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Queen Elizabeth II leaves London for her final trip to Windsor

  • Photos show the Queen’s final journey from London following her funeral at Westminster Abbey.
  • Her coffin is taken on its final journey to Windsor Castle, where she will be buried.
  • The burial will be a small ceremony attended only by close members of the royal family.

Queen Elizabeth II left London for the last time and embarked on a trip to Windsor Castle, her final resting place, following her funeral on Monday morning.

The Queen’s coffin was first taken to Westminster Abbey, where her official funeral took place. Around 2,000 people attended the ceremony to pay their last respects to the late monarch, who died aged 96 on September 8 after a 70-year reign.

King Charles III led a procession behind his mother’s coffin from Westminster Hall to the Abbey ahead of the service at 11 a.m. BTS (6 a.m. ET.)

The coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is carried to Westminster Abbey in London on September 19, 2022, during a state funeral.

The coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is carried to Westminster Abbey in London on September 19, 2022, during a state funeral.

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Funeral attendees included members of the royal family, such as King Charles II and Queen Consort Camilla, and heads of state from around the world such as US President Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden.

Also in attendance were royal families from other nations, including Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan, as well as Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco.

Members of the Royal Family including Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, King Charles III, Camilla, Queen Consort, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex in Wellington Arch watching the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II being carried away on the State Hearse on September 19, 2022 in London, England.

Members of the Royal Family including Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, King Charles III, Camilla, Queen Consort, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, in Wellington Arch watches the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II being carried away on the state hearse on September 19, 2022 in London, England.

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After a ceremony led by Dr David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, and a sermon by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, a two-minute silence was observed at Westminster Abbey and across the UK.

The coffin was then taken outside to be loaded into the state hearse, which was closely watched by members of the royal family.

The Bearer Party transfers the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard, to the State Hearse at Wellington Arch in London on September 19, 2022, following the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II .

The Bearer Party transfers the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped with the royal standard, to the State Hearse at Wellington Arch in London on September 19, 2022, following the state funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II .

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After the Queen’s coffin was placed in the Royal Navy State Carriage, it traveled along the Mall with the Gentlemen at Arms.

As the Queen’s coffin passed Buckingham Palace for the last time, staff were seen standing outside, saying their final goodbyes.

The Queen's funeral procession carried by the Royal Navy's State Gun Carriage travels along The Mall with the Gentlemen at Arms on September 19, 2022 in London, England.

The Queen’s funeral procession carried by the Royal Navy State Carriage travels along The Mall with the Gentlemen at Arms on September 19, 2022 in London, England.

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The coffin was carried to Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner, with Charles and other members of the Royal Family walking behind.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top, carried by the Royal Navy's State Gun Carriage followed by members of the Royal Family passes Wellington's Arch on September 19, 2022 in London , in England.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top, carried on the Royal Navy State Carriage followed by members of the Royal Family passes Wellington Arch on September 19, 2022 in London, UK England.

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As the coffin passed through the arch, King Charles III was seen appearing to greet his mother from the car after the procession.

For a final time at the funeral in London, the national anthem was played and a royal salute was given as the hearse departed.

King Charles III walks past Wellington Arch during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England.

King Charles III walks past Wellington Arch during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England.

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At Windsor Castle, Coldstream guards waited outside the Garter Tower for the Queen’s arrival.

The Coldstream Guards outside the Garter Tower at Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England.

The Coldstream Guards outside the Garter Tower at Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England.

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The state hearse will be greeted by thousands of supporters and mourners who gathered along the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park to pay their respects to the late monarch.

The state hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II leaves Wellington Arch in London on September 19, 2022, after the state funeral service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

The state hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II leaves Wellington Arch in London on September 19, 2022, following the state funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

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The funeral procession continued its journey to Windsor Castle, where the Queen will then be buried in an intimate ceremony attended by the only closest member of the royal family, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace sent to Insider.

The statement also confirmed that the Queen will be laid to rest with her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in King George VI’s Chapel in Windsor.