Queen's funeral as it happened: UK says goodbye to longest-serving monarch

Britain and the world say a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II as presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers attend state funeral

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Britain and the world laid Queen Elizabeth II to rest on Monday at a state funeral that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers - and up to a million people lined the streets of London to say a final goodbye to a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age.

The Archbishop of Canterbury hailed Queen Elizabeth II's “abundant life and loving service” as he delivered the sermon at her state funeral. “She was joyful, present to so many, touching a multitude of lives," the most Rev Justin Welby said at Westminster Abbey.

The procession marched through central London to Wellington Arch, near Hyde Park. The queen's coffin was transferred on to a specially designed hearse to Windsor for a committal service prior to her lowering into the royal vault at St George's Chapel.

Crowds of mourners flocked to London, Windsor and royal sites throughout the UK, and the service drew millions of TV viewers across the globe.

Here's how the day unfolded:

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Updated: September 19, 2022, 5:15 PM
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