It was Britain’s saddest day and yet perhaps the most uplifting spectacle of modern times.
The Queen was borne in magnificent style by thousands of her troops, her family, her most loyal subjects and the love of well-wishers.
On a grey day, sunshine burst through the clouds as Her Majesty took her final poignant journey through London.
The sunlight glinted off the Imperial State Crown and Orb atop her coffin on the State Gun Carriage, which glided through the streets pulled by 142 Royal Navy ratings.
For the billions watching in person and around the world, it was quite simply breathtaking as the mighty procession snaked along Whitehall, across Horse Guards Parade and then past Buckingham Palace for last time
The capital was transformed into a majestic display of pageantry as some 3,000 servicemen and women marched with military precision.
For the billions watching in person and around the world, it was quite simply breathtaking as the mighty procession snaked along Whitehall,…