See Why Nigerians in diaspora storm Queen Elizabeth’s funeral service in Asoebi (photos)
Nigerians in Disapora have gone above and beyond to commemorate the late Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, died on Thursday, September 8, at the age of 96, according to Igboho Connect.
“The Queen died peacefully this afternoon at Balmoral,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
Despite dying at the age of 96, Queen Elizabeth II’s death came as a surprise to many after Buckingham Palace issued an official statement.
Following the tragic news, photos of the late Queen flooded the internet, with many people sharing heartfelt tributes to the Monarch’s legacies.
Her state funeral was held this morning, September 19th, in London’s historic Westminster Abbey.
Days of carefully choreographed public events preceded the funeral, including a majestic procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.
Countless admirers queued for miles, waiting all day and night to pass by the queen’s coffin during her four days in state.
Following the state funeral service, the queen’s coffin was taken in a walking procession to Hyde Park. It was then transferred to a state hearse for the drive to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the queen’s final resting place, where her late husband Prince Philip and her sister Princess Margaret are also interred.
As the monarch buried the queen, many took to the street to mourn the Queen.
Nigerians in disapora were seen slaying in their ankara cotton asoebis with the Queen’s face inscribed on it; their own unique way of paying tribute to the longest raining Monarch.
With her death, her eldest son Charles, 73, automatically became King of the United Kingdom and the head of state of 14 other realms, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand.