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With the presence of the British royal family and more than 500 heads and representatives of State and Government, the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II of England began on Monday at Westminster Abbey.

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Moments earlier, the coffin was transferred from the nearby Palace of Westminster (Parliament) to Westminster Abbey, located in central London, for the ceremony, which began at 11:00 local time.

The funeral is in charge of the Dean of Westminster, David Hoyle, who will have as a central point of the ceremony to underline the dedication of Elizabeth II, who died on September 8, as head of state for seven decades.



The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will deliver the sermon. Then the people of the United Kingdom will observe two minutes of silence and the national anthem will be heard in the abbey.

Following this, the funeral procession will travel to Wellington Arch and then to Windsor and St George’s Chapel for burial, in accordance with official protocol.

The public funeral of the late Elizabeth II ended on September 19 with the lowering of her coffin into the royal crypt of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. The burial will be private.

The funeral procession left shortly after noon for Windsor Castle, where Elizabeth II will be buried hours later in private with her husband, who died last year at the age of 99.

After passing in front of Buckingham Palace for the last time, the body of Elizabeth II was transferred to Windsor, where it will rest forever.

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