Queen's pallbearers praised for 'flawless' handling of her coffin as the world watched on

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By Carina Murphy

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People have taken to Twitter to applaud Queen Elizabeth II's pallbearers for their expert handling of her lead-lined coffin.

After lying-in-state for the past four days at Westminster Hall, today marks the final official day of national mourning for the UK's beloved monarch, who will be buried alongside her late husband Prince Phillip later this evening.

As the eyes of the world turn to the Queen's state funeral - with proceedings starting at 8:00AM this morning in Westminster Abbey - particular praise has been paid to a small group of unsung heroes.

Many took to social media to applaud the pallbearers who carried the monarch's casket into the Abbey, noting how professionally they performed with such a heavy burden on their shoulders.

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"The parents of those young Pallbearers carrying the Queen's coffin this morning must be immensely proud. Possibly the first coffin they have ever carried, they must be so nervous but doing an amazing job," one person wrote.

"The chaps who have been the Pallbearers, should be applauded the level of professionalism and dignity they have shown has been incredible for such a high profile public event," another tweeted.

"The pallbearers have done a remarkable job, a huge responsibility to have the Queen on your shoulders with the world watching and they’ve not put a foot wrong - credit to them all, what an honor it must’ve been," a third added.

"Pallbearers. Go and have a shot of whisky, you deserve it. Flawless," wrote a fourth.

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The 10 young men who bore the Queen's coffin were specially selected soldiers from the Queen’s Company First Battalion Grenadier Guards - a unit of which she was the Company Commander.

Although not in day-to-day control of the unit, the late monarch had a strong connection with the men, who were specially selected by the Controller of the Lord Chamberlain’s office.

Having left Westminster Abbey, the Queen's casket - topped with a diamond crown and the Royal Standard flag - will now be borne through London before making its final journey to Windsor Castle.

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St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle. Credit: Greg Balfour Evans / Alamy

There, the Queen will be laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel alongside the Duke of Edinburgh, at a private burial service attended by the Royal Family.

Featured Image Credit: Jeff Gilbert / Alamy

Queen's pallbearers praised for 'flawless' handling of her coffin as the world watched on

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

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People have taken to Twitter to applaud Queen Elizabeth II's pallbearers for their expert handling of her lead-lined coffin.

After lying-in-state for the past four days at Westminster Hall, today marks the final official day of national mourning for the UK's beloved monarch, who will be buried alongside her late husband Prince Phillip later this evening.

As the eyes of the world turn to the Queen's state funeral - with proceedings starting at 8:00AM this morning in Westminster Abbey - particular praise has been paid to a small group of unsung heroes.

Many took to social media to applaud the pallbearers who carried the monarch's casket into the Abbey, noting how professionally they performed with such a heavy burden on their shoulders.

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Credit: PA Images / Alamy

"The parents of those young Pallbearers carrying the Queen's coffin this morning must be immensely proud. Possibly the first coffin they have ever carried, they must be so nervous but doing an amazing job," one person wrote.

"The chaps who have been the Pallbearers, should be applauded the level of professionalism and dignity they have shown has been incredible for such a high profile public event," another tweeted.

"The pallbearers have done a remarkable job, a huge responsibility to have the Queen on your shoulders with the world watching and they’ve not put a foot wrong - credit to them all, what an honor it must’ve been," a third added.

"Pallbearers. Go and have a shot of whisky, you deserve it. Flawless," wrote a fourth.

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Credit: PA Images / Alamy

The 10 young men who bore the Queen's coffin were specially selected soldiers from the Queen’s Company First Battalion Grenadier Guards - a unit of which she was the Company Commander.

Although not in day-to-day control of the unit, the late monarch had a strong connection with the men, who were specially selected by the Controller of the Lord Chamberlain’s office.

Having left Westminster Abbey, the Queen's casket - topped with a diamond crown and the Royal Standard flag - will now be borne through London before making its final journey to Windsor Castle.

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St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle. Credit: Greg Balfour Evans / Alamy

There, the Queen will be laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel alongside the Duke of Edinburgh, at a private burial service attended by the Royal Family.

Featured Image Credit: Jeff Gilbert / Alamy