The bearer party carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the royal standard, into Westminster Abbey in London on Sept. 19, 2022, ahead of the state funeral service.
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September 19, 2022 9:00 AM EDT

From the pews of Westminster Abbey, from crowds along the streets of London, from screens across the globe—millions of people watched the funeral proceedings for Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.

It was the first time in history that cameras were allowed to record inside the funeral of a British monarch, capturing the impressive formalities and gravity of the day. Kings Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla, and Prince William and other members of the royal family stood alongside dozens of world leaders and representatives from across the more than 50 commonwealth countries to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign.

Here are photographs capturing some of the grandeur of the day’s proceedings, including imagines of King Charles III and other royals, military traditions, political leaders, and the crowds of people gathered to witness it all.

You can watch the funeral being live streamed on time.com.

Members of the public wait ahead of the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Sept. 19, 2022 in London. (Peter Summers—Getty Images)
Members of the public wait ahead of the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Sept. 19, 2022 in London.
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Mourners gathered in Windsor, England, ahead of Queen Elizabeth II's arrival in the city, where she will be interred on Sept 19, 2022. (Chip Somodevilla—Getty Images)
Mourners gathered in Windsor, England, ahead of Queen Elizabeth II's arrival in the city, where she will be interred on Sept 19, 2022.
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Soldiers on horseback ride past Buckingham Palace. (Christophe Ena—Pool/Reuters)
Soldiers on horseback ride past Buckingham Palace.
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King Charles III follows a gun carriage carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II. (Emilio Morenatti—Pool/AFP/Getty Images)
King Charles III follows a gun carriage carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.
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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is loaded onto a gun carriage, which was pulled by royal navy sailors on its journey from from Westminster Hall for the funeral service in Westminster Abbey. (Nariman El-Mofty—Pool/AFP/Getty Images)
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is loaded onto a gun carriage, which was pulled by royal navy sailors on its journey from from Westminster Hall for the funeral service in Westminster Abbey.
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Prince George of Wales follow by car the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it travels from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch during the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, in London. (Loic Venance—Pool Photo/AP)
Prince George of Wales follow by car the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it travels from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch during the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, in London.
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From left: Prince William, his children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and Catherine, Princess of Wales, arrive for the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. (Phil Noble—Pool/AFP/Getty Images)
From left: Prince William, his children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and Catherine, Princess of Wales, arrive for the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
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U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive at Westminster Abbey in London on Sept. 19, 2022, for the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. (Phil Noble—Pool/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive at Westminster Abbey in London on Sept. 19, 2022, for the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the imperial state crown resting on top is carried by the bearer party into Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. (Frank Augstein—Pool/AFP/Getty Images)
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the imperial state crown resting on top is carried by the bearer party into Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Kate, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Camilla, the Queen Consort and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II following her funeral service in Westminster Abbey in central London Monday Sept. 19, 2022. (Martin Meissner—Pool/AP)
Kate, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Camilla, the Queen Consort and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II following her funeral service in Westminster Abbey in central London Monday Sept. 19, 2022.
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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried out of the Westminster Abbey. (Hannah McKay—Pool/Reuters)
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried out of the Westminster Abbey.
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U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss delivers a reading during The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Sept. 19, 2022 in London. (Gareth Cattermole—Getty Images)
U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss delivers a reading during The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Sept. 19, 2022 in London.
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Members of the royal family and guests sing as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the royal standard, lies by the altar during the state funeral service for Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London. (Ben Stansall—Pool/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the royal family and guests sing as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the royal standard, lies by the altar during the state funeral service for Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London.
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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II makes its way from Westminster Abbey following the funeral service. (John Sibley—Reuters)
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II makes its way from Westminster Abbey following the funeral service.
John Sibley—Reuters
From left: Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex; Camilla, Queen Consort; Prince George of Wales; Catherine, Princess of Wales; and Sophie, Countess of Wessex look on Queen Elizabeth II's coffin leaves Westminster Abbey. (Oli Scarff—Pool/AFP/Getty Images)
From left: Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex; Camilla, Queen Consort; Prince George of Wales; Catherine, Princess of Wales; and Sophie, Countess of Wessex look on Queen Elizabeth II's coffin leaves Westminster Abbey.
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Spectators seen on the Long Walk with Windsor Castle in the background. (Paul Childs—Reuters)
Spectators seen on the Long Walk with Windsor Castle in the background.
Paul Childs—Reuters
The coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth makes it way on the procession from Westminster Abbey following the funeral service. (John Sibley—Reuters)
The coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth makes it way on the procession from Westminster Abbey following the funeral service.
John Sibley—Reuters
Mourners wait following two minutes of silence during the state funeral and burial of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in London on Sept. 19, 2022. (Kevin Coombs—Reuters)
Mourners wait following two minutes of silence during the state funeral and burial of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in London on Sept. 19, 2022.
Kevin Coombs—Reuters
Members of the royal family watch as the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre are removed from the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard, during the Committal Service at St George's Chapel on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. (Victoria Jones—WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Members of the royal family watch as the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre are removed from the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard, during the Committal Service at St George's Chapel on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England.
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The procession carries the coffin on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. (Tom Nicholson—Reuters)
The procession carries the coffin on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
Tom Nicholson—Reuters
The Bearer Party transfer the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard, into the State Hearse at Wellington Arch, after the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. (Daniel Leal—AFP/Getty Images)
The Bearer Party transfer the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard, into the State Hearse at Wellington Arch, after the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
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A person throws a flower towards Britain's Queen Elizabeth's coffin as it is transported on the day of her state funeral and burial. (Carlos Barria—Reuters)
A person throws a flower towards Britain's Queen Elizabeth's coffin as it is transported on the day of her state funeral and burial.
Carlos Barria—Reuters
Guests arrive at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. (Henry Nicholls—Pool/Reuters)
Guests arrive at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
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People gather prior to the Queen Elizabeth II funeral in central London. (Andreea Alexandru—Pool/AP)
People gather prior to the Queen Elizabeth II funeral in central London.
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A Guardsman salutes as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is pulled on a gun carriage through the streets of London, from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch. (Kin Cheung—WPA Pool/Getty Images)
A Guardsman salutes as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is pulled on a gun carriage through the streets of London, from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch.
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People in Hyde Park, in London, watch the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on giant screens. (Lewis Joly—AP)
People in Hyde Park, in London, watch the State Funeral Service of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on giant screens.
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The cortege carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives outside Windsor Castle. (Felipe Dana—Pool/AP)
The cortege carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives outside Windsor Castle.
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Britain's King Charles III and Britain's William, Prince of Wales attend the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in London, Britain, September 19, 2022. (Hannah McKay—Pool/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's King Charles III and Britain's William, Prince of Wales attend the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in London, Britain, September 19, 2022.
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Pall bearers carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top into St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. (Jeff J Mitchell—Getty Images)
Pall bearers carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top into St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
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Flowers on the hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it arrives at Windsor Castle for the Committal Service in St George's Chapel. (Aaron Chown—Pool/AP)
Flowers on the hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it arrives at Windsor Castle for the Committal Service in St George's Chapel.
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