The Queen's pallbearers carried out one final unseen act once the cameras had stopped rolling

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By stefan armitage

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Following the outpouring of praise from viewers yesterday, it turns out that Queen Elizabeth II's pallbearers carried out one final duty that remained unseen by cameras.

With members of the armed forces coming together from all over the world to take part in the Queen's state funeral on Monday, it was only right that so many viewers were brimming with pride for the men and women who represent their nation.

And one group of young men, in particular, caught the attention of viewers, that being the 10 specially selected soldiers of the Queen’s Company First Battalion Grenadier Guards - a unit of which she was the Company Commander - who served as Her Majesty's pallbearers.

Selected by the Controller of the Lord Chamberlain’s office, the men won the hearts of the viewers as they proudly and flawlessly transported the late queen's coffin - all with the added pressure of the world watching.

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However, it turns out that the guardsmen's duties continued after the cameras stopped rolling following the service of committal in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Writing for The Telegraph, The UK's former Chief of the General Staff, General The Lord Dannatt revealed that the pallbearers carried out one immensely paramount duty following a private service attended by the Queen's closest relatives.

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He revealed: "These young guardsmen deserve particular praise.

"Even when the cameras are switched off at the end of the day and the final private service of committal is being held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, their duty will not be over.

"Deep in the Royal Vault under the chapel, the pallbearers will have one final unseen duty — to move the late Queen’s body to its final resting place close to her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh, and to her father, King George VI."

Indeed, ever since his own funeral in April last year, the coffin of the Duke of Edinburgh has remained at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, located inside St George's Chapel.

It is also the resting place of the late Queen's father and mother - King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and holds the ashes of her late sister, Princess Margaret.

Throughout the day, viewers also took to Twitter to comment on the remarkable job of the pallbearers.

"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.

The late queen will be remembered with a marble slab inside of of the King George VI Memorial Chapel, engraved with "ELIZABETH II 1926-2022", per BBC News.

Featured image credit: PA Images /Alamy

The Queen's pallbearers carried out one final unseen act once the cameras had stopped rolling

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

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Following the outpouring of praise from viewers yesterday, it turns out that Queen Elizabeth II's pallbearers carried out one final duty that remained unseen by cameras.

With members of the armed forces coming together from all over the world to take part in the Queen's state funeral on Monday, it was only right that so many viewers were brimming with pride for the men and women who represent their nation.

And one group of young men, in particular, caught the attention of viewers, that being the 10 specially selected soldiers of the Queen’s Company First Battalion Grenadier Guards - a unit of which she was the Company Commander - who served as Her Majesty's pallbearers.

Selected by the Controller of the Lord Chamberlain’s office, the men won the hearts of the viewers as they proudly and flawlessly transported the late queen's coffin - all with the added pressure of the world watching.

size-large wp-image-1263169831
Credit: PA Images / Alamy

However, it turns out that the guardsmen's duties continued after the cameras stopped rolling following the service of committal in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Writing for The Telegraph, The UK's former Chief of the General Staff, General The Lord Dannatt revealed that the pallbearers carried out one immensely paramount duty following a private service attended by the Queen's closest relatives.

size-large wp-image-1263169833
Credit: PA Images / Alamy

He revealed: "These young guardsmen deserve particular praise.

"Even when the cameras are switched off at the end of the day and the final private service of committal is being held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, their duty will not be over.

"Deep in the Royal Vault under the chapel, the pallbearers will have one final unseen duty — to move the late Queen’s body to its final resting place close to her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh, and to her father, King George VI."

Indeed, ever since his own funeral in April last year, the coffin of the Duke of Edinburgh has remained at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, located inside St George's Chapel.

It is also the resting place of the late Queen's father and mother - King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and holds the ashes of her late sister, Princess Margaret.

Throughout the day, viewers also took to Twitter to comment on the remarkable job of the pallbearers.

"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.

The late queen will be remembered with a marble slab inside of of the King George VI Memorial Chapel, engraved with "ELIZABETH II 1926-2022", per BBC News.

Featured image credit: PA Images /Alamy