Queen Elizabeth II: Archbishop of Canterbury says monarch had a fulfilled life
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the late queen Elizabeth II lived a live full of “abundant life and loving service”.
He said this while speaking to those present at the Monday’s state burial of the late queen. The Archbishop said, “Her late majesty famously declared on a 21st birthday broadcast that her whole life would be dedicated to serving the nation and Commonwealth”.
“Rarely has such a promise been so well kept. Few leaders receive the outpouring of love that we have seen.”
At the funeral that was attended by world leaders, music that played at the queen’s wedding in 1947 and her coronation six years later again rang out. The coffin entered to lines of scripture set to a score used at every state funeral since the early 18th century.
The Queen’s coffin was lowered into a vault at Windsor Castle, her final resting place with hundreds of thousands of well-wishers lined the route her hearse took from London, throwing flowers, cheering and clapping as it passed from the city to the English countryside that she so loved much.
Many more had crammed into the capital to witness the procession and funeral, in a moving tribute to Britain’s longest-serving monarch who won global respect during 70 years on the throne.
Inside the majestic Westminster Abbey where the funeral was held, some 500 presidents, prime ministers, foreign royal family members and dignitaries, including Joe Biden of the United States, were among the 2,000 congregation.
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