Tens of thousands of people from all over the world continued to line up to pay their respects to the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall in London on Sunday 18 September. The Queen’s state funeral was held on Monday 19th, with more than 500 world leaders and foreign dignitaries in attendance.
(Vatican News Network)Over the past four days, thousands of mourners have poured into Westminster Hall in London to pay their respects to the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on September 8 after 70 years on the throne. The people who paid their respects to the coffin formed an 8 kilometer line, and the waiting time was almost 24 hours at one point. These patient queues were not just British, but many people from all over the world.
On Saturday night, eight of Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren held a 15-minute vigil next to her coffin as mourners continued to pass in silence. Before that, on Friday night, the Queen’s four children stood by the side of the coffin. Meanwhile, around five hundred world leaders and foreign dignitaries traveled to London for the Queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19. They include heads of state from France, Italy, the United States, Japan, and royal family of many European countries.
Archbishop Gallagher, Secretary General of the Department of State for Relations with States and International Organizations, represented Pope Francis at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
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