The longest reigning British monarch and the longest-serving female monarch in world history is set to be buried today in a State funeral.
The event attracted many Heads of State, political representatives and monarchs from various parts of the world.
A large crowd gathered along the streets of London to pay their respect to the former head of state whose reign had lasted 70 years.
Today morning, the royal coffin was moved from Westminster Palace where it was on display and taken to Westminster Abbey where the service was already in progress, as King Charles III and members of the royal family followed behind.
The service which begun at 11.00 am was led by David Hoyle, the dean of Westminster.
Prime Minister Liz Truss and secretary general of the Commonwealth read the lessons.
The dean began the service by offering prayers for her family and talking about the queen’s commitment on her responsibilities.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby gave an address at the service, noting how Britain was still in grief which was also being felt by the entire world.
“Her late majesty famously declared on a 21st birthday broadcast that her whole life would be dedicated to serving the nation and Commonwealth,” he said.
“Rarely has such a promise been so well kept. Few leaders receive the outpouring of love that we have seen,” he added.
The ceremony took place at the venue where the queen had been married to the late Prince Philip in 1947 and crowned as the head of state in 1953.
Nearing the end of the service, two minutes of silence was observed throughout the United Kingdom in honor of the late queen.
The ceremony concluded with the national anthem, “God Save the King,” symbolizing the transition from one reign to another, and a lone piper playing the Scottish lament “Sleep dearie, sleep
After the service, the queen’s coffin will be taken to Windsor Castle, the British Royal Family’s residence in a procession led by members of the Royal Cavalry, where the royal family will join the procession to St. George’s Chapel.
Finally, at 7.30 pm, the queen will be laid to rest in a private funeral service held in the presence of the king and members of the Royal Family.
She will be buried with her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh in the King George VI Memorial Chapel.