the 9th of April 2002 dawned bright and relatively warm, but
despite the weather, the mood was sombre, because today Queen
Elizabeth was to be buried. The
procession from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey went well
without any trouble, and with a great deal of sadness, certainly
from all those participating or watching the event.
lot of shops and businesses in town paid their respects by
shutting for the day or at least for a couple of hours to allow
staff to watch the funeral. Some shops opened again at 2pm after
the procession had reached the chapel at Windsor, where the Queen
Mother will finally be laid to rest, in a private service just for
the Royal Family.
Queen Mother, 1900 to 2002, wife to King George the VI and
Grandmother to the nation will be sorely missed, and all our
condolences go out to the Royal Family in this time of mourning.