Queen Elizabeth II’s aide, friend Angela Kelly attends Her Majesty’s funeral
Queen Elizabeth’s long-time personal assistant
and dresser Angela Kelly was spotted arriving at Her Majesty’s state funeral on Monday.
Kelly had worked for the queen since 1994.
The senior dresser wrote about taking care of Queen Elizabeth II during the coronavirus pandemic in her best-selling book.
“From March 2020 onwards I washed The Queen’s hair every week, set and styled it, and even trimmed it when needed,” Kelly wrote in the book, according to an excerpt published by Hello! Magazine. “My team named it Kelly’s Salon.”
“During the first two weeks, I was shaking,” she said. “I had only done her hair once or twice before while on board the Royal Yacht Britannia. The Queen was so kind as she advised me on the very specific way to put the rollers in.”
Princess Charlene, Prince Albert attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral
Prince Albert joined Princess Charlene of Monaco for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday. The two were photographed arriving at Westminster Abbey in London ahead of the ceremony.
Why is Westminster Abbey famous? Church where the queen’s funeral was is a top venue for royals
Westminster Abbey in London, England is a site for many royal events that date back nearly 1,000 years. All reigning monarchs since 1066 have had their coronations at Westminster Abbey.
Even though it is the venue for many royal events, it is still used as a place of worship.
Westminster Abbey is also a popular tourist attraction and brings in over one million visitors each year.
Click to read more about Westminster Abbey.
Fox News Digital’s Ashleyn Messier contributed to this report.
Queen Elizabeth’s funeral: Sandra Oh and Bear Grylls among TV stars at service
Some familiar faces from television were spotted during Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral.
Sandra Oh, known for her roles in “Killing Eve” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” was among the very few stars who were invited to the service, which took place at London’s Westminster Abbey. The actress was appointed an Order of Canada as an officer just a few months ago.
Bear Grylls, a British adventurer and TV personality, also attended the funeral and represented the Scouts. The 48-year-old was appointed chief scout in 2009 at age 34, which made him the youngest person to hold the post in the U.K. In 2019, he was awarded OBE (officer of the Order of the British Empire) by the queen, who was a patron of the Scout Association.
Click to read more about the TV stars spotted at the queen’s funeral.
Fox News Digital’s Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.
Prince Harry appeared ‘traumatized’ at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral while seated behind King Charles
At the late Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday, one member of the royal family in particular seemed to be overcome with emotion: Prince Harry.
“Harry just looked traumatized,” Shannon Felton Spence, a royal expert, told Fox News Digital.
The late monarch’s grandson sat next to wife Meghan Markle at the funeral. The couple was seated in the second row directly behind King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla.
Click to read more about the seating arrangements for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
Fox News Digital’s William Mendelson contributed to this report.
The royal family’s military service: Who has served their country?
As Britain and the world said a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth at a state funeral on Monday, several of her children and grandchildren sported their military uniforms.
Some only wore suits.
Buckingham Palace previously confirmed that only working members of the royal family would wear military uniforms during the events leading up to and including the late monarch’s funeral service. Prince Andrew and Prince Harry, who are no longer senior working royals, wore dark suits to join the procession.
Click to read more about who wore military uniforms to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
Fox News Digital’s Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.
King Charles III hits back at report Prince Harry was last to know about Queen Elizabeth’s death
King Charles III issued a statement afer a news report claimed Prince Harry was the last to know about Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
“The public was only informed after every family member had been informed,” a spokesperson for King Charles III told Fox News Digital.
His Majesty’s statement followed a news report that claimed U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss found out about Queen Elizabeth II’s death before the Duke of Sussex.
Click to read more about the royal family drama.
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin lowered into Royal Vault at St. George’s Chapel
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault at St. George’s Chapel on Monday.
The funeral for Her Majesty was held earlier Monday morning at Westminster Abbey in London.
As her coffin was lowered, to be in the vault with the late Prince Philip, the queen’s piper played a lament and the Archbishop of Canterbury gave a blessing. “God Save the King” will be sung to close out the committal service.
Queen Elizabeth II’s committal service begins
Queen Elizabeth II’s committal service began with song as the pallbearers carried her coffin into St. George’s Chapel.
The service will be started by the Dean of Windsor.
After the ceremony, the Imperial State Crown, Orb and Sceptre will be removed from the queen’s coffin before it is lowered into the vault.
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrives at St. George’s Chapel
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin has arrived at St. George’s Chapel.
Around 800 guests are in attendance for the queen’s committal service.
Her Majesty will be buried with her late husband Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 in 2021.
King Charles III and royal family joins Queen Elizabeth II’s procession at Windsor Castle
King Charles III
joined the procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin to St. George’s Chapel at the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle.
His Majesty was joined by Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Prince William and Prince Harry on foot.
Princess Charlotte, 7, appears emotional during Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession
Princess Charlotte, Queen Elizabeth II’s great-grandaughter, was seemingly photographed crying during Her Majesty’s funeral procession on Monday.
The young princess,
daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, held her hands over her face as she apparently became emotional.
Prince Andrew makes a pit stop to care for Queen Elizabeth’s beloved corgis
Prince Andrew was photographed with Queen Elizabeth II’s two corgis, Muick and Sandy, ahead of Her Majesty’s committal service on Monday.
The two dogs were walked around Windsor Castle.
The Duke of York and other royal family members will join the procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin at the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle ahead of her burial service at St. George’s Chapel.
Click to read more about who is taking care of
Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis in the wake of her death.
Kate Middleton’s parents spotted arriving at committal service for Queen Elizabeth II
Carole and Michael Middleton, parents of the Princess of Wales, were photographed arriving at Queen Elizabeth II’s committal service on Monday.
Kate Middleton arrived at Windsor Castle separately with other members of the royal family.
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrives at Windsor Castle
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin has arrived at Windsor Castle.
The royal family, including King Charles III, will meet the queen’s coffin at St. George’s Chapel for the burial.
Mourners lining the road threw flowers onto the casket as it passed.
Crowds of mourners lined the road as Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin headed to Windsor Castle
Large Crowds of people lined the roadways as Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin traveled from the Wellington Arch to Windsor Castle.
The queen will be buried at St. George’s Chapel with her late husband Prince Philip, who died at 99 in 2021.
Reagan Library spokesperson remembers special friendship between the queen and former president
A spokesperson for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, reflected on the former president’s unique friendship with the late Queen Elizabeth II.
“It was, of course, a relationship, but it was more than that,” Melissa Giller, chief marketing officer of the Reagan Library, told Fox News Digital. “It was actually a friendship. They both really enjoyed each other’s company. In his diary, the president called her things from ‘delightful’ to ‘warm,’ ‘caring,’ even called her an ‘excellent horsewoman.'”
Queen Elizabeth knew 15 British prime ministers and 14 U.S. presidents throughout her seven-decade reign, but it was said that of all the presidents she met and knew, Reagan was her favorite.
Click to read more about Queen Elizabeth’s friendship with Ronald Reagan.
Fox News Digital’s Jon Brown contributed to this report.
Queen Elizabeth’s funeral honors late royal’s ‘life-long sense of duty’ at Westminster Abbey
The world gave a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, at a state funeral on Monday.
After thousands of mourners filled in front of the 96-year-old’s flag-draped coffin to pay their respects, the doors of 900-year-old Westminster Hall were closed. The first state funeral since Winston Churchill featured 142 Royal Navy sailors who drew the gun carriage carrying the late royal’s coffin to Westminster Abbey.
King Charles III and his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, walked behind as bagpipers played. Pallbearers carried the coffin into Westminster Abbey, where around 2,000 people ranging from world leaders to healthcare workers gathered. Crowds massed along the streets of London also united to honor the late queen. Ahead of the service, a bell tolled 96 times – one minute for each year of her life.
Click to read more about Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral at Westminster Abbey.
Fox News Digital’s Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin departs for Windsor Castle
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin departed for Windsor Castle on Monday following a procession to Wellington Arch. Her Majesty’s hearse was met by cheers and applause by the crowds lining the roadway.
Queen Elizabeth’s committal will take place at St. George’s Chapel at approximately 11 a.m. ET.
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrives at Wellington Arch
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrived at Wellington Arch after being moved by gun carriage from Westminster Abbey.
King Charles III and other royal family members, including Prince Harry and Prince William, followed the coffin on foot.
Queen Consort Camilla, along with Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, followed in cars.
Photos: Queen Elizabeth II’s historic funeral takes place at Westminster Abbey
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral took place Monday at Westminster Abbey.
Her Majesty died on Sept. 8 at Balmoral Caslte in Scotland.
Click to see more photos from the historic funeral.
Kate Middleton, other royal women honor Queen Elizabeth II with jewelry
Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, wore a pearl and diamond choker that belonged to Queen Elizabeth II to Her Majesty’s funeral.
Princess Diana once wore the choker to a state dinner in the 80s before her death.
Meghan Markle honored Queen Elizabeth by wearing a pair of diamond and pearl earrings gifted to the Duchess of Sussex by Her Majesty. Princess Charlotte honored her great-grandmother by wearing a horseshoe brooch given to her by Queen Elizabeth.
Click to read more on how Kate Middleton has honored the late queen with jewelry.
King Charles III left handwritten note on top of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin
King Charles III also placed a handwritten note atop Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin.
The note reads: In loving and devoted memory. Charles R.”
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin travels by gun carriage to Wellington Arch
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin is now traveling to Wellington Arch by gun carriage.
King Charles, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, Prince Edward along with Prince Harry and Prince William are following behind on foot. Camilla, Queen Consort, and other senior royal family members will follow in cars.
After the coffin arrives at the Wellington Arch, it will be transferred to the hearse and driven to Windsor Castle.
2 minutes of silence concludes Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral
Two minutes of silence was observed nationwide at the end of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday.
The silence was followed by the national anthem and a lament played by the queen’s piper.
King Charles III chose flower arrangement for Queen Elizbeth II’s wreath atop coffin
King Charles III chose the flowers used in the wreath lying atop Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin for Her Majesty’s funeral.
The wreath contains rosemary, english oak and myrtle that was cut from a plant grown from myrtle in the queen’s wedding bouquet. The wreath also features flowers cut from the gardens of Royal Residences, according to Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral begins
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral has begun.
The service is being led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Westminster.
U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss is expected to speak.
Prince William’s children walk with family behind Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin
Prince William’s children with wife Kate Middleton joined the family as they followed Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin into Westminster Abbey on Monday.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte walked behind Prince William and ahead of the Princess fo Wales. The couple’s youngest son did not attend.
Meghan Markle also joined the procession with husband Prince Harry. Their two children, Archie and Lilibet, were not in attendance.
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin arrives at Westminster Abbey
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin has arrived at Westminster Abbey for Her Majesty’s state funeral.
Roughly 2,000 people are in attendance for the ceremony, which is set to begin at 6 a.m. ET.
The procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey begins
The procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin has begun.
The coffin is being carried on a gun carriage to Westminster Abbey where the funeral will take place.
King Charles III, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Prince William and Prince Harry will follow the procession on foot.
Queen Consort Camilla and the royal family members arrive at Westminster Abbey
Queen Consort Camilla along with other members of the royal family have arrived at Westminster Abbey.
Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, accompanied her along with two of her children with Prince William.
UK Prime Minister Liz Truss arrives for funeral
New U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was invited by Queen Elizabeth II to form a government just days before her death, arrives at Westminster Palace for the queen’s funeral.
Former UK prime minister Boris Johnson arrives
Former UK prime minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson arrive at Westminster Abbey just ahead of the queen’s procession and funeral.
President Biden arrives at Westminster Abbey
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrived at Westminster Abbey for the queen’s funeral just after 10 a.m. London time.
The funeral starts at 11 a.m.
His state car was briefly stuck in traffic before arriving.
Biden and the first lady arrived in London late Saturday and attended a state reception at Buckingham Palace Sunday evening. They also paid their respects to the queen Sunday during her lying in state at Westminster Hall.
The Israeli President arrives at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral
Israeli President Isaac Herzog arrives at the queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey.
British secretary of state for defense arrives at queen’s funeral
, the U.K. secretary of state for defense arrives at Westminster Abbey for the queen’s state funeral.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrives for the queen’s funeral
London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan and his wife Saadiya Khan arrive ahead of the queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey.
Biden stuck in traffic heading to funeral
state car, known as “The Beast” is stuck in traffic as he heads to the queen’s funeral, Fox News has learned.
Central London is packed as people gather for the queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey and to witness her procession to the church and the procession to Windsor Castle after the funeral.
Biden is one of hundreds of world leaders who have been invited to the service, which is expected hold some 2,000 people.
The president arrived in London late Saturday and attended a state reception at Buckingham Palace Sunday evening.
Click to read more on Biden’s time in London ahead of the funeral.
Royal family posts photo tribute to queen’s life ahead of funeral
Just hours before Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey, the royal family posted a photo tribute to her on social media.
The montage, set to reflective piano music, showed the queen’s life from when she was a baby, through her time as a young mother and her later years.
“Remembering Our Queen,” a caption on the post began. “Today people from across the UK, Commonwealth and around the world will pay tribute to the extraordinary life and reign of Her Majesty The Queen.”
The queen’s funeral will start at 11 a.m. London time. After the funeral, her coffin will proceed to Windsor Castle where she will be interred with her late husband Prince Philip at St. George’s Chapel.
Central London ‘extremely busy’ as mourners gather to see queen’s procession
London’s City Hall is advising public mourners to plan ahead if coming out to view the queen’s procession before and after her state funeral because the central part of the city is “extremely busy.”
“The areas in an around Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Whitehall, St James’s Park and Green Park are extremely busy,” city hall tweeted. “If you are in the vicinity or arriving to watch Her Majesty the Queen’s State Funeral and procession, please be patient and follow the advice of stewards and police.”
Westminster Abbey opens its doors for guests ahead of queen’s funeral
Westminster Abbey has opened its doors three hours ahead of the start of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.
The estimated 2,000 guests include world leaders such as President Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron and foreign royals like Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia and Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.
The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. London time following the procession of the queen’s coffin from nearby Westminster Hall.
Click to read more on what to expect during the state funeral.
Queens’s funeral is her ‘final act as head of state’: What to expect from the ‘formal ceremony’
Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey in London this morning.
Queen Elizabeth died on Sept. 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland with members of the royal family by her side. Her Majesty’s death was announced hours after Buckingham Palace revealed she had been put under medical supervision.
The queen began lying in state at Westminster Hall on Wednesday after lying in state in Scotland first. Mourners were able to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II through the early morning hours of Sept. 19.
This morning, the queen’s coffin will be transferred to Westminster Abbey in a formal procession. King Charles III, along with other members of the royal family, will follow on foot. The funeral ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey and will be attended by approximately 2,000 guests, including heads of state and other foreign dignitaries.
The funeral will be followed by a committal service in St. George’s Chapel with an attendance of 800 guests.
Click to read more on what to expect from Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral.
Last member of the public to view queen lying in state queued for hours – twice
Chrissy Heerey was among hundreds of thousands of people who waited for more than a dozen hours on average to pay their respects to the queen while she was lying in state at Westminster Hall in London.
Heerey was not only the last member of the public to view her lying in state before it closed at 6:30 a.m. London time, she also made the journey once before overnight. ” [I] felt I needed to go through again,” she told Sky News.
She called the viewing an “honor,” saying the queen was an “amazing lady who will never be replaced.”
Heerey, who is from near High Wycombe, northwest of London, serves in the Royal Air Force.
“I swore my allegiance to her, she said. “I just feel very proud being in the air force and being one of her subjects.”
UK Dept. of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport marks end of lying in state: ‘Thank you to everyone’
The U.K.’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport early Monday thanked the members of the public who paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth II during her lying in state at Westminster Hall over the last week.
The department also advised people who plan to watch the procession to Westminster Hall before her funeral and to Windsor Hall after the funeral to plan ahead.
Queen’s lying in state at Westminster Hall ends ahead of funeral
Queen Elizabeth II’s lying in state at Westminster Hall ended at 6:30 a.m. London time.
Thousands of members of the public had waited in lines as long as a day to pay their respects to Her Majesty since Wednesday.
Heads of state, including President Biden, also paid their respects at her coffin.
Soccer star David Beckham was spotted last week waiting for a dozen hours with the public in the queue, which stretched for miles.
Following the end of her lying in state, the queen’s coffin will proceed to Westminster Abbey shortly before the 11 a.m. funeral.
Click to read more about Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral this morning.
President Biden among world leaders attending queen’s funeral this morning
President Biden, who landed in London Saturday night and attended a reception for world leaders at Buckingham Palace on Sunday, is among the many heads of state expected to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral Monday morning at Westminster Abbey.
Other world leaders attending the funeral include Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian President Sergio Mattarella, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Irish President Michael D. Higgins.
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan will attend despite British tensions with Beijing and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to miss it despite an invitation. Russia has not been invited to send a representative in light of the war in Ukraine.
Biden and first lady Jill Biden also paid their respects to the queen during her lying in state at Westminster Hall on Sunday.
Click to read more on the foreign heads of state
attending the funeral.
Royal family releases new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II from Platinum Jubilee ahead of funeral
A new portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II was released Sunday before Monday’s funeral at Westminster Hall in London.
“Ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s State Funeral, a new photograph has been released,” the royal family said in a statement released on Twitter.
“The photo was taken to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee – the first British Monarch to reach this milestone.”
“Tomorrow, millions will come together to commemorate her remarkable life.”
Prince William’s oldest children will walk behind Queen Elizabeth’s coffin at state funeral
and Kate Middleton’s oldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will be in attendance at Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral Monday at Westminster Abbey in London.
The nine-year-old prince and his seven-year-old sister are also expected to follow Her Majesty’s casket along in the “Procession of the Coffin,” in official proceedings of the memorial released by the Palace.
Noticeably absent from the roster is their youngest son, Prince Louis, who is four years old. Click to read more about the Queen’s funeral arrangements.
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