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Mourners from across the globe watch on as Her Majesty’s funeral takes place


Greater than 4 billion individuals had been anticipated to tune in to look at the Queen’s funeral at present, with mourners throughout the globe watching on smartphones, on massive screens, at pubs and in church buildings. 

Folks from across the Commonwealth and the world lit candles, waved flags and lay flowers as they watched the longest reigning British monarch being laid to relaxation. 

Lots of those that spoke on the late Queen Elizabeth II‘s funeral service at Westminster Abbey this morning acknowledged that this may be a momentous day not only for Britons.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, instructed mourners: ‘The grief of today, felt not solely by the late Queen’s household however all around the nation, Commonwealth and world, arises from her plentiful life and loving service, now gone from us.

‘She was joyful, current to so many, touching a large number of lives.’ 

In a number of the 14 different nations the place the Queen was the top of state, memorial companies and parades had been held to commemorate her 70 years of service.

In Kolkata, India, girls threw flower petals on to an image of the late Queen Elizabeth II in entrance of the Victoria Memorial Corridor

Buddhist monks held a prayer session to mark the funeral of Britain's longest serving monarch in Kathmandu, Nepal

Buddhist monks held a prayer session to mark the funeral of Britain’s longest serving monarch in Kathmandu, Nepal

Members of the armed forces in Antigua and Barbuda took part in a parade for the late Queen, who remained head of state to the tiny nation after its independence in 1981, in the capital St John's

Members of the armed forces in Antigua and Barbuda took half in a parade for the late Queen, who remained head of state to the tiny nation after its independence in 1981, within the capital St John’s

The funeral was broadcast on big screens and in pubs and churches around the world. Pictured: a screening at St Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney

The funeral was broadcast on massive screens and in pubs and church buildings around the globe. Pictured: a screening at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney

Locals and British expatriates gathered to watch the service on a big screen at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa

Locals and British expatriates gathered to look at the service on a giant display on the V&A Waterfront in Cape City, South Africa

Members of the armed forces in Antigua and Barbuda took half in a parade for the late Queen, who remained head of state to the tiny nation after its independence in 1981, within the capital St John’s.

Beforehand, dignitaries, politicians and the army had attended a memorial service within the Cathedral of St John the Divine.

In Ottawa, Canada dignitaries gathered at Christ Church Cathedral for a solemn send-off to Queen Elizabeth, with former prime minister Brian Mulroney talking of her ‘very deep love for Canada – its range, its geography and its historical past’.

Within the Commonwealth nation of Malta, the place the then Princess Elizabeth lived briefly together with her husband earlier than she turned Queen, a 21-gun salute was fired within the capital Valletta. 

Folks additionally gathered to look at the service at The Phoenicia resort, the place Elizabeth and Philip often attended dances between 1949 and 1951.

In the Commonwealth country of Malta, where the then Princess Elizabeth lived briefly with her husband before she became Queen, a 21-gun salute was fired in the capital Valletta

Within the Commonwealth nation of Malta, the place the then Princess Elizabeth lived briefly together with her husband earlier than she turned Queen, a 21-gun salute was fired within the capital Valletta

Members of the Antigua and Barbuda armed forces participated in a parade for Queen Elizabeth II in Saint John's

Members of the Antigua and Barbuda armed forces participated in a parade for Queen Elizabeth II in Saint John’s

In Ottawa, Canada dignitaries gathered at Christ Church Cathedral for a solemn send-off to Queen Elizabeth, with former prime minister Brian Mulroney speaking of her 'very deep love for Canada - its diversity, its geography and its history'

In Ottawa, Canada dignitaries gathered at Christ Church Cathedral for a solemn send-off to Queen Elizabeth, with former prime minister Brian Mulroney talking of her ‘very deep love for Canada – its range, its geography and its historical past’

People gathered to watch the service at The Phoenicia hotel, where Elizabeth and Philip regularly attended dances between 1949 and 1951

Folks gathered to look at the service at The Phoenicia resort, the place Elizabeth and Philip often attended dances between 1949 and 1951

Mourners left floral tributes and held a candle-lit vigil as they watched the service outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong

Mourners left floral tributes and held a candle-lit vigil as they watched the service outdoors the British Consulate in Hong Kong

Whereas some gathered to look at the service in church buildings and pubs, others managed to catch a glimpse of the frilly ceremony on their telephones.

Huge screens had been additionally erected in Cape City, Hong Kong and elsewhere to permit locals and British expatriates to return collectively and pay their respects.

Mourners held a candle-lit vigil as they watched the service outdoors the British Consulate in Hong Kong, Buddhist monks hosted a prayer session at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal and ladies threw flowers on an image of the late Queen in entrance of Victoria Memorial Corridor in Kolkata, India.

In lots of Commonwealth nations nationwide landmarks had been lit as much as pay tribute, with the sails of the Sydney Opera Home as soon as once more being illuminated by a portrait of Queen Elizabeth.

While some watched the service on big screens, others tuned in on their mobile phones, such as this mourner in Nairobi, Kenya

Whereas some watched the service on massive screens, others tuned in on their cellphones, similar to this mourner in Nairobi, Kenya

In the Commonwealth country of Malta, a portrait of Queen Elizabeth with British and Maltese flags adorned a balcony in Sliema

Within the Commonwealth nation of Malta, a portrait of Queen Elizabeth with British and Maltese flags adorned a balcony in Sliema

A woman held a Union Flag and a candle as she attended a live broadcast of the state funeral outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong

A lady held a Union Flag and a candle as she attended a dwell broadcast of the state funeral outdoors the British Consulate in Hong Kong

And in some locations public landmarks had been renamed to honour historic day. 

Paris’s George V Metro station below the Champs-Élysées, which was named after the late Queen’s grandfather, was renamed Elizabeth II for the day of the funeral. 

The world’s media additionally demonstrated the exceptional affect Queen Elizabeth managed to have on individuals throughout the globe.

‘Few leaders obtain such an outpouring of affection’, Norway’s public broadcaster NRK stated on its entrance web page whereas Germany’s Tagesspiegel lamented that ‘we are going to by no means see something prefer it once more.’

Some 500 leaders from around the globe crammed into Westminster Abbey for a service which was likened to a ‘world who’s who’ whereas two million packed the streets and an estimated 4billion tuned in from residence for what was dubbed the ‘most-followed occasion in historical past’.

Paris's George V Metro station under the Champs-Élysées, which was named after the late Queen's grandfather, was renamed Elizabeth II for the day of the funeral

Paris’s George V Metro station below the Champs-Élysées, which was named after the late Queen’s grandfather, was renamed Elizabeth II for the day of the funeral

In Antigua and Barbuda dignitaries, politicians and the military had attended a memorial service in the Cathedral of St John the Divine

In Antigua and Barbuda dignitaries, politicians and the army had attended a memorial service within the Cathedral of St John the Divine

Families like this one in Nairobi, Kenya gathered to watch the historic funeral together

Households like this one in Nairobi, Kenya gathered to look at the historic funeral collectively

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