Queen Elizabeth farewelled at Westminster; London crowds gather; lying in state period ends; Anthony Albanese meets King Charles


The Queen’s three chaplains, the Rector of Sandringham, the Minister of Crathie Kirk (the church nearest to Balmoral in Scotland, the place she worshipped) and the Chaplain of the Royal Chapel, Windsor Nice Park are studying the prayers.

One of many key symbolic moments now takes place.

The Imperial state crown.

The Imperial state crown.Credit score:Getty

Simply earlier than the ultimate hymn is sung, these glittering state jewels which have been atop her coffin since she lay in state at Westminster Corridor, are actually eliminated.

The Imperial State Crown, the Orb and the Sceptre are faraway from the coffin by the crown jeweller.

These crown jewels are usually displayed on the Tower of London however can be introduced again out from behind their large safety for Charles’ coronation subsequent yr.

The crown jeweller, bargemaster and serjeants-at-arms, will go them to the Dean who will place them on the altar.

Because the hymn ends, the King will place the Queen’s firm camp color of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin whereas the the Lord Chamberlain will “break” his Wand of Workplace and place it on the Coffin.

That is finished to create a symmetry with the three Devices of State which have been eliminated/

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