The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said that today’s state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II will be “focused on the family first, because this is a family saying goodbye, at a funeral, to someone they loved”.
Archbishop Welby will deliver the sermon at the funeral taking place at Westminster Abbey at 11am today.
He told Sky’s Anna Botting that he felt “very privileged” to be there.
“Not pleased to be there, because we would all prefer that this has not happened – we’re all going to miss and grieve for the Queen,” he added.
Around 2,000 guests will attend the ceremony at the abbey, including 500 presidents, prime ministers and members of foreign royal families.
The Archbishop said he hoped the funeral would be a moment…