The royal household celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s “lifetime of service, love and religion” as they bade farewell to Britain’s longest-serving monarch in an intimate ceremony within the Windsor Fort on Monday.
Following the state funeral at London’s Westminster Abbey earlier wherein world leaders, members of European royal households and the general public gathered, a smaller congregation paid a extra private goodbye to the Queen at St George’s Chapel.
Queen Elizabeth II, who died on September 8 aged 96, was buried alongside her late husband Prince Philip within the King George VI Memorial Chapel inside the St George’s Chapel. Prince Philip’s coffin was moved from its present place and interred alongside his spouse.
On the committal service, Dean of Windsor David Conner, who led the ceremony, hailed Elizabeth’s “profound Christian religion” that “bore a lot fruit”.
“Fruit, in a lifetime of unstinting service to the nation, the Commonwealth and the broader world,” he stated.
The worldwide outpouring of affection and sympathy touched King Charles III, who on the eve of the funeral, issued a message of due to folks within the UK and world wide.
“We have been moved past measure by everybody who took the difficulty to return and pay their respects to the lifelong service of my expensive mom, The late Queen,” Charles stated in a press release forward of the funeral.
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