The toll of bells, crescendo of bagpipes and echo of drums abruptly gave way to sombre silence early on Monday, September 19, 2022, morning as state funeral proceedings for Queen Elizabeth got underway at historic Westminster Abbey.
Mourners assembled outside Westminster Abbey stood in respectful silence on Monday, September 19, 2022, as Queen Elizabeth's coffin was carried out of the historic church at the end of her official state funeral.
Canada will have a “prominent” role in the lying-in-state and funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, Canada's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom says, as preparations in London shift into high gear with one week to go before the ceremony.
Gov. Gen. Mary Simon, the British monarch's representative in Canada, said in a televised statement on Thursday, September 8, 2022, evening that the late Queen was fond of Canada and considered this country to be her "second home."