A last tribute. Queen Elizabeth II‘s family workers lined up exterior Buckingham Palace to look at her funeral procession go the residence on Monday, September 19.
Workers members organized themselves on the sidewalk in entrance of the palace because the queen’s coffin was carried from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch following the state funeral. After the procession by central London, the casket was pushed to Windsor Citadel, the place the previous monarch might be buried alongside her late husband, Prince Philip.
“[The queen’s staff] have been very loyal to her,” Ailsa Anderson, a former press secretary for the sovereign, advised Good Morning America on Monday. “She had folks by her aspect who felt very strongly about defending her and actually took on these roles with an amazing sense of accountability.”
The staff on the sidewalk included butlers, footmen, cooks and different aides. The police safety officers who helped guard Elizabeth throughout her lifetime have been invited to the service at St George’s Chapel, which is able to happen after the procession from London.
The queen died at age 96 on September 8 whereas at her property in Balmoral, Scotland. Buckingham Palace introduced the information shortly after revealing that she’d been positioned below medical supervision.
Following Elizabeth’s loss of life, her eldest son, King Charles III, instantly assumed the throne. His coronation will happen at a later date.
Monday’s funeral capped off every week of tributes to the queen, who reigned for 70 years. On September 11, her coffin was taken from Balmoral to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. In the future later, it was moved to St Giles’ Cathedral, the place members of the general public may pay their respects.
At St Giles’ Cathedral, the queen’s 4 kids — Charles, 73, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward — participated in a ritual referred to as the Vigil of the Princes. The Princess Royal, 72, grew to become the primary lady to participate within the ceremony.
The vigil passed off once more in London on Friday, September 16, whereas the queen’s coffin was mendacity in state at Westminster Corridor. Andrew, 62, was given permission to put on his army uniform for the occasion, regardless of being stripped of his army titles in January.
The next day, the vigil was repeated with the queen’s eight grandchildren: Prince William, Prince Harry, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Girl Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, was additionally permitted to put on his army uniform for the occasion after being stripped of his army titles in 2020. The event marked the primary time the BetterUp CIO had worn his uniform since he and his spouse, Meghan Markle, introduced their choice to step down as senior working royals in January 2020.
“He has come to phrases with not carrying uniform on these events,” an insider completely advised Us Weekly earlier this month. “While that’s disappointing in some senses, he’s simply grateful to be current and honoring the queen. On the finish of the day, it’s solely a uniform.”