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Queen Elizabeth II laid to rest

The world says goodbye to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch with a state funeral and procession through London.


The bearer party with the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it is taken from Westminster Abbey, London, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 at the end of service during the State Funeral of the late monarch.


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September 8th, 2022, Britain's long-standing monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away at the age of 96. She reigned for seventy years as the Queen, longer than any monarch in British history.

Today, September 19th, 2022, a state funeral took place at Westminster Abbey as the Royal Family, world leaders, and thousands of mourners gathered to pay their respects to the late monarch.

Our panel of guests discuss their thoughts and feelings on the day's events, the legacy she leaves behind, and the reaction from people all around the world mourning her passing.



Helen Mann

James Crawford-Smith

  • Royal Reporter, Newsweek

Dr. Aysha Pollnitz

  • Associate Professor of History, Rice University

Karen Peterson

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