London, September 19 (EFE).- The King and Queen of Spain, Felipe VI and Letizia, arrived at Westminster Abbey in London for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on September 8.

In addition to the King and Queen of Spain, the Kings Emeritus Juan Carlos I and Sofía, who have been personally invited by King Carlos III, the new Head of State of the United Kingdom, are expected.

Presidents, kings, princes, prime ministers, ambassadors and special guests also attended the funeral to pay their respects to Elizabeth II, who reigned for seventy years.

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, and that of France, Emmanuel Macron, as well as the kings of Holland, Guillermo Alejandro and Máxima, and those of Belgium, Felipe and Matilde, are present at this service to say their last goodbyes to Elizabeth II.

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Queen Letizia on her arrival at Westminster Hall to pay tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II. EFE/OLIVIER HOSLET

Thousands of people gathered for the funeral

Thousands of people flocked to London and Windsor to see the Queen’s funeral procession up close from the Palace of Westminster, seat of Parliament, to nearby Westminster Abbey, where she was married in 1947 and crowned in 1953.

Along the streets through which the procession passed, thousands of people, many carrying British flags, spent the night taking the best spot to see the coffin pass by, which will be carried on a gun carriage, and will be accompanied by several members of the royal family, with King Carlos III at its head.

After the funeral, the funeral procession will head to Wellington Arch, near Buckingham Palace, from where the coffin, already in a hearse, will be taken to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, on the outskirts of London, where she will be buried. next to the grave of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Edited by Nuria Santesteban

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