14 days have passed since the Queen isabel II say goodbye to us forever. Since that painful September 8, the sovereign of all Britons and head of the Anglican Church has gone from Balmoral Castle to Buckingham, from Buckingham to Westminster and from there to Windsor, where she now rest with the great love of your lifeDuke Philip of Edinburgh.
Around the historic event, a state funeral that she herself left millimetrically designed and planned, countless people, entities and institutions have been involved. From 2,000 guests to the imposing Westminster Abbey up to 500 heads of state and authorities, passed through 20 kings. THE SPANISH breaks down the funeral of Elizabeth II, in figures.
– 2,000: Dignitaries and guests flocked to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral, including world leaders such as the President of the United States, Joe Bidentogether with his wife Jillor British workers who helped fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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– 800: Guests at the funeral mass which was held just after in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and which brought tears to some of his family members.
– 9 European royal houses:
1. Spain – Felipe VI and Letizia
2. Norway – Harald V and Sonia
3. Denmark – Margaret II
4. Sweden – Gustaf XVI and Sonia
5. Belgium – Felipe and Matilde
6. Holland – Guillermo and Máxima
7. Liechtenstein – Louis and Sofia
8. Luxembourg – Henri and Teresa of Luxembourg
9. Monaco – Albert II and Charlène
– 11 ruling houses from the rest of the world:
1. Jordan – Abdullah II and Rania
2. Brunei – Muda Hassanal Bolkian
3. Oman – Haitham bin Tareq al Said
4. Malaysia – Abdullah of Pahang
5. Lesotho – Letsie III
6. Tonga – Tupou VI and Nanasipauʻu Tukuʻaho
7. Bhutan – Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
8. Japan – Naruhito and Masako
9. Qatar – Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
10. New Zealand – Tuheitia Paki
11. Kuwait – Mishal Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah
– Seven: the members of the Royal Family who were present. King Charles III, the Queen Consort, the Princes of Wales, William and Kate Middleton, and two of his children, George and Charlotte. In addition to the Dukes of Sussex, Harry and Meghan Markle.
– Seven: the members of the Royal Family of the King who could not miss either. Prince Andrew, Anne and Edward, Princess Eugenie and Beatrice of York with their husbands, Jack Brooksbank and Edoardo Mapelli respectively, and the Countess of Wessex with her children, Lady Louise and James Windsor.
– 125: cinemas where the Queen’s funeral was broadcast live.
– 5,949: Members of the army were designated for the operation that was carried out from the announcement of the Queen’s death at 5:30 p.m. on September 8. That figure includes 4,416 members of the army, 847 of the navy and 686 of the air force.
– 1,650: are the military who were involved in the funeral procession with the Queen’s coffin from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch after her funeral and before heading to Windsor.
– 10,000: policemen were assigned to the safety of all in the 12 days of official mourning. Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Stuart Cundy stated that this is the biggest police operation in London history since the 2012 Olympics.
– 250,000: the people gave the last goodbye to the coffin of Isabel II in the burning chapel installed from last Wednesday, September 14, until this Monday 19 in the Westminster Hall of the British Parliamentas indicated by the British Minister of Culture, the conservative Michelle Donelan.
– 3,000: Diamonds, along with 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 269 pearls and 4 rubies shone brightly in the Imperial State Crown which was placed on the coffin of Elizabeth II as she received her State Honors from the Corps present at the Palace of Westminster.
– 4,000: Millions of viewers around the world closely followed everything related to the acts after the sovereign’s death, from the proclamation of Charles III as King of all Britons to his emotional burial in Windsor.
– Two: minutes of silence were observed on two different days as a sign of respect and mourning for the soul of the Queen. But why two and not one, as usual? According to Buckingham sources, that time was dictated so that it would be a double moment of national reflection in honor of Her Majesty.
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