Photos: The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Britain and the world said a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II at a state funeral on Monday that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers – and crowds that poured into the streets of London to honor a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age.

An eventful day in London and Windsor started early when the doors of 900-year-old Westminster Hall were closed to mourners after hundreds of thousands of people filed in front of his flag-draped coffin . Many had lined up for hours, including on cold nights, to witness the state hearing in a wave of collective grief and awe.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives for her state funeral on Monday at Westminster Abbey in London.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives for her state funeral on Monday at Westminster Abbey in London.

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The guards carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.

Members of the Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards carry the coffin of Elizabeth II.

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Flags line the path as a procession marches through London.

Police and military personnel escort the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II after her funeral at Westminster Abbey in London.

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People observe two minutes of silence.

People observe two minutes of silence on the day of the state funeral service for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

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Troops and guards are assembled outside Westminster Abbey.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II leaves Westminster Abbey after the funeral.

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The royal family follows behind the coffin.

King Charles III, the Queen Consort, Camilla and Princess Anne are among those following the coffin out of Westminster Abbey. A note of Charles is found in the flower arrangement on top.

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Service members surround the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is brought to Westminster Abbey for her funeral.

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A girl holds a balloon with the Queen's picture and a Union Jack flag.

A girl holds a special balloon for the occasion as crowds in Hyde Park watch the funeral on giant screens.

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A crowd of children students in a room to watch television.

Pupils watch the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Gordonstoun School, Moray, where King Charles III once boarded.

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    Prince Charlotte and Prince George get into the car with the Queen Consort, Camilla.

Britain’s Prince Charlotte heads to the funeral next to her brother Prince George, in a car with Camilla, the Queen consort.

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A woman in a crowded park holds a cup of tea and wipes her eyes.

A mourner reacts as they watch the Queen’s funeral on big screens in Hyde Park.

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General view of the Queen's coffin escorted by troops.

Members of the armed forces march during Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession in London.

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A motorcade rolls down the Mall in London.

The procession of King Charles III is led along the Mall before the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Members of the Royal Navy stand below the row of photographers.

Members of the Royal Navy stand outside Westminster Abbey on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

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