Visiting Windsor for the Queen’s funeral

Windsor Fiona Queen's funeral

Thanks to Penny Post subscriber Fiona Hobson for sharing her experience of being in Windsor for the Queen’s funeral.

“It was a very emotional day saying farewell to Queen Elizabeth ll, Duke of Lancaster.

I met some really lovely people including Rianne the Police officer who kept an eye over us during the day. At both the Laying in State in London and at the funeral in Windsor I felt safe all the time with all the security staff and the police patrolling.

The organisation for these events has been incredible. At both the Laying in State and the funeral I don’t think I queued for more than 5 minutes for a toilet and they were all (apart from one that I avoided) reasonably clean, especially when you consider the number of people they were catering for.

The atmosphere was respectful and so silent as the service took place and then when Her Majesty came down the long walk.

Thank you to Amanda Wood for agreeing to go the night before you planned and thank you to Shaun for giving us a lift home.

 

The last few days I will never forget and I am so very glad that I went and paid my respects and said good bye and thank you to a most wonderful Queen who has been a constant in my life.

From being taken to Trooping the Colour most years growing up to seeing her on a walk-about in Plymouth during the 1977 Silver Jubilee, when the Duke of Edinburgh spoke to me about the flag I was waving – he said wouldn’t it be good if after I had finished waving it the stick was made of liquorice and I could eat it. I was seven at the time and have remembered it ever since.

We went to London for The Golden Jubilee and I have helped organise street parties for Royal weddings and for The Queen’s Diamond and Platinum Jubilees. I thank her wholeheartedly for her example she has given me of service and dedication to duty, our country the commonwealth and her faith. Queen Elizabeth will never be forgotten.”

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