The end of an era: they break the office rod and remove the crown from the coffin of Elizabeth II
Windsor Castle Chapel has hosted the last public tribute to the Queen isabel IIwho died on September 8, in the presence of some 800 guests who bid farewell to the late monarch in the same place where the funeral for her husband, Prince Philip, was held.
This Monday, the United Kingdom offered His Majesty one last great national tribute, first in Westminster Abbey and then in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.
The coffin of Isabel II entered the temple followed again by the main members of the royal family, including King Carlos III and his wife, the queen consort Camila. The Dean of Windsor has presided over a purely religious ceremony in which the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has also participated.
During the act, the symbols of the monarchy deposited on the coffin were removed, with the exception of the royal standard – the imperial crown, the orb and the scepter – to be deposited distributed on the altar.
The Instruments of State; the Imperial State Crown and the Orb and Scepter have remained with Her Majesty’s coffin.
At the Committal Service, they were placed on the
High Altar at St George’s Chapel. pic.twitter.com/fDFQLSSmP1
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 19, 2022
The king charles iii has subsequently deposited on the coffin the color of the company of the queen while the lord chamberlain he has broken his wand of command and placed it on the coffin as a symbol of the end of the Elizabethan era.
As it happened hours before in London, the national anthem, ‘God save the king’, has served as a conclusion to the last great public act in memory of Elizabeth II. The subsequent burial in the chapel of San Jorge will be carried out in private, according to the Royal House.
Isabelthe fortieth sovereign in a lineage dating back to 1066, came to the throne in 1952, being the first post-imperial monarch of Great Britain.
She oversaw her country trying to carve out a new place for itself in the world, and was instrumental in the rise of the Commonwealth of Nationswhich now groups 56 countries.
With information from Europa Press and Reuters