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Podcast: Thousands gather in London for the Queen’s State Funeral

September 19, 2022

Thousands of people have gathered in London for the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen's coffin was transported on a gun carriage to Westminster Abbey where dignitaries from around the world had gathered along with members of the Royal Family.

Hear from the Archbishop of Canterbury who delivered the sermon and has also spoken about his final meeting with the Queen.

We've also been speaking to people from Kent who made the journey to the capital to see the huge military procession following the funeral service.

The Bishop of Rochester has shared his thoughts on today's events and we've spoken to a historian from the University of Kent on the significance of a State Funeral.

Finally, you can hear from the chairman of one of the many organisations the Queen was patron of. The Sir John Hawkins Hospital in Chatham has spanned two Elizabethan eras.

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