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Watch live: Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession

Members of the Royal Family gathered at St George’s Chapel to watch the committal service. The somber event, which took place before the Queen’s burial, saw serving and non-serving Cabinet members join in prayers and reflections led by the Dean of Windsor.

The Prince and Princess of Wales, with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte by their side, sat opposite King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, sat between the seven-year-old princess and Isla Phillips, one of Peter Phillips’ daughters.

The incarceration service was supposed to start at 4 p.m., but ran a little late.

The Queen’s coffin arrived in Windsor after an emotional journey which began in central London at midday at the end of the state funeral.

The Queen’s coffin has been transported to Windsor (Image: NEWS FROM HEAVEN)

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Members of the Royal Family attending the Committal Service at Windsor Castle (Image: NEWS FROM HEAVEN)

The late sovereign was greeted by thousands of grieving royal fans, some waving their phones to record the historic moments while others threw flowers at the state hearse.

Adding to the extremely emotional scenes, the sides of the roads leading to St George’s Chapel were covered in flowers previously laid in tribute by royal watchers.

Many who watched the monarch’s final arrival at her beloved Berkshire home were left in tears at the sight of her corgis being paraded around the grounds of the castle, where they were living with Her Majesty, minutes before the arrival of the hearse.

Ahead of her arrival at the chapel, the Queen’s coffin was joined by the Royal Family who took part in the first stage of the London procession led by King Charles III – including Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Anne and her son Peter Phillips.

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The hearse entering Windsor Castle (Image: NEWS FROM HEAVEN)

A view of Windsor Castle

The grounds of the Windsor Estate were covered in floral tributes left by royal fans (Image: NEWS FROM HEAVEN)

The hearse covered in flowers

The hearse was covered in flowers thrown by royal fans (Image: NEWS FROM HEAVEN)

Royals awaiting the arrival of the hearse

Royals awaiting the arrival of the hearse (Image: GETTY)

The Queen's corgi were spotted walking inside the castle grounds

The Queen’s corgi were spotted walking inside the castle grounds (Image: GETTY)

King Charles III’s touching note to the Queen left on her coffin

King Charles III wrote a touching note to the Queen which was placed among the crown adorning the coffin of the late monarch. Flowers were taken from three of the monarch’s former residences and included a sweet nod to her late husband, Prince Philip.

Click HERE to read Charles’ sweet note to his beloved mother.

After driving to Windsor, they reached the hearse in its procession at the north side quadrangle as it passes through Engine Court.

The procession stopped at the bottom of the west steps of St George’s Chapel in the Horseshoe Cloister, where the group of pallbearers lifted the coffin from the state hearse.

The queen’s coffin was then carried in procession up the west steps.

The Queen’s long last journey began outside Westminster Abbey, from where she initially departed for Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner, following the route from Broad Sanctuary Parliament Square.

King Charles III led the procession, followed by the Queen’s other children as well as Prince Harry and Prince William.

The Queen’s coffin, carried on the state gun carriage, then passed through Parliament Street, Whitehall and Horse Guards.

The Queen's coffin in the State Hearse

The Queen’s coffin was transferred from the car to the State hearse (Image: NEWS FROM HEAVEN)

The procession passing through central London

The state hearse was followed by King Charles’ carriage (Image: NEWS FROM HEAVEN)

The Queen's coffin in the State Hearse

The queen’s coffin was covered with the royal standard (Image: GETTY)

As the procession passed the Cenotaph, British Armed Forces personnel participating in the procession as well as members of the Royal Family paid their respects to the dead with a salute.

After arriving at Wellington’s Arch, the motorcade stopped to allow the pallbearer group to transfer the coffin from the state gun carriage to the state hearse.

The royals closest to the Queen, led by King Charles III, then drove off in the direction of Berkshire.

Later that evening, the monarch will be laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, part of St George’s Chapel.

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People gathered in Windsor

Thousands gathered in Windsor to pay their respects to the Queen (Image: NEWS FROM HEAVEN)

Prince William saluting the Cenotaph

Prince William and other members of the Royal Family walking through the Cenotaph (Picture: BBC)

Members of the armed forces taking part in the procession

Members of the armed forces took part in the procession (Picture: PA)

This latest trip will see the Queen reunited with her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip.

Following his death in April last year, the Duke of Edinburgh was temporarily interred in the Royal Vault below the Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

However, he is now set to be moved to his final resting place alongside the Queen and other British sovereigns, including King George VI.

This latest trip comes as world leaders, foreign royals and members of the public gathered at Westminster Abbey to pay their last respects to the late monarch.

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Thousands of people gathered to watch the state hearse pass

The Queen will be buried on the grounds of Windsor Castle (Image: NEWS FROM HEAVEN)

The State Hearse traveling to Windsor

The State Hearse en route to Windsor (Image: NEWS FROM HEAVEN)

The State Hearse heading to Windsor

Thousands of people came out to pay their respects to the Queen (Image: NEWS FROM HEAVEN)

Members of the army carrying the Queen's coffin

The queen’s coffin was covered with the royal standard (Image: GETTY)

Among the most prominent figures present were US President Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Liz Truss.

During the service, the royals sat in the front two rows, with Charles and Camilla leading the mourners.

Right behind them sat Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales saw each other a few yards away, in pecking order, and were accompanied by their eldest children Princess Charlotte and Prince George.

Mapping of royal burial sites

Mapping of royal burial sites (Picture: EXPRESS)

The State Hearse carrying the Queen's coffin

The State Hearse will bring the Queen to Berkshire (Image: NEWS FROM HEAVEN)

The children were the youngest attendees at the funeral service and the Queen’s only great-grandchildren present.

Ahead of the funeral, the Queen’s firstborn child placed a comforting note on her coffin, reading: “In loving and devoted memory. Charles R”

Among the most moving moments of the hour-long event, the Archbishop of Canterbury hailed the monarch’s dedication to duty, saying: “Service in life, hope in death. All who follow the example of the Queen and inspire confidence and faith in God, can with her say: ‘We will meet again’.”

The Queen died “peacefully” on September 8 at Balmoral Castle.

Police officers clear the way for the Queen's State Hearse

The State Hearse will travel to Windsor (Image: NEWS FROM HEAVEN)

The Queen's funeral procession passing through The Mall

The Queen’s funeral procession passing through The Mall (Image: NEWS FROM HEAVEN)

She spent her last hours with her daughter Princess Anne, who a few days later accompanied the late sovereign on his final trip from Scotland to London.

Ahead of today’s funeral, the Queen remained in Westminster Hall for four days, allowing thousands of members of the public to view her and pay their last respects.

On Friday, the late monarch’s children held an emotional 15-minute vigil around the coffin.

The following day, his eight grandchildren paid a similar tribute, standing by the catafalque as the public passed by.

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