Australians and British expats have packed out churches, pubs and outdoor plazas across the country to pay an emotional tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Billions around the world tuned into live television coverage of Her Majesty’s funeral held in London Monday night Australian time.
Hundreds flocked to St Andrew’s Cathedral in the Sydney CBD, which was visited by the Queen on her first Australian tour in 1954.
The cathedral held solemn choral hymns for 90 minutes as mourners signed condolence books before taking their seats to watch the funeral service which projected on a large screen.
Thousands at home watched the church’s livestream of the service.
Hundreds of others gathered at pubs across the city to toast the Queen and watch the funeral held at Westminster Abbey, including Lord Dudley Hotel at Woollahra, one of Sydney’s oldest English pubs.
Sydney’s St. Andrew’s Cathedral was packed with mourners on Monday night who gathered to watch the Queen’s funeral