Britain Bids Farewell To Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth II's burial will be rooted in tradition and reflect her popularity over her seven-decade reign.
Thousands of spectators lined the 25-mile (40-kilometer) route from downtown London to Windsor.
hoping to see the queen's flag-draped coffin as it moves to St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
The burial plans for Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest-reigning queen, were nicknamed "Operation London Bridge"
The public sorrow and outpouring of emotion have surprised many. Even for those who don't like the royal family, her death symbolises a national transformation.
At 96, the Queen was a beacon of stability amid upheaval. Her 70-year reign was bookended by war and pandemic and marked by global uncertainty. She took authority when the British Empire was fading.
Her death has rekindled discussion of the country's colonial heritage. It comes amid political and economic upheaval in the UK and elsewhere.
Presidents, prime ministers, princes, an emperor and empress, and other public people will sit side-by-side at Westminster Abbey to pay their respects.
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