Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes final journey to Windsor Castle – BBC
Queen Elizabeth’s coffin is on its final journey to Windsor Castle, with huge and crowds lining the route.
After an elaborate and sombre procession though London in United Kingdom.
Over 3,000 military personnel, it passed many of the capital’s most famous landmarks with thousands of people are lining the streets of the capital to watch the funeral.
The Church of Scotland’s most senior figure, Moderator of the General Assembly Iain Greenshields offered thanks for the Queen’s long life and reign and her wisdom, diligence and service.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, gave his sermon.
According to him, ”the pattern for many leaders is to be exalted in life and forgotten after death. The pattern for all who serve God – famous or obscure, respected or ignored – is that death is the door to glory.”
He said her Majesty famously declared in a 21st birthday broadcast that her whole life would be dedicated to serving the nation and Commonwealth.
“I know his majesty shares the same faith in Jesus Christ as his mother.” Archbishop of Canterbury noted.
Prime Minister Liz Truss read the second reading from scripture, from the Gospel According to John 14 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”
He says to his disciples: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
A hymn that was sung at the wedding of the then-Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten in 1947 is now sung at the funeral: “The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want” based on Psalm 23.The psalm, and the hymn, are famous for the words: “Yea, though I walk through death’s dark vale, yet will I fear none ill; for thou art with me, and thy rod and staff me comfort still.”
It will be attended by foreign royals and world leaders and watched by hundreds of millions globally while the Queen’s coffin will then be taken in a procession through London and on to Windsor Castle for a final service
King Charles said he had been “deeply touched” by public support for him and his family.
The second procession will take the Queen’s coffin through London and on to Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral, King Charles said he had been “deeply touched” by public support for him and his family.
Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has described the late Queen Elizabeth II as a monarch for all season, who brought people together from all over the world.
The UK Foreign Secretary had welcomed Nigeria’s participation in the funeral programme for Queen Elizabeth ll, expressing gratitude for Nigeria’s solidarity with the UK during the mourning of the monarch.
King Charles III hosted the Vice President and other visiting world leaders at a reception at Buckingham Palace as part of activities for the State Funeral of the British monarch.
The Vice President also joined other world leaders to pay their last respect to the late British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
Writing by Adeniyi Bakare