The last person to gather in front of the coffin of Elizabeth II testifies on BFMTV
Chrissy Heerey, the last person to pray in front of Elizabeth II’s coffin at Westminster Hall, testifies on BFMTV. “It’s an honor and a privilege,” she says. “It was unreal.”
Chrissy Heerey, who waited in line for 14 hours, was able to pay her final respects twice to the Queen. “She has done so much to our country, she represents everyone.”
And to add: “She has a work ethic. She is extraordinary. If I have to spend 14 hours of my time to express my gratitude, it is not a problem.”
Doors to Westminster Hall close, popular tribute to Queen Elizabeth II complete
The very last members of the public gathered Monday morning in front of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in London before the closure of the oldest chamber of the British parliament where the body was exposed, a few hours before a historic funeral.
Braving long hours of waiting, tens or even hundreds of thousands of people marched in front of the coffin placed on an imposing catafalque in Westminster Hall in five days until it closed around 5:30 GMT, before a state funeral which will begin at 10 a.m. GMT in the presence of 2,000 guests, including hundreds of foreign dignitaries and crowned heads.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte will parade behind the Queen’s coffin
9 and 7 years old, but already on a mission. Prince George and Princess Charlotte, son and daughter of Prince William, great-grandchildren of the Queen and respectively 2nd and 3rd in the order of succession to the British crown, will parade this Monday behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II , whose funeral was held at Westminster Abbey.
Minute by minute, the funeral program of Elizabeth II
The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will follow an extremely precise program this Monday, established during her lifetime by the sovereign. From the end of the coffin display at Westminster Hall at 7:30 a.m. to its burial in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle at 8:30 p.m., here are the details of this extraordinary day.
>> The program minute by minute
The funeral of Elizabeth II, “the largest police operation ever carried out” in the United Kingdom
The final farewell ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II is an exceptional logistical and security challenge for the United Kingdom. More than a million people are expected on the streets of London, not counting the 300 heads of state from around the world whose safety must be ensured. Terrorist attack, demonstrations, crowd movements: the fears are multiple…
“It’s like organizing 100 state visits at once,” said an officer quoted by the BBC.
>> The details of this unprecedented operation
The United Kingdom says a last goodbye to its Queen
Queen Elizabeth II will be buried at Windsor Castle on Monday. Prior to this, a unique ceremony will be held in Westminster Abbey, which will be attended by leaders from virtually every country in the world.
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