On the 8th September 2022, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth passed away at her Scottish home, Balmoral Castle. The Queen had reigned over us for 70 years, and was herself, 96. At the age of 21, while still a Princess, she pledged her life to the service of her people and country. Something her late Majesty carried out until 2 days before she died.
Monday 19th September a State Funeral was held in London. The Queen had been lying-in-state at Westminster Hall from Thursday 15th September until 6.30am on the morning of the day of her funeral. Over 400,00 members of the public filed passed her coffin paying their respects, thanking her for her tireless commitment to the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.
The Queen's coffin was taken from Westminster Hall, in a procession not seen in over 60 years, to Westminster Abbey, where a service was held. 2,000 people attended including over 500 members of Heads of State. From the Abbey the procession then proceeded through London to the Wellington Arch, where her coffin was then transferred to the Royal hearse for the onward road journey to Windsor.
The route again was lined with many mourners all wishing to pay their respects. At the long walk leading up to Windsor Castle the crowds were 10 deep.
A service of Commitment was held in St George's Chapel where all her subjects had to say a final goodbye. The Sceptre, Orb and State Crown, which had accompanied her Majesty through her lying-in-state, were removed from the top of her coffin and placed on the High Alter, as she gracefully descended into the Royal Vault below the Chapel.
God Bless and rest in peace our Sovereign Queen Elizabeth 11
Chinnor again, came together to honour the late Queen, Church Services were held, and the War Horses paraded through the village on Sunday 18th September arriving at The Crown pub, where a 2-minute silence was held. Many residents followed on foot so as to share in Chinnor's marking of the passing of the Queen as well as welcoming our new King, King Charles 111
God Save the King