Four Billion Viewers and World Leaders Bid Queen Elizabeth Farewell

by Duchess Magazine
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Elizabeth Alexandra Windsor, also known as Queen Elizabeth II, was the longest-reigning monarch in British history when she passed away on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96. On Monday, the state funeral was broadcast live to about four billion people.

In order to pay their final respects to Queen Elizabeth II, a crowd of about a million people gathered in and around the royal palaces in central London, according to Sky News.

Tens of thousands of spectators packed viewing areas in an effort to see the momentous occasion. There were a large number of mourners who had intended to attend the Queen’s state funeral and procession who were left stranded at London’s Paddington station since there were no trains running into or out of the area.

King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward were standing behind the casket with the Queen. They were followed by other members of her family as well as Prince William, Prince Harry, and Peter Phillips.

At the funeral at Windsor Castle, there were about 2,000 persons in attendance, including monarchs, politicians, international leaders, and members of the royal family. At the St. George’s Chapel committal service, the guest list was whittled down to 800 people.

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