UK Falls Silence For Queen As Last Farewell


London: As a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom observed a two-minute silence in a poignant nationwide tribute to the country’s longest serving monarch at Westminster Abbey where the majestic state funeral ceremony was concluded. The event was witnessed by millions on the screen countrywide.

The UK’s National Anthem, God Save the King’, rang out as the coffin was lifted out for the last leg of the journey to the late monarch’s final resting place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, where a Committal Service will conclude the public-facing aspect of the funeral before a private burial ceremony on Monday evening.

The Queen’s final resting place will be by the side of her late husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, in an enclave of the historic chapel on her south-east England estate of Windsor.

The state funeral began as chimes of the Big Ben fell silent and hymns rang out as the coffin of the late monarch was carried into Westminster Abbey on Monday morning.

In the congregation of around 2,000 made up of world leaders, royalty from the UK and overseas and community leaders, India was represented by President Droupadi Murmu and Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra.

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