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Queen Elizabeth II’s Funeral UPDATES: Late monarch’s funeral service ends with national anthem [WATCH]

British Prime Minister Liz Truss gives the second reading from the scripture of the Gospel of John

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New Delhi: Queen Elizabeth II will be put to a final rest in a huge funeral attended by leaders and renowned personalities from around the world. The historical last ceremonial journey began on 3:30 pm onwards on Monday.

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The coffin of the UK’s longest-serving monarch has been kept in London’s Westminster Hall. The funeral rites begin at Westminster Abbey in the early morning today according to UK time.

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# Funeral has concluded and the late monarch’s coffin is now being removed from Westminster Abbey. It will travel through London to Wellington Arch, from where the Queen will be taken to Windsor for burial.

# The Queen’s Funeral Service is nearing its end. The British national anthem, “God Save the King” has been sung inside Westminster Abbey.

# British Prime Minister Liz Truss gives the second reading from the scripture of the Gospel of John.

# David Hoyle, Dean of Westminster, is leading the funeral. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will deliver sermons and praise. Prayers will be offered by the Archbishop of York, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Moderators of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and the Free Church Moderators.

# Queen’s coffin carried to Westminster Abbey for her state funeral

# Apart from King Charles III, his sister Princess Anne and his brothers, Princesses Andrew and Edward are present at the event. Queen’s coffin is also accompanied by Princes William, Harry and Peter Phillips, who is Princess Anne’s son and one of the Queen’s other grandchildren.

# The first bells for the late Queen began to ring outside Westminster Abbey.

# Indian President Draupadi Murmu arrived in London to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, wherein she met King Charles III at Buckingham Palace.

# US President Joe Biden, while paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth said, “The Queen always reminded me of my mother. Her attitude towards me reminded me of my mother. She used to tell me to do what I should do.”

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