Queen Elizabeth's funeral ends with lone piper and her coffin procession moves on to Wellington Arch

A card atop the Queen's coffin bears a poignant message from King Charles III

Elizabeth II (1926–2022) became queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on 6 February 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI (1895–1952)

Known for her efforts to modernise the institution of monarchy – and for her love of corgis – she celebrated her Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and was the second-longest reigning monarch in history when she died on 8 September 2022.

on September 19, after which Big Ben tolled as a procession bore her casket to Wellington Arch.

During the farewell ceremony to Queen Elizabeth II, the new monarch of the United Kingdom, King Charles III, left a touching note on his mother's casket.