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Guests at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II, who died after 70 years of reign, was buried in Windsor on Monday, after 11 days of tributes to a figure with whom a chapter in British and world history is closed.

Following an intimate mass in St. George’s Chapel, a 15th-century Gothic church on the grounds of Windsor Castle, the monarch’s coffin was lowered into the crypt where a long list of British monarchs rest.

Later, in a private ceremony in the presence of only her closest relatives, she was buried in the George VI Memorial, a small adjoining chapel where her parents and the ashes of her sister Margaret rest, the British royal house reported.

The remains of her husband, Prince Philip, were buried next to her, also moving them from the crypt, where they were buried after his death in April 2021.

Some 800 guests, including employees of the late queen, attended the last public service in which her “rule of command” was broken, marking the end of Elizabeth II’s reign.

The imperial crown, the orb and the scepter, emblems of the monarchy that covered the coffin, were removed and placed on the altar.

Some 500 political leaders and monarchs from around the world gathered in London to honor her in an impressive state funeral: from Joe Biden to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, from the kings of Spain – Felipe and Letizia, together with the emeritus Juan Carlos and Sofía – to Emperor Naruhito of Japan.

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Beatriz, Princess of the Netherlands, King Juan Carlos of Spain and Queen Sofía, among the invited royalty.

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The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, accompanied by his wife, the activist Carrie Johnson.


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King Abdullah II with Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan.


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King Letsie III of Lesotho Alois of Liechtenstein, Sofia of Liechtenstein, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan.


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Emmanuel Macron, President of France, accompanied by his wife Brigitte Macron.


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The British royal family was present, those who grabbed the attention of the spotlight were the Prince of Wales, William, along with the Princess of Wales, Kate, and their children George and Charlotte. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were also present.


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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his wife Sophie Grégoire.


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Former UK Prime Minister John Major and his wife, the philanthropist Norma Major.


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The Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard, and his wife, the former diplomat Rosalinda Bueso.


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Queen Margaret II and Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark.


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King Felipe VI of Spain with the queen consort of Spain, Letizia Ortiz.


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US President Joe Biden with US First Lady Jill Biden.


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UK Prime Minister Liz-Truss and her husband Hugh O’Leary.


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Naruhito and Masako, Emperor and Empress of Japan, respectively.


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The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, with the first lady Michelle Bolsonaro.


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South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol with First Lady Kim Kun-hee.


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Israeli President Isaac Herzog with his wife, lawyer Michal Herzog.


With information from AFP