A Sovereign’s Final Journey, in Photos


Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin began its journey on Sunday, traveling from Balmoral Castle to Edinburgh. The queen, who died on Thursday, Sept. 8, lay in rest in Edinburgh until Tuesday afternoon. Her coffin was flown to London on Tuesday evening to lie in state ahead of her funeral on Monday at Westminster Abbey.

On Monday, a funeral service for the queen at Westminster Abbey in central London drew dignitaries from all over the globe, and crowds of people lined the streets to bid her farewell. Her coffin was then taken to Windsor Castle, where it will be interred alongside members of her family.

Here are scenes from the days since the queen’s death.

The hearse currying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth making its way down the Long Walk and toward St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Thousands gathered outside Windsor Castle to pay their respects.

The queen’s coffin was moved to a hearse at Wellington Arch before leaving for Windsor.

Members of the Royal Navy pulled a gun carriage carrying the coffin after the service in Westminster Abbey.

People gathered in Hyde Park to watch the funeral on big screens.

King Charles III and other members of the royal family at Windsor Castle.

The queen’s coffin being carried into St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.

The funeral procession at the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace.

Buckingham Palace staff members went outside to honor the queen as the procession passed.

The funeral procession outside Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis, Muick and Sandy, waited for the arrival of the cortege outside Windsor Castle.

The imperial state crown rested on the coffin.

King Charles III, center, and other members of the royal family at Wellington Arch.

The funeral procession making its way through central London after the service at Westminster Abbey.

Crowds watched the procession on large screens near Windsor Castle, west of London, where the queen will be laid to rest.

Carrying the coffin out of Westminster Abbey at the end of the funeral service.

Members of the royal family outside Westminster Abbey.

Watching the funeral in Windsor. The queen will be buried in St. George’s Chapel, in Windsor Castle.

Before the funeral service, the coffin was loaded onto the gun carriage to be carried to Westminster Abbey.

The funeral procession making its way through London.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth was carried into Westminster Abbey.

President Biden and the first lady, Jill Biden, attended the service.

Camping overnight to secure a spot to view the funeral procession.

Tributes to the queen on the morning of the funeral.

Soldiers rested in Green Park before the ceremony.

Onlookers assembled in the areas around Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.

Crowds began to gather in the early morning along the route the funeral cortege will take into Windsor Castle.

The line to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II near Tower Bridge.

Many people waiting in line were wrapped in blankets as temperatures dropped.

On the final morning before the funeral, people started camping out on the roadsides around Parliament Square to try to secure a viewing spot.

President Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, top far right, paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall.

Viewing floral tributes left in Green Park.

Rehearsals along the precession route ahead of the queen’s funeral.

The line near Tower Bridge.

Lining up to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II during her lying-in-state at Westminster Hall in London.

Flowers and tributes have piled up in Green Park in London.

Near the head of the line for the queen’s lying-in-state.

The line stretched across a bridge over the River Thames, and then for miles along South Bank.

The procession taking the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

The queen’s coffin as it left Buckingham Palace, followed by King Charles III and Princes William, Harry and Andrew.

The procession as it moved from Buckingham Palace to Parliament.

A woman watching a screen broadcasting the procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in Hyde Park.

Life Guards, a unit of the Household Cavalry, standing guard outside Westminster after the procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II from Buckingham Palace.

King Charles, center, and other senior members of the royal family following the coffin on its way to Westminster Hall.

The coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II is guarded as she lay in state in Westminster Hall.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II passed throngs of people on its way into Buckingham Palace.

Flowers and tributes to the queen in Green Park, near Buckingham Palace, in London.

The queen’s coffin arriving from Scotland at the R.A.F. Northolt air base in west London.

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on a street near Buckingham Palace.

Members of the Hillsborough Court Guard waiting for King Charles III and Camilla, the queen consort, to arrive at Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.

Security officers took up a position on the roof of the Scottish Parliament as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II lay at rest at St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

King Charles III and other members of the royal family walked behind Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

Members of the Royal British Legion standing along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, where a procession carried the queen’s coffin to St. Giles’ Cathedral from the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Portraits of the queen displayed on shop fronts and in the windows of cafes and restaurants in London.

Flowers at the gates of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, where the queen’s coffin stayed on Sunday night.

Preparations in London, where the queen’s coffin traveled from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament.

The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II departing Balmoral.

A man waited to view the cortege carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in Ballater, a small village near Balmoral Castle, in Scotland.

The cortege making its way over the Queensferry Crossing on its way to Edinburgh.

Tens of thousands of admirers gathered in Edinburgh.

The coffin arriving at Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the monarch in Scotland.

The proclamation of King Charles III outside St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

In London, portraits of the queen appeared across the city’s buildings and billboards.

King Charles III waved to onlookers as he arrived at Buckingham Palace in London.

A parade for a proclamation of King Charles III marched outside the gates of Windsor Castle.

Thousands of people being processed up The Long Walk to Windsor Castle to lay flowers for the queen.

Thousands paid their respects to the queen at Green Park, near Buckingham Palace, in London.

King Charles III speaking on Saturday during a meeting of the Accession Council at St. James’s Palace in London. With him are his eldest son, Prince William; Camilla, the queen consort, second from left; and Penny Mordaunt, right, a member of Parliament who presided over the ceremony as lord president of the council.

The proclamation ceremony for King Charles III at the Royal Exchange in the City of London followed a similar proclamation at St. James’s Palace.

King Charles greeting crowds on the Mall.

Members of the public reading tributes and paying their respect outside Windsor Castle following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex surprising members of the public with a joint public appearance to look at flowers and remembrances of the queen.

People passing a portrait of the queen at Leicester Square underground station in central London.

King Charles III outside Buckingham Palace.

Leaving flowers outside Buckingham Palace.

Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II hanging at Piccadilly Circus in London.

A flag in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II near Windsor Castle, outside London.

Watching at a pub in central London as King Charles III addressed the nation before a service of remembrance at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Mourners laying flowers outside the British Embassy in Tokyo.

Windsor Castle’s wardens in front of the entrance to the castle.

Lighting candles in prayer at Windsor Parish Church of St. John the Baptist.

Outside Buckingham Palace during a rainstorm.

A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II amid floral tributes and notes outside the gates of Windsor Castle.

Gathering outside Buckingham Palace in London after the news of the queen’s death was announced.

Piccadilly Circus in London.

Mourners lighting candles outside Buckingham Palace.

Prime Minister Liz Truss speaking outside 10 Downing Street.

A notice of the queen’s death was brought from Buckingham Palace and posted on its gates.

Mourners outside the British Embassy in Washington.

Tel Aviv City Hall lit up with the Union Jack.

Gathering outside Buckingham Palace.

Outside Buckingham Palace.

Outside the British Embassy in Paris.

A rainbow emerged as the Union Jack flag was lowered at Windsor Castle after the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.



Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/08/world/europe/photos-queen-elizabeth-mourning.html