To begin proceedings for the Queen’s funeral, Her Majesty’s coffin was carried inside Westminster Abbey by the bearer party of Grenadier Guards. Accompanying this short procession was the sound of bagpipes and marching drums.
This particular bit of the service left many viewers overwhelmed with emotion, with many royal fans admitting to it bringing tears to their eyes. People took to Twitter to express their affections for this poignant moment.
Among them was @city_mummy, who said: “I never imagined the sound of bagpipes would make me cry. Extraordinary.”
@FacundoSavala added: “In times like these, NOTHING beats the bagpipes.” @DrPunamKrishan was feeling particularly patriotic: “Feeling emotional but also a proud Scot here as I listen to the bagpipes and watch the beautiful colours of Scotland being aired to the world.”
@RealStephenKerr noted: “The sound of bagpipes echo through the streets of London, followed by the harmony of the choir and readings of the Bible. Truly special.”
@Camclaret1Calum was left with a sense of pride: “Loved watching representatives from the Scots guards play the bagpipes as the Queen’s coffin was led into Westminster Abbey. My uncle served in the Scots guards. Proud of them all.”
@Camberleycfc Tweeted: “How moving was that hearing the bagpipes being played whilst watching the gun carriage being pulled through the streets of London. RIP Your Majesty.”
@MikeyKayNYC continued: “Listening to the Scottish bagpipes accompanying HM The Queen (my former Commander-in-Chief) as she travelled to Westminster Abbey, was truly a moment I won’t forget. The hairs on my neck stood on end. Your Majesty, you were remarkable & so loved in every way. Rest in Peace Ma’am.”
@lizzieRF20 said: “An emotional day, the bagpipes and the marching drums set me off, I can see Prince Edward using his handkerchief same as us all, rest in peace Your Majesty.”
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