, prime ministers, foreign royal family members and dignitaries, including Joe Biden of the United States, were among the 2,000 congregation.

It concluded with the crown, orb and sceptre – symbols of the monarch’s power and governance – being removed from the coffin and placed on the altar.

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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.

Queen’s personal piper who woke her up every morning, closed her funeral

Queen Elizabeth II’s personal piper, who woke her up every morning with a skirl of the bagpiper, closed her state funeral with a rendition of the traditional piece ‘Sleep, Dearie, Sleep’.

One among her many quirks, the Queen was roused by the sound of bagpipes at all her homes across Britain. The piper used to play for 15 minutes beneath her window each morning, acting as her personal alarm clock.

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But today, the music that signaled the start of the Queen’s morning symbolised the end of her funeral.

Spider Spotted On Top Of Queen’s Coffin During Funeral

A spider was spotted crawling across Queen Elizabeth’s coffin during her funeral. The images were part of the live broadcast hosted by the BBC. Users on social media spotted the uninvited guest on a handwritten card placed in some beautiful flowers on top of her coffin. The small, green spider soon disappeared into the bouquet.