Chiswick's Final Farewell to Her Majesty

Residents pack the side of the A4 as the funeral cortege passes

The state hearse as it passed through ChiswickThe state hearse as it passed through Chiswick. Picture: Christian Harper

A huge number of people from the Chiswick area took the opportunity to bid a final farewell to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth as her funeral cortege passed along the A4.

Crowds were three or four people deep on the southern edge of the road with more people looking on from the other side, Chiswick having been split in half by the day by the closure of roads and underpasses on Monday 19 September.

Some had foregone the opportunity to watch the funeral itself to secure a good vantage point. This did require a lengthy wait, but a good humoured but respectful attitude prevailed throughout.

Soldiers on duty meet a young fan of the Queen. Picture: Edith Markham

The occasional outrider raised the expectations of some but most waiting were tuned into the coverage of the day’s’ solemn events on their phones and were will primed when the procession finally arrived.


The funeral cortege finally arrives in ChiswickThe funeral cortege finally arrives in Chiswick. Picture: Christian Harper

Flowers were thrown and some applause and cheers were heard as The Queen passed through the area for the final time on her way to burial in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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September 21, 2022