Elizabeth II: this unusual gesture over the coffin marks the change in her funeral

Symbolic! A mass was held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor for the Queen’s funeral on September 19. The Lord Chamberlain broke the casket of Queen Elizabeth II.

  • The royal family and the rest of the world paid their last respects to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, September 19 at St George’s Chapel.
  • During the mass, the Lord-Chamberlain broke the Queen’s cane over her coffin
  • It is a symbolic gesture that marks the end of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign

Queen Elizabeth II is dead on September 8, 2022 at Balmoral. One who recently celebrated his 70-year reign on the throne of England has died at the age of 96. Many events took place during the 10 days of tributes and reflections. We think especially of the temporary reunion of princes William and Harry during the Queen’s coffin procession. Or even the first speech of King Charles III giving Prince William and Kate Middleton, the title of Prince and Princess of Wales. There is also news that the children of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get the title of “prince and princess”but cannot benefit from the title The HRH.

This Monday, September 19, the royal family as well as the whole world paid their last respects to Queen Elizabeth II who will accompany her husband, Prince Philip, who died in April 2021. 2000 guests attended, counting Heads of State, high dignitaries as well as crowned heads. Among the guests were President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron. The latter is very focused a hat and a veilto honor the British tradition during the funeral. An accessory she has never worn.

The Lord Chamberlain broke the staff over his coffin

During the mass held at St George’s Chapel, in Windsor, on Monday, September 19, the Lord-Chamberlain had broke the queen’s cane over her coffin. This is a significant moment in the Mass, reports migratory. In fact, it is a symbolic marking of the movement the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. This move was made by Andrew Parker, a former member of the British secret service. Another memorable moment at this mass: Prince George, 9, who was seen singing sacred texts with his parents. Touching moment.

142 sailors pulled the coffin of the Queen

During the short procession in Westminster Abbey, the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II hauled by 142 sailors. A tradition that began with Queen Victoria. If some sailors from Royal Navy pull the hitch with ropes, others follow behind as a brake. It was in 1901 that this tradition began during the funeral of Queen Victoria. The 2 horses in charge of the pull the gun carriage panicked and kicked, reports RTL. Thus Prince Louis of Battenberg, captain of Royal Navyproposed to King Edward VII to replace the horses with soldiers. King Edward VII died 9 years ago and the same process was adopted thus marking the start of this tradition.

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This is an important moment in the mass, reports Gala.

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In fact, it is a symbolic gesture that marks the end of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.

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This move was made by Andrew Parker, a former member of the British secret service.

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Another memorable moment at this mass: Prince George, 9, who was seen singing sacred texts with his parents. Touching moment.

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During the short procession to Westminster Abbey, the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II was pulled by 142 sailors.

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A tradition that began with Queen Victoria. While some Royal Navy sailors pulled the hitch with ropes, others followed the stern as a brake.

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It was in 1901 that this tradition began during the funeral of Queen Victoria. The 2 horses responsible for pulling the gun carriage panicked and kicked, RTL reported.

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This is how Prince Louis of Battenberg, captain of the Royal Navy, proposed to King Edward VII to replace horses with soldiers.

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