Nigel Farage believes ‘we are seeing the best of Britain’ as tributes to Queen Elizabeth II continue
King Charles III and the Royal Family walked behind Queen Elizabeth II's coffin in solemn procession to Westminster Hall on Wednesday
Nigel Farage believes “we are seeing the best of Britain” as tributes to Queen Elizabeth II continued on Wednesday.
On Wednesday afternoon, Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin travelled from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall with the King and the Royal Family walking behind in solemn procession to the lying-in-state.
Pulled on a gun carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, the coffin was draped with a Royal Standard and adorned with the priceless, glittering Imperial State Crown.
Thousands of mourners flocked to see the moving sight of Queen Elizabeth II departing the official residence where she spent so much of her working life at the heart of the nation, with viewing areas declared full ahead of the procession starting.
While thousands of mourners, some of whom have been camping out for days, have begun filing into Westminster Hall to view the coffin ahead of Monday’s funeral.
Queues to enter the venue are already miles long, with more than 1,000 volunteers on hand to help.
Speaking about today’s events on GB News’ Farage, Nigel said: “It really was the most extraordinary, historic and I must say very solemn afternoon in London.
“At exactly 2.22pm, the procession left the front gates of Buckingham Palace.
“The Queen’s coffin there on a gun carriage and it took 38 minutes to make its way up the Mall to its resting place in Westminster Hall where it’s going to be for the next four days and four nights.
“Literally behind this window as I speak to you there are people filing over Lambeth Bridge, they’re queuing for miles down the river. It’s all very orderly.
“But to see the Royal Family in full public view of the road, still I’m sure in grief, but walking slowly and steadily behind that coffin.
“It was a very, very solemn, very, very sombre moment.”
He added: “There was no hand claps, there was no applause, there was no cheering, some of which we saw when the Queen’s body arrived at Buckingham Palace last night which I must say did rather surprise me.
“Perhaps it was just emotional relief from those who had been out there waiting in the rain.
“But this was very, very solemn, it was followed by a service at Westminster Hall.
“And I have to say a combination of that and what I’ve seen with the people lining up along the Southbank of the Thames tonight to go and pay their respects.
“I genuinely really, truly believe we are seeing the best of Britain, it’s all being done in our own, rather gentle way but its being done brilliantly and people are responding to it enormously.”