Large crowds lined the streets of London as the funeral procession for Queen Elizabeth II made its way, flanked by soldiers in ceremonial dress. At one point, the flags of the British Overseas Territories — including Bermuda — could be seen along the route.
The coffin made its way through the heart of the capital borne on an open gun carriage of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, drawn by seven black horses, the BBC report.
The gun carriage, known as the George Gun Carriage, carried King George VI’s coffin in 1952 and was used in the Queen Mother’s funeral in 2002. The coffin was draped in the Royal Standard and was topped by the Imperial State Crown and a wreath made up of white roses and dahlias as well as foliage from the Queen’s estates in Balmoral and Windsor.
Members of the public have begun to view the Queen’s coffin as she lies in state in London’s Westminster Hall. Queues have been building since Wednesday morning, with hundreds of thousands of people expected to pay their respects during the four days until her funeral on Monday.
Governor Rena Lalgie and Premier David Burt will be among those in attendance at the State Funeral on Monday at Westminster Abbey.