Britain has come to a standstill on Monday to bid its final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II.
Leaders from around the world are among the 2,000 guests at Westminster Abbey today for the late Queen’s state funeral.
The Queen was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, on the throne for 70 years, and was also the head of state of many other countries around the Commonwealth.
Members of Europe’s royal families will be in attendance, alongside world leaders including US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron.
Doors to the abbey opened at 8am, three hours before the start of the funeral.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will deliver the sermon while Prime Minister Liz Truss will read John 14: 1–9a, in which Jesus comforts his disciples before his death.
Prayers will be said by Dr…