official mourning period forthe United Kingdom’s longest-reigning monarch, peaked Monday morning with her In Old Westminster Abbey, London. The guest list for the service includes about , including President Biden and about 100 other heads of state. The massive influx of VIPs was an unprecedented move which has been decades in planning, is at stake.
Queen ElizabethShe is 96 years old at Balmoral Castle, her beloved country estate in Scotland. Her eldest son now she has The nation and the world in honoring its legacy and ushering in a new era will likely present increasing challenges to both the Kingdom .
Monday’s full service will be broadcast live, with CBS News coverage from 5:30 a.m. ET, anchored by Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King.
The very Reverend Dr. David Howell, 39 Dean of Westminster Abbey, who was presiding over the funeral,“You can be pretty sure that some of the things the Queen was hoping we’d say would be part of the service.”
The funeral was preceded by days of carefully designed public events, including aFrom Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday. Countless fans She waits all day and night for a chance to get past the queen’s coffin during her four days .
After Monday prayers, the Queen’s coffin will be carried in a procession on foot to Hyde Park, then by listening to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, her final resting place, where her late husband, Prince Philip, and her sister, Princess Margaret, are also buried.
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