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How the world mourned the Queen as millions watched the funeral

World leaders came to London to attend the funeral of the late Queen, while thousands of mourners lined the streets to pay homage to London.

While many camped overnight to secure their seat in Westminster to witness King Charles III and the royal family walking behind the coffin, people all over the world were glued to television screens, delighted with the majestic scenes that unfold.

Viewers watch the service on a big screen on the V&A waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa


In Paris, sympathizers flocked to Bombardier, an English pub in the city’s fifth arrondissement that opened early on the occasion.

31-year-old Nathan Shreeve-Moon was in Paris at the time of the Queen’s death, as he worked with the famous choreographer Benjamin Millepied on the performance of Romeo Et Juliette.

Mr. Shreeve-Moon, who is from the Yorkshire Dales but has lived in New York for 10 years, said he wanted to see the funeral in order to feel “connected” with his home country.

I can’t say that I had a huge emotional relationship with the Queen, ”he said. “But since I moved to the US, with the state of American politics in the last 10 years and a constant state of change and change, I really see the benefit of someone who has always been there – someone who has been apolitical.”

Mr. Shreeve-Moon added, “The root of the tree never moved and its disappearance is very strange.”

Supporters gathered in an English pub in Paris to watch the funeral

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Betsy Herst, 63, was among those who watched the Queen’s funeral from the Bombardier pub in Paris.

Ms Herst said she would like to take this opportunity to pay my respects. “I was in awe of the Queen, she sacrificed her entire life from an early age,” she said. “She was steadfast in maintaining the tradition of roles and tasks that were set before her.”

viewers sat in silence watching a funeral in a British bar in Mallorca, while in the United Arab Emirates, the British followed the ceremony aboard the former ocean liner Queen Elizabeth II, which is now permanently moored in Dubai Harbor.

Lucy Davis, a resident of the United Arab Emirates from London, traveled from Abu Dhabi to QE2 with her six-year-old daughter to watch the funeral.

“It was quite a long way, but considering everything that had happened in the last few days, I felt very far from home,” she said UAE National News.

She added that the ship was part of the legacy of the late Queen, so it seemed to “fit” with the fact that they should be watching the funeral there tonight.

In Japan, flower tributes were paid in front of the British Embassy in Tokyo, while mourners gathered at an English pub in Washington, USA, to watch the funeral.

People are watching a funeral live at The Queen Vic pub in Washington


The screen shows a live funeral in Melbourne, Australia

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Members of the audience watch a live broadcast of the funeral during a memorial service at St. Andrew in Sydney, Australia


Journalistic report from the British Embassy on September 19, 2022 in Tokyo, Japan

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The news of the Queen’s death on September 8 was met with worldwide sadness as world leaders sent condolences to the royal family.

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to Britain for the “irretrievable loss” of Queen Elizabeth, while Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called her “one of my favorite people in the world and I will miss her.”

Dubai’s sovereign, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makhtoum, tweeted “condolences of the Emirati people on the death of Queen Elizabeth II” after meeting with Charles III at Buckingham Palace on Sunday.

Olena Zelenska, Ukraine’s first lady, said that “on behalf of all Ukrainians”, the queen’s funeral would be “a great honor”. Mrs. Zelenska, who met the Princess of Wales at Buckingham Palace yesterday, said that the Queen’s attention to Ukraine “was an important sign of support.”

“She wished us better times and shared our desire for freedom. We will always remember it with deep gratitude, ”she wrote on Twitter.

French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and his wife Brigitte Macron arrive at Westminster Abbey

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Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Japanese Empress Masak attend the funeral

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US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive at Westminster Abbey

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Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan (L) and his wife Linda Ramkalawan pay tribute to the queen’s coffin

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