Seating at the Queen’s Farewell – The most powerful man in the world sat in the back

The seating arrangement at the Queen’s farewell |

The most powerful man in the world sat in the back

Eleven days after the death of the Queen, what was probably the greatest farewell of all time took place on Monday in London: the State funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. († 96).

With 2000 of the total of 2200 Guests Westminster Abbey was filled to capacity. Among them the leaders of the great nations, the heads of the royal houses, the representatives of the Commonwealth, dignitaries from all over the world. US President Joe Biden (79) sat in the 20th row.

Bizarre: The British government had asked even the highest-ranking mourners not to come to the church in their own car, but to take a bus.

Otherwise traffic would have completely collapsed.

King Charles and his sister Anne walk behind the Queen's coffin to Westminster Abbey, behind them the brothers Prince William (left) and Prince Harry

King Charles and his sister Anne walk behind the Queen’s coffin to Westminster Abbey, behind them the brothers Prince William (left) and Prince Harry

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Because: Hundreds of thousands were on the streets around Buckingham Palace and on the boulevard “The Mall” to follow the procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch.

The royals walked behind the coffin.

Rite so that the power of the monarch remains on earth: King Charles III.  stood behind the Head of the Royal Household (Lord Chamberlain), Andrew Parker, when he broke the

Rite so that the power of the monarch remains on earth: King Charles III. stood behind the Head of the Royal Household (Lord Chamberlain), Andrew Parker, when he broke the “Bar of Office”.

Photo: picture alliance / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Queen Camilla (75), Princess Kate, Duchess Meghan (41) followed in the car. The prince brothers William and Harry (38) walked side by side with petrified expressions.

At 2.30 p.m. (German time) the Queen’s body was taken out of Wellington Arch to Windsor Castle. Around 800 guests said goodbye to the Queen once again in St. George’s Church.

Forever this time.

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