The Queen’s coffin was photographed for the last time after the service, surrounded by her family.

After that, it was carried into St. George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle for the service thousands of people came out to pay their respects to the monarch who served them for 70 years.

About 800 people attended the ceremony in the chapel, including members of the Queen’s household and staff from the Windsor estate.

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The Dean of Windsor led the service with prayers offered by the Rector of Sandringham, Minister of Crathie Kirk and the Chaplain of Windsor Great Park.

Before the final hymn, the Imperial State Crown, Orb and Scepter were removed from her coffin and placed on the altar.

The King placed the company camp colors of the Queen’s Grenadier Guards on the coffin.

The Lord Chamberlain, the most senior figure in the royal family, broke his ‘Stand of Official’, marking the end of service to a sovereign, and placed it on the coffin before it slowly lowered into the royal vault.

Members of the public line The Long Walk behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II have arrived at Windsor Castle. Photo: AP

The late sovereign is being laid to rest in private this evening.

Her final resting place will be the King George VI Memorial Chapel, a small annex to the main chapel where her mother and father are buried and where the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret, are kept.

The coffin of the Queen’s beloved husband, Prince Philip, has been moved from the Royal Vault to the Chapel of Remembrance to join her.

The King, accompanied by the Queen Consort, was ushered out of St George’s Chapel after thanking those who had conducted the farewell service.

They were followed in stages by other members of the royal family, who also stopped to speak to the Dean of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury before being whisked away to meet Charles and Camilla at Windsor Castle.

Earlier in the day, the Queen’s funeral was held at Westminster Abbey, attended by world leaders, politicians and celebrities.

The Queen’s coffin was then carried through the crowded streets of London to St. George’s Chapel.

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