‘The Final Farewell’: What the Newspapers Said About the Queen’s Funeral Queen Elizabeth II

After 10 days of national mourning, remembrance and no small amount of expectation, newspapers around the world turned their front pages to Queen Elizabeth II’s final visit to Windsor.

parent’s The main image displays the carrier party carrying the Queen’s coffin in the dark entrance of the George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle, above a report by Carolyn Davis on the most intimate part of the day: farewell to a family, other pieces from Jonathan Friedland, Esther Adley And marina hyde Assess the future, past and present of the monarchy.

Guardian front page, Tuesday 20 September 2022: The final farewell pic.twitter.com/RiafgKpeDA

— The Guardian (@guardian) September 19, 2022


Mirror The poster for its tribute edition chooses to display a similar image in the front page. valuables on the coffin for full effect. A dim headline in small font simply says “… until we meet again”.

Tuesday's front page: …Until We Meet Again#TomorrowsPaperToday pic.twitter.com/mlHSyhHuVz

— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) September 19, 2022


Times Again a rap picks up the front page, showing the coffin entering Westminster Abbey with the headline: “Carry to the Rest”. The previous page contains a quote from Hubert Parry’s From Songs of Farewell: “So give up your folly, for no one can protect you, but the one who never changes, Thy God, Thy life, Thy cure.”

Tuesday’s Times: Carried to her rest #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/zQRRiQbVM5

— Helena Wilkinson (@BBCHelena) September 19, 2022


Express Uses its cover to say farewell to the past and a look at the future. The Queen’s coffin dominates the front page with the title “God Rest Our Queen” while giving a tearful, salute King Charles III Beautifies the back, with the exclamation: “God save the king”.

Tuesday’s Daily Express front and back page #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/BKhGakGjco

— Helena Wilkinson (@BBCHelena) September 19, 2022


financial Times Westminster looks up at the Abbey’s coffin and chooses a quote from Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, for its title: “People of loving service are rare in any walk of life. Leaders of loving service are still rare.”

Just published: front page of the Financial Times, UK edition, Tuesday 20 September https://t.co/YtAGNRxwFO pic.twitter.com/JPxv0EjfVm

— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) September 19, 2022


Wire In a tender moment for his main image in the houses, King Charles is shown holding company Camp Color of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin of the Queen. Above that day’s five-column report by Hannah Furness, is titled “The Boom of Love.”

The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:

'An outpouring of love'#TomorrowsPapersToday

Sign up for the Front Page newsletterhttps://t.co/x8AV4OoUh6 pic.twitter.com/D32hyw3OkS

— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) September 19, 2022


Sunday Remains with its royal purple color and is one of the few papers to be shown to the crowds gathered for the farewell. In a photograph of the Funeral Cortez Processing along the Long Walk to Windsor, the excited headline is “We sent him victorious”. In the back page of its cover, the coffin is lowered into its final resting place.

Tomorrow's Sun: We sent her victorious pic.twitter.com/xaAaG5i3UT

— The Sun (@TheSun) September 19, 2022


Match The image of the coffin is lowered into the vault at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, titled: “Her Last Journey” for its bumper 120-page edition.

Tuesday’s Daily Mail: Her final journey #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/eM89vOsvLj

— Helena Wilkinson (@BBCHelena) September 19, 2022


Metro On arrival at Windsor Castle captures the sad expression of King Charles admiring the Horse Laden with Flowers. The crowd lining the long walk forms the back page of its rap.

Tomorrows Paper Today 📰


🔴 The King walks beside the flower-strewn hearse carrying his mothers coffin at Windsor castle
🔴 The final part of the Queens procession from London yesterday as her family and the nation said farewell pic.twitter.com/VRCJomkV4M

— Metro (@MetroUK) September 19, 2022


yesterday’s paper today

Queen’s State Funeral

The king walks near a necklace laden with flowers carrying his mother’s coffin at Windsor Castle
The last part of the procession from London to Queens, his family and nation bid farewell yesterday pic.twitter.com/VRCJomkV4M

— Metro (@MetroUK) September 19, 2022

I It has a historical note in its title: “The End of the Elizabethan Era” and describes in its trademark bullet how Monday’s “splendid military performance” brought London to a standstill.

Front and back page of Tuesday’s i: The end of the Elizabethan age #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/NS0deWPrw0

— Helena Wilkinson (@BBCHelena) September 19, 2022


Northern Echo shows the proceedings in London and chooses to use a quote from BBC presenter Kirsty Young for its title: “She made history, she was history”.

Tuesday’s Northern Echo: ‘She made history, she was history’ #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/jepyL2n3BS

— Helena Wilkinson (@BBCHelena) September 19, 2022


National The Pipe of the Royal Regiment of Scotland in Scotland gives its front page to Major Paul Burns, who signaled the end of the Westminster Abbey funeral service with a powerful rendition of Sleep, Dear, Sleep on the Bagpipes.

Here's tomorrow's front page 📰 'The last farewell' pic.twitter.com/H8u4WSoC7i

— The National (@ScotNational) September 19, 2022


daily Record The Queen’s coffin is shown being carried to Windsor Castle, titled “Rest in Peace, Queen Elizabeth”.

Here's your first look at tomorrow's Daily Record front page, which leads on Queen Elizabeth II's funeral – the final farewell of our longest-serving monarch #TomorrowsPapersToday #ScotPapers @hendopolis pic.twitter.com/zrL5biw2nC

— The Daily Record (@Daily_Record) September 19, 2022


In addition, time gave Australian newspapers enough time to put their touching tributes on their front pages. in the midst of debate Should Charles be the head of state of Australia?in Tuesday’s newspapers united to cover the occasion in a subdued tone. age (“Last Farewell”) and Sydney Morning Herald (“We’ll See You Again”) The two are shown carrying the Queen’s coffin to Windsor Castle, while hear the herald And daily Telegraph Tried to capture readers’ sentiments with its headlines: “Thank you, Our Queen”, and “Rest in Peace, Ma’am”, respectively.

The front pages. #TheQueen pic.twitter.com/R8Qi4wM01w

— Neil McMahon (@NeilMcMahon) September 19, 2022


of Adelaide advertiser The title went with “Eternal Queen”, and Queensland courier mail Went to “Thank you, our Queen”. national paper australian calls the late monarch “Elizabeth the Great” and focuses on King Charles’ mournful expression for his image, with the title: “We will meet again”, perhaps an echo of Welby’s reference to Vera Lynn’s song, Which is used in broadcasting during the worst times of the Rani Kovid pandemic.

And also. pic.twitter.com/kJK5QGzZ3A

— Neil McMahon (@NeilMcMahon) September 19, 2022


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