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Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest

Queen Elizabeth laid to rest
Queen Elizabeth laid to rest

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel on Monday.

The penultimate funeral event for the late monarch who peacefully passed away at age of 96 on September 8, was conducted at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

As the coffin was lowered, the Dean of Windsor recited Psalm 103, which includes the traditional line: “Go forth upon thy journey from this world, O Christian soul.”

He also offered the commendation prayer in which the deceased is entrusted to God’s mercy.

The service ended with the Sovereign Piper playing the lament “A Salute to the Royal Fendersmith” from the doorway between the chapel and the dean’s cloister, with the music gradually fading away as he walked towards the deanery.

The Archbishop of Canterbury then concluded the service with a blessing before the congregation sang the national anthem.

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