As hundreds of thousands of people gathered in London in the days following her death to commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II, they celebrated her historic seven decades of service and the way her grace and humor woven into the fabric of everyday life had woven in. The level of public mourning was felt as crowds gathered to watch the final procession from London to Windsor in the burgundy Jaguar hearse designed by the Queen herself.
Italian photojournalist Paulo Pellegrin was on hand to document the events as they unfolded. A 10-time World Press Photo award winner, Pellegrin has made a name for himself documenting conflicts and disasters around the world, and in his photos of funeral scenes he captures the infrastructure of British mourning and the emotions beneath the surface of patriotic tragedy Displays and stoic faces pulsate – from the Queen’s household staff saying goodbye at Buckingham Palace to sumptuous flower arrangements.
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/photos/2022/09/haunting-scenes-of-grief-and-patriotism-on-the-ground-at-the-queens-funeral Haunting Scenes of Grief and Patriotism on the Ground at the Queen’s Funeral