Sep 19, 2022 - World

Britain and world leaders mourn Queen Elizabeth at state funeral

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top of it departs Westminster Abbey during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top of it departs Westminster Abbey during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Britain and world leaders mourned Queen Elizabeth II, the country's longest-reigning monarch, at a state funeral Monday in Westminster Abbey.

The big picture: The funeral drew presidents, kings, princes and prime ministers — and authorities expected up to 1 million people to line the streets of London.

  • The queen's coffin was transported to Windsor Castle, where she'll be buried next to her husband, Prince Philip.
  • The state funeral, the U.K.'s first since Winston Churchill died, included a country-wide moment of silence that lasted for two minutes.

Over the weekend, hundreds of thousands of mourners lined up to file past Queen Elizabeth's coffin lying in state in the 900-year-old Westminster Hall.

In photos:
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried into Westminster Abbey on Monday. Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried in The state hearse as it proceeds towards St. George's Chapel on September 19, 2022
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried in the state hearse. Photo: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II travels along the Long Walk.
The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II travels along the Long Walk in Windsor. Photo: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Members of the Royal Household walking corgis near the service at Windsor Castle.
Members of the Royal Household walk corgis near the service at Windsor Castle. Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images
Prince William and Prince Harry follow a gun carriage carrying the coffin of their grandmother. Photo: Emilio Morenatti/Pool via AP
Members of the Royal Family attend the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth.
Members of the Royal Family attend the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: Phil Noble/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
Former UK prime ministers at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey, on September 19, 2022 in London, England.
Former UK prime ministers John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson arrive at the state funeral. Photo: Jack Hill-WPA Pool/Getty Images
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive today at Westminster Abbey, crossing a green marble memorial to Winston Churchill. Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Pool via AP
 King Charles III and Princess Anne arrive at Westminster Abbey.
King Charles III and Princess Anne arrive at Westminster Abbey. Photo: Getty Images
U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss delivers a reading during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss delivers a reading during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images
Coldstream Guards in formation outside Buckingham Palace pay their respects during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
Coldstream Guards in formation outside Buckingham Palace pay their respects during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
The Coldstream Guards travel along The Mall on September 19, 2022 in London, England.
Coldstream Guards travel along The Mall. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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