Twitter explodes over 'ghost' being spotted during the Queen's funeral

Royal fans tuned into the funeral of the Late Her Majesty the Queen to being shocked by the ominous presence of a spooky 'ghost' throughout proceedings in Westminster Abbey

  • 14:55, 19 SEP 2022

'Ghosts' have left funeral viewers scratching their heads

A ‘ghost’ has been spotted during the funeral service for of Her Majesty the Queen earlier today (September 19).

The lavish ceremony, held at Westminster Abbey saw a range of guests attend, from foreign national leaders, Victoria Cross recipients, NHS staff and a poltergeist to the amusement of Twitter.

Images from inside the Abbey have shown the funeral proceedings taking place, but in the foreground, there has been something causing people a fair bit of confusion .

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A large white shape, not dissimilar to a Halloween bedsheet ghost costume, has captured the imagination of onlookers.

Watchers were surprised by the presence of the phoney phantom and were caught off guard, catching the unusual shape out of the corner of their eyes.

The Twitter user made a nice addition, adding some eyes to the head of the ghost

Posting on Twitter, @Tilskatoff said: “Keep thinking there's a ghost,” before posting a grab of the funeral below with the spooky funeral attendee given a little pair of eyes to make it even more haunting.

“Casper pays his respects”, said @philip_berryman.

As you might expect, the ‘ghost’ was actually something that can be explained away rather easily.

It is actually a plume coming out of the helmet of a member of the King’s Body Guards of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms.

The funeral for the Queen was held at Westminster Abbey

The Gentlemen at arms “provides a bodyguard to The Queen at many ceremonial occasions”, the official website of the Royal Family says.

Guardsmen attend a number of important ceremonial and regular moments, including the State Opening of Parliament or Windsor’s Garter Service.

The group is made up of five officers and 27 Gentlemen and they lead by a Captain, who is also the chief whip in the House of Lords.

Uniforms of the guards are striking with the huge white plumes a throwback to the 1840s - they actually wear the gear of officers of Heavy Dragoon Guards.

The huge feathered decoration on their helmets - the ghost - are actually made of swan feathers and are worn by Gentlemen at all times they are on duty.

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A “Ghost Voice” Was Heard During Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral and Viewers Are Convinced It’s Diana

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Sep. 21 2022, Published 9:24 a.m. ET

People love a good ghost story , especially ones that pack revelations from beyond the grave. Call me pessimistic, but I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that most people don't plan on changing their lives for the better and want to believe that somehow their deaths will culminate in a magic reconciliation, unveiling all of life's mysteries and connecting all their vain pursuits with some magical, meaning.

All rights are wronged because their physical frames ceased to exist and now they can release their shallow trappings of humanity instead of actively struggling to make sense of them while they're alive.

Personally I think death should scare us into realizing that the only time we have on this world is what we're given, so we need to make the most of it while we've got it.

That's not to say there aren't documented beyond-the-grave phenomena that defy explanation. A huge part of my life has been dedicated to the study of the paranormal, and I've managed to capture voices of people who aren't there, at least not in a physical sense. Is it a ghost? Trapped "energy"? Reverberations throughout time? Who knows.

Well, some folks believe they've captured an eerie electronic voice phenomenon (EVP) while watching footage of Queen Elizabeth's funeral.

I’m obsessed with this what the hell happened @itvnews pic.twitter.com/uu2ONYoktW — an ancient man (@goulcher) September 19, 2022

In the clip, a woman's voice with an English accent can be heard saying: "The death is irreversible and the fact that she's tra-" and the voice cuts off as a male broadcaster starts speaking.

The breathiness of the voice, coupled with the audio cut out led many folks watching at home to believe that they captured the voice of a ghost commenting on Queen Elizabeth's passing.

@BBC was anyone talking at the moment this clip starts? Many people hear Lady Diana saying death is irreversible and she is trapped. Please check! — Hilly Gordijn (@Hilly0803) September 19, 2022

Throngs of people believed that it was Princess Diana sending a message to everyone watching around the world. Why would this be the case? If you were an ardent reader of tabloids during the '90s when Diana died in a car crash, a lot of folks believed the British Crown had something to do with her death because she had the audacity to leave the royal family.

I am now also obsessed with this! I’ve listened to it about 20 times. It’s like an accidentally transmitted conversation about how, contrary to popular belief, death among the aristocracy actually *is* reversible. But for reasons unknown, not this time. — Moog (@a_toots) September 19, 2022

Many feel Prince Charles' marriage to Diana was a PR stunt pushed by the royal family to sell a Cinderella story to the public: A beautiful "commoner" — Diana was actually the daughter of an earl — marries a Prince and gets to have the dream wedding at the end of every Disney movie we watched growing up. You know, minus the part where the princess looks absolutely miserable .

The oddest thing about this is that the UK media has been so very careful about every word — Damian (@DamianUFOfeed) September 19, 2022

By all accounts, Charles was madly in love with Camila Parker Bowles well before he met Diana, and purportedly continued to see her even before his heavily publicized first marriage.

Charles and Camila first went public with their relationship in 1999, around two years after Diana died in a car crash with Egyptian film producer Dodi Fayed, who was the son of retail billionaire Mohamed Al Fayed. The bulk of the elder Faye's wealth came when he sold his stakes in Harrod's, leaving Dodi with plenty of cash to produce movies like Hook and The Scarlet Letter .

What a load of crap. This has obviously been recorded from the television and recorded and overdubbed. I watched this scene on television and it was not on the live version. Not creepy at all. — Brian Jessop (@brian_jessop1) September 19, 2022

Many people on social media honestly think Diana's somehow "getting back" at Queen Elizabeth after death, but there have been numerous pragmatic explanations for the voice that appeared on airwaves. And, in purported paranormal occurrences, the most practical explanation is usually true.

I heard it live, it was the grief counsellor who went on to say death is irreversible after when they went back onto air. — daniel payne (@danielp79106877) September 19, 2022

One Twitter user said that they watched the broadcast live and it was actually a grief counselor in the studio that day who made the comments.

The National explains that a guest — a real-life, flesh-and-blood guest, not the otherworldly kind — was present in the studio, "whose voice was picked up by the presenter's microphone."

The whole funeral was a huge technical and logistic nightmare and there were loads of audio "glitches" on the day. This was just some mics left open, at least it wasn't the sound of someone going to the loo! — BoveyBoyBamBam (@BamBovey) September 20, 2022

If you're unfamiliar with EVP theory, it's rooted in the belief that paranormal events are somehow related to electronic phenomena. Voices theoretically can be captured through electric energy. The belief was first popularized by once paranormal skeptic turned full-blown believer Sarah Wilson Estep , who purportedly documented several EVPs via magnetic tape recordings.

Makes me laugh when people desperately want it to be a supernatural event instead of looking at the obvious. It’s someone whispering in the studio with a mic left on or near to another mic. Get a grip people! Ghosts don’t exist and if they did they wouldn’t be whispering on ITV. — Micky D (@firebobby1971) September 20, 2022

The horror film, White Noise , starring Michael Keaton, is about electronic voice phenomena. Brandon Alvis and I (my brother from another mother I met on Ghost Hunters and am now producing a new show, Haunted Discoveries with) have captured EVPs of our own.

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'creepy' moment shocks royal fans during queen's funeral: 'wtf'.

A very strange moment during the UK's live coverage of the Queen's funeral on Monday has gone viral after it left royal fans shocked and creeped out.

UK broadcaster ITV was sharing live footage of the Queen's hearse with a male commentator explaining what was happening, however, it was another mystery voice that shocked viewers.

A female voice comes out of nowhere and whispers the phrase, "The death is irreversible and the fact that she's trapped..."

The male commentator began talking, realising something else was coming through, then briefly paused before continuing on, never acknowledging what had happened.

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While some believed it to be another reporter reading their script on set or a crossed line, others claimed it to be Princess Diana's ghost. Very spooky indeed.

"Sounds like something you get from those ghost hunting programs where they record disembodied voices," one Twitter user wrote.

I’m obsessed with this what the hell happened @itvnews pic.twitter.com/uu2ONYoktW — an ancient man (@goulcher) September 19, 2022

"'Death is irreversible,' wtf was that ITV," a shocked viewer added, while another wrote, "Well, this has well and truly creeped me out!"

"What was this!" a fourth said. "Why aren’t we all talking about this!!"

"That’s Princess Diana welcoming QEII [Queen Elizabeth II]," another viewer wrote.

"Now I can't sleep," one user added.

"Sounds like an anchor or reporter practice reading their script (possibly making revisions) while on set," someone else said. "They'd assume their mic was turned down while someone else was reporting over the live feed from the helicopter (live reporter in heli?). When I worked in TV, saw it often."

However, there is a perfectly reasonable explanation.

Grief expert Julia Samuel had been on just before, talking about how to explain death to children, how we shouldn’t say we ‘lost’ someone because they need to know that they won’t be ‘found’ again. ‘…that death is irreversible…’ pic.twitter.com/QGcSsJvpRz — Maggie (@maggilally) September 20, 2022

Grief expert Julia Samuel, a friend of Princess Diana and Prince George's godmother, had been on the show earlier and spoke of death being "irreversible" when they went back on the air.

"I heard it live, it was the grief counsellor who went on to say death is irreversible after when they went back onto air," one Twitter user shared.

So, thankfully, the case is closed, and we can all sleep soundly tonight!

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  • Published: Sep. 22, 2022, 5:40 p.m.

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Picture dated 14 November 1992 of Diana, Princess of Wales waving to the crowd as she arrives at the Cite de la Musique at La Villette in Paris. (Photo by Joel Robine/AFP/Getty Images) AFP/Getty Images

Who knew the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II would take this much of a creepy turn?

According to Newsweek , some online commentators are adamant that they heard the ghost of Princess Diana speak during ITV News’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth II s funeral.

The Queen’s funeral took place in London’s Westminster Abbey on Monday at 12:15 BST. The world witnessed roughly 2,000 guests attend the ceremony, where approximately 28 million viewers watched the funeral from the U.K., making it “one of the country’s biggest ever TV events,” the BBC reported .

With the transport of the late monarch’s coffin through central London to the Wellington Arch, it was there the coffin was moved into a state hearse and taken to St. George’s Chapel, where the queen was laid to rest alongside her husband, Prince Philip, who passed away in April 2021.

But the moment in question happened during the transport of the late monarch’s coffin when social media commentators believe they heard the late Princess Diana’s voice during the live coverage.

An anonymous social media user, @goulcher , posted the clip to Twitter, writing: “I’m obsessed with this what the hell happened?” The trending video has amassed over 2 million views and thousands of viewers are now spooked.

Per @goulcher’s clip , ITV’s viewers heard a “creepy” voice speak as the state hearse carried the queen’s coffin out of London.

“The death is irreversible,” the voice whispered. “The fact that she’s trapped—” But before the voice could say more, a male commentator cut in.

“As you can see here in London, it is a lovely day,” he said.

Check out the creepy video .

Many pointed out that Princess Diana and the queen had a notably “strained” relationship, so it didn’t take much for Twitter commenters to believe the late princess popped into the broadcast to say her peace.

According to the outlet , Newsweek reached out to ITV News for comment.

Do you believe it could’ve been some sort of human error or was it really the late Princess Diana speaking her mind?

Read more via Newsweek .

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Viewers spooked after creepy moment caught during live coverage of Queen Elizabeth's funeral

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Viewers were spooked after a creepy voice interrupted a broadcast of Queen Elizabeth's funeral.

UK broadcaster ITV was bringing viewers live footage of the Queen's hearse on its way to West London when a ghostly unidentified female voice interrupted.

"The death is irreversible… The fact that she's trapped," the voice whispered in an unverified clip of ITV's coverage.

The male commentator paused and then continued to narrate the journey, not acknowledging what had just occurred.

Theories erupted on social media from another crew member whispering during the feed, a banshee or even the late Princess Diana's ghost being behind the mysterious voice.

Whatever it was, it sure has people creeped out.

"What was that?!" One person tweeted.

"That is terrifying," another person commented.

"This gave me the heebies this morning," a third said.

Unscripted moments during the Queen's funeral have been making global waves.

An spider crashing the funeral and Australian presenters mistaking UK Prime Minister Liz Truss for a "minor royal" got people on social media talking.

It is estimated that billions of people worldwide tuned in to at least some of the Queen's funeral as the nation said their final farewells to Her Majesty on Monday.

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Hours-long procession witnessed by thousands in london between state funeral and committal service.

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Queen Elizabeth laid to rest after state funeral in London

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The United Kingdom and the world said a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday with a state funeral that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers — and crowds in the streets of London and at Windsor Castle — to honour a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age.

Some six hours after the state funeral, the Queen's coffin was lowered into a vault through an opening in the floor at Windsor Castle's chapel, ahead of a private burial service for members of the Royal Family.

Elizabeth's funeral procession arrived at the west gate of the medieval abbey shortly before the service at 11 a.m. local time — and the trappings of state and monarchy abounded: The coffin was draped with the Royal Standard and atop it sat the Imperial State Crown, sparkling with almost 3,000 diamonds, and the sovereign's orb and sceptre.

Before the service, a bell tolled 96 times — once a minute for each year of Elizabeth's life. Then, 142 Royal Navy sailors used ropes to draw the gun carriage carrying her coffin to Westminster Abbey, where pallbearers bore it inside.

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Queen Elizabeth's coffin travels to Westminster Abbey

But the personal was also present: The coffin was followed into the church by generations of Elizabeth's descendants, including King Charles III, heir to the throne Prince William and nine-year-old George, who is second in line. On a wreath atop the coffin, a handwritten note read, "In loving and devoted memory," and was signed Charles R — for Rex, or king.

David Hoyle, the dean of Westminster, began the service offering prayers for her family and recognizing "her unswerving commitment to a high calling over so many years."

"Here, where Queen Elizabeth was married and crowned, we gather from across the nation, from the Commonwealth, and from the nations of the world, to mourn our loss, to remember her long life of selfless service, and in sure confidence to commit her to the mercy of God our maker and redeemer," Hoyle told the mourners.

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Queen's coffin carried through London after funeral

The service ended with two minutes of silence observed across the United Kingdom, after which the attendees sang the national anthem, now titled God Save the King .

The service, taking place where Elizabeth was married in 1947 and crowned in 1953, was attended by 2,000 people, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron. In addition, about 200 members of the British public previously recognized during this year's Queen's Jubilee for volunteer efforts were in attendance.

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Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, spoke at the service, telling the congregation that the grief felt by so many across Britain and the wider world reflected the late monarch's "abundant life and loving service."

"Her late majesty famously declared on a 21st birthday broadcast that her whole life would be dedicated to serving the nation and Commonwealth," he said. "Rarely has such a promise been so well kept. Few leaders receive the outpouring of love that we have seen."

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After the service in the abbey, a procession through the streets of London took the Queen's coffin to Windsor Castle for a committal service at St. George's Chapel. Many of those who lined the route tossed flowers at the cortege as it passed. Millions more tuned into the funeral live, and crowds flocked to parks and public spaces across the U.K. to watch it on screens.

As the coffin arrived at the castle, there were poignant reminders of Queen Elizabeth's love of animals: A groom stood at the roadside with one of her ponies, Emma, and another member of staff held the leashes of two of her beloved corgis, Sandy and Muick.

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David Conner, dean of Windsor, began the remarks at the service by noting the Queen's "profound Christian faith" and "life of unstinting service to the nation, the Commonwealth and the wider world."

"In the midst of our rapidly changing and frequently troubled world, her calm and dignified presence has given us confidence to face the future as she did, with courage and with hope," Conner told about 800 guests.

At the committal ceremony the Imperial State Crown and the sovereign's orb and sceptre were removed from the coffin and placed on the altar — separating the Queen from her crown for the last time.

The Lord Chamberlain, the most senior official in the royal household, then broke his Wand of Office, signifying the end of his service to the sovereign, and placed it on the casket, which was then lowered into the royal vault through an opening in the floor.

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She was being buried later in the day at a private service to lie alongside her husband, Prince Philip, her parents and the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret.

Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip, died last year at age 99 .

During the procession to Windsor, gun salutes were being fired in nearby Hyde Park, and Big Ben tolled at one-minute intervals during the procession.

Jilly Fitzgerald, who was in Windsor, said there was a sense of community among the mourners as they prepared to wait hours to see procession carrying the Queen's coffin.

"It's good to be with all the people who are all feeling the same. It's like a big family because everyone feels that the queen was part of their family," she said.

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Many spectators camped overnight in London and outside Windsor Castle to catch a glimpse of the procession. Some came with blankets and bags of food, while others carried small step stools.

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Sarah Grant normally throws parties at her home in Sussex for royal events, but this time, she came down in person. Grant lined up wearing a black hat that her mother wore to King George VI's funeral in 1952.

"The Queen has done a wonderful service for 70 years," she told CBC News. "We wanted to soak up the atmosphere to see what it was like."

Charles 'moved beyond measure'

A day packed with funeral events in London and Windsor began early when the doors of 900-year-old Westminster Hall were closed to mourners after hundreds of thousands had filed in front of the Queen's coffin since Sept 14. Many of them had spent cold nights outdoors to pay their respects at the foot of Elizabeth's flag-draped coffin in a moving outpouring of national grief.

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The closing of the hall marked the end of four full days of the coffin lying in state and the start of the U.K.'s first state funeral since the one held in 1965 for Winston Churchill, the first of 15 prime ministers during Elizabeth's reign. Two days before her Sept. 8 death at her Balmoral summer retreat, the Queen appointed her last prime minister, Liz Truss.

On the evening before the funeral, King Charles issued a message of thanks to people in the U.K. and around the world, saying he and his wife Camilla, the Queen Consort, have been "moved beyond measure" by the large numbers of people who have turned out to pay their respects to the Queen.

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Queen Elizabeth's Funeral Ended with a Rendition of "Sleep, Dearie, Sleep"

As The Crown depicts, Queen Elizabeth wanted her personal piper to play the Gaelic lament at her funeral. At her state funeral in September 2022, it was in fact played.

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That tune—"Sleep, Dearie, Sleep"—is the name of The Crown 's final episode. In the series finale, both Queen Elizabeth (Imelda Staunton) and Prince Philip (Jonathan Pryce) are planning their funerals. The Queen, as she works on choosing her music, asks the Piper to the Sovereign (Paul Tinto) if there was a tune he thought may work for the funeral.

"There are a number of laments written for fallen soldiers, ma'am," he tells her. "But is there a particular one you like?" the Queen asks him. "What, me, ma'am?" he replies. "Yes, Pipes. You," she says. "There is.. there is one I particularly like. It's 'Sleep Dearie Sleep.'"

The Queen asks him to play it for her now, and he begins.

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While we will never know how the Queen's request for music at her funeral went down, what we do know is that "Sleep, Dearie, Sleep" did in fact play at the close of her funeral.

The tradition of Piper to the Sovereign, a royal bagpiper , dates back to Queen Victoria. Each morning, Queen Elizabeth was awakened by a bagpiper playing outside her window. Paul Burns, the Queen's last Piper to the Sovereign, played at her funeral.

Burns now works for King Charles. As a royal source told the Sun , "His mother adored having her piper. It’s a lovely tradition . Everyone remembers that moment the Pipe Major finished the committal as he played the pipes, turned his back and walked away. The King was full of admiration for how he carried out his duty for the Queen."

The source added, "Everyone is delighted the quirky job did not disappear with her. The tradition is for it to happen at 9 am. But the King is always awake much earlier."

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Creepy funeral moment sends internet into a spin

Something very creepy happened during UK broadcaster ITV’s live coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral on Monday - and the internet was left baffled by it.

As an aerial shot panned down over the Queen’s hearse leaving London, a male commentator was describing what was going on.

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But suddenly, a ghostly female voice could be heard on the feed, whispering: “The death is irreversible ... the fact that she’s trapped...”

The male commentator continued talking - and viewers were left completely freaked out by what they’d just heard.

It was never explained who the woman’s voice was, where the words came from or what on earth had just happened.

Twitter went into overdrive with speculation as people logged on to figure out whether they were the only ones to have heard the strange utterance.

Was it someone whispering in the background trying not to be heard live on air?

Was it some kind of disruption in the space-time continuum?

“’Death is irreversible?’ wtf was that ITV,” one Twitter user exclaimed.

“A BANSHEE WHISPERING ON ITV!!!!!” wrote another.

“I’m obsessed with this, what the hell happened?” asked another.

“Well, this has well and truly creeped me out,” one viewer admitted, adding a screaming emoji face.

“I’m not having an existential crisis about death. It’s just death. It beckons us all,” another noted.

“But something spooky happened on ITV.

“If you haven’t seen video, type “the death is irreversible” into Twitter search and ENJOY YOUR SLEEP.”

“Who knew ITV would be the ones to accidentally break the news that some deaths are reversible?” mused one Twitter user.

Another suggested that metal bands will sample that ghostly quote for decades to come.

Other unusual moments caught the attention of viewers during the Queen’s funeral service.

At one point, a spider crept over the Queen’s coffin , clambering over the funeral wreath and a handwritten card from King Charles to his mother.

“The most famous spider in the world right now,” noted one Twitter user who spotted the critter.

Many social media users were amused by the spider’s appearance, which offered a light moment during the solemn funeral.

“Could we get David Attenborough to narrate this scene. I want to know the species and its natural history,” wrote one Twitter user.

Another added: “Princess Charlotte’s web…take a bow.”

In another moment that was more awkward than creepy, one of the bishops dropped his program next to the Queen’s coffin, with the paper sitting, untouched, on the ground for an excruciatingly long period of time .

The A5-sized note was accidentally dropped as the bishop shuffled a stack of papers.

He left it on the ground, but it was clearly visible from every camera angle and was beamed around the world.

At first, many wondered if the piece of paper had some significance, but it quickly became apparent the lonely note had just been dropped and it would break royal funeral etiquette to pick it up.

Within minutes royal watchers had become fascinated with the paper, and it even got its own Twitter account, with the handle @FuneralPaper and the display name “#Papergate”.

The user bio reads, “Will I pick it up, or won’t I? What is on my paper? So many questions, not enough answers.”

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Did the Late Queen Elizabeth Encounter Ghosts at Balmoral?

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Getting into the Halloween spirit, a former butler to the royal family entertained the Daily Mail with a quick round of a game that we can call “places I have seen ghosts and who I think believe in them.” 

Grant Harrold , who previously served in the royal household and now serves as a “British etiquette expert,” said that is it “hardly surprising there have been paranormal sightings” at many of the royal residences. Not that he’s looking for them, to be clear. “I’m easily scared of things like that, so at Halloween, I try to stay away.”

Harrold is especially steering clear of the cellars at Balmoral, the family’s residence in Scotland , where he says he’s heard the ghost of a little boy giggling. According to him, it’s the spirit of a boy who drowned in a well—exactly where the cellar is now.

“It’s safe to say there are ghosts within royal residences to this day,” he said.

“In the many residences and houses I’ve worked in, things have happened that you can’t explain.” Once, in a Scottish residence, he was working alone, he said, when something spooky happened. “I went out to get something from another room, I came back in, and all the chairs were moved on top of the table. I was the only one in the house. There have always been lots of things like that happening from time to time.”

Even the late Queen Elizabeth is said to have had brushes with the supernatural, he said. “I was told that Queen Elizabeth was in the library one evening and one of the corgis could sense something around the curtains next to the window.”

Whether or not royal ghost contact was actually made, however, Harrold was confident that the queen kept her cool. “I can’t imagine the late Queen being fazed though,” he said.

Her son, King Charles , may be a different story. Casper, come through. 

“Personally, I don’t think the late Queen would have believed in ghosts, but with King Charles, you never know,” he said. “He’s quite an open person, so it wouldn’t surprise me if he did.”

Just last week, the world learned that the country home of Kate Middleton and Prince William may have a ghost hanging around , a Catholic priest who was hanged, drawn, and quartered for treason. When informed of the home’s immaterial resident, William is said to have responded, “No old hall would be complete without a ghost, would it?”

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The crown season 6: princess diana's "ghost" explained & what her appearance means for queen elizabeth.

The Crown made the unorthodox choice to feature Princess Diana's "ghost" in season 6, part 1, butthe scene has a special meaning for Queen Elizabeth.

WARNING: SPOILERS for The Crown season 6, part 1

  • In The Crown season 6, part 1, Princess Diana's death is depicted respectfully, but then she returns as a "ghost" in two controversial scenes.
  • Diana's "ghost" talks to both Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II after her death, offering advice and having heartfelt conversations with them.
  • The appearance of Diana's "ghost" is one factor that led to The Crown season 6 receiving its lowest score on Rotten Tomatoes. The show has taken creative liberties with Diana's story, which has been debated and adapted multiple times.

The Crown season 6, part 1 depicts Princess Diana's death and also adds some moments when she returns as a "ghost," including one appearance that has a special meaning for Queen Elizabeth II. The Crown handles Diana's death with respect, in one of the most highly-anticipated moments in the entire series. However, the car crash with Dodi Fayed isn't the last time Diana is featured on the show because she also returns at the end of part 1 of The Crown season 6 .

Although The Crown primarily follows Queen Elizabeth II's life as monarch of the United Kingdom, Princess Diana is also a big part of the show. Diana becomes the central focus in The Crown season 6, part 1, which follows her final months, leading to the car crash that killed her and Fayed on August 31, 1997. The tragedy is depicted in episode 3, "Dis-Moi Oui," yet Diana returns for two controversial scenes as a "ghost" in episode 4, "Aftermath."

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Elizabeth Debicki as Diana's ghost smirking at Charles (off screen) in The Crown season 6.

In The Crown season 6, episode 4, "Aftermath," following Princess Diana's death, Prince Charles goes to Paris to identify her body and take it back to the UK. After an emotional scene in the morgue, Diana's "ghost" appears to a tearful Charles on the flight home. She seems to be there to make him feel better, thanking him for his behavior at the hospital. Their conversation, including Diana's acknowledgment that he is " handsome ," proves that he never saw her romantically. It was always a friendship in his mind.

The Crown season 6, part 1 is streaming exclusively on Netflix.

Later in the episode, Diana's "ghost" appears next to Queen Elizabeth while the latter is watching TV and trying to decide what the best course of action is regarding the princess's funeral. Deeply hurt, Elizabeth tells Diana that she succeeded in tearing up the family. Diana tells Elizabeth to look beyond her grief and set an example. This advice would help the Queen to gain sympathy again from a public that is criticizing her lack of reaction to Diana's death.

The Crown creator Peter Morgan dismissed the word "ghost" when referring to the character's reappearance in an interview . " The word 'ghost' is unhelpful. I was never writing anything from a supernatural perspective, not at all ," he told Deadline . He further explained, “ W hen someone has just passed, they’re still vivid in the minds of all those close to them and love them. And sometimes it’s impossible to keep them out of the minds. " This makes Diana a mental image, rather than a ghost.

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Following the news of Diana's death, Queen Elizabeth struggles to figure out what she wants to do about her and the funeral. Her first instinct is to focus on protecting the boys, Prince William and Prince Harry, and stay with them at Balmoral. In The Crown , Charles insists on giving Diana a public funeral amid the ever-growing grieving British supporters taking to the streets. Princess Diana appears as a "ghost" to Queen Elizabeth, advising her what to do. Her vivid mental picture of Diana leads Queen Elizabeth on the right path.

After organizing her public funeral and giving the speech to the nation, Queen Elizabeth turns to pray and turns to look back at the last moment, before the camera turns black and the episode ends. What that moment means is that she is finally acknowledging Diana's death. She turns and hopes to see Diana there approving her behavior and actions. However, she finds herself alone, the way one does after a loved one passes. It is an emotional moment for Queen Elizabeth to realize that she is looking for approval from the person who wants her love and approval the most.

The final six episodes of The Crown will drop on Netflix on December 16, 2023.

Why Princess Diana's Ghost Appearing In The Crown Is Controversial

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Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana putting on sunglasses in The Crown Season 6 Part 1

Princess Diana's "ghost" is considered highly controversial, leading The Crown season 6 to its lowest-scored season on Rotten Tomatoes . The Crown is loosely based on the British monarchy, and, throughout its six-season run, the writers have taken creative freedom to fill in gaps impossible to know in real life. The backlash continues for season 6 because of its approach to Princess Diana. While dismissing Diana's death completely would have been impossible, it didn't need to further dramatize a subject that has already been debated and adapted so many times.

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Of course, in real life, there has never been a claim that Diana's "ghost" appeared before Charles and Queen Elizabeth. If she had reappeared, she would have done so for her boys, William and Harry, not Charles or Queen Elizabeth. On top of that, since The Crown has devoted over two seasons to Diana, having her return in an episode that explores the "aftermath" of her passing proves the series continues to go for dramatic, soapy stories instead of being the serious drama it was intended in the beginning.

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Read the Order of Service for Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral

As provided by Buckingham Palace, the service for the queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey on Sept. 19 included a reading from Prime Minister Liz Truss, a sermon from the archbishop of Canterbury, and hymns.

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WESTMINSTER ABBEY DIEU ET NS MON DROIT THE STATE FUNERAL of HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II Monday, 19th September, 2022 at 11.00 a.m.

Members of the Congregation are kindly requested to refrain from using private cameras, video, or sound recording equipment. Please ensure that mobile phones and other electronic devices are switched off. The church is served by a hearing loop. Users should turn their hearing aid to the setting marked T. The service is conducted by The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE, Dean of Westminster. The service is sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Choir of the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, (Joseph McHardy, Director of Music) under the direction of James O'Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers, Westminster Abbey. The State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry are led by Trumpet Major Julian Sandford. The Fanfare Team of the Household Division Bands is conducted by Lieutenant Colonel David Barringer MBE, Commanding Officer, Household Division Bands. The organ is played by Peter Holder, Sub-Organist, Westminster Abbey. I

Before the service, the tenor bell is tolled every minute for 96 minutes, reflecting the years of Queen Elizabeth II's life. Members of Foreign Royal Families, Heads of State, and Overseas Government Representatives are received at the Great West Door by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster and are conducted to their seats in the Lantern. All remain seated. Music before the service: Matthew Jorysz, Assistant Organist, Westminster Abbey, plays Fantasia of four parts Romanza (Symphony no 5 in D) Reliqui domum meum Meditation on 'Brother James's Air' Prelude on 'Ecce jam noctis' Op 157 no 3 Psalm Prelude Set 1 no 2 In the Country Op 194 no 2 Fantasy on 'O Paradise' Elegy Op 58 The Sub-Organist plays Andante espressivo (Sonata in G Op 28) Sospiri Op 70 Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625) Organist of Westminster Abbey 1623-25 Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) arranged by Robert Quinney (b 1976) Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016) Harold Darke (1888–1976) Healey Willan (1880–1968) Herbert Howells (1892–1983) Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) Malcolm Williamson (1931–2003) Edward Elgar (1857–1934) arranged by Matthew Jorysz (b 1992) 2 Edward Elgar Edward Elgar arranged by Peter Holder (b 1990) The Procession of Religious Representatives moves to places in the Nave and the Sacrarium. All remain seated. Verger Mrs Marie van der Zyl President, Board of Deputies of British Jews Dr Shirin Fozdar-Faroudi Representative of the Bahá'í Community Mr Nemu Chandaria OBE Representative of the Jain Community

Mr Malcolm Deboo Representative of the Zoroastrian Community The Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala Representative of the Buddhist Community The Lord Singh of Wimbledon CBE Representative of the Sikh Community Mr Rajnish Kashyap General Secretary, Hindu Council UK Mrs Aliya Azam MBE Interfaith Co-ordinator, Al-Khoei Foundation Shaykh Dr Asim Yusuf Muslim Scholar Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth Verger REPRESENTING THE CHURCHES OF WALES The Reverend Simon Walkling President, Free Church Council of Wales The Most Reverend Andrew John Archbishop of Wales REPRESENTING THE CHURCHES OF SCOTLAND The Right Reverend Dr Iain Greenshields Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland The Most Reverend Leo Cushley Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh The Reverend David Nixon REPRESENTING THE CHURCHES OF NORTHERN IRELAND President, Methodist Church in Ireland The Most Reverend Mark O'Toole Archbishop of Cardiff The Most Reverend Dr Eamon Martin Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland The Most Reverend Mark Strange Primus, Scottish Episcopal Church 3 The Right Reverend Dr John Kirkpatrick Moderator, The Presbyterian Church in Ireland The Reverend Ian Brown Lead Minister, Martyrs Memorial Free Presbyterian Church The Most Reverend John McDowell Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland and Metropolitan

REPRESENTING THE CHURCHES IN ENGLAND Pastor Agu Irukwu Senior Pastor, Jesus House UK The Reverend Canon Helen Cameron Moderator, Free Churches Group The Reverend Canon Graham Thompson President, Methodist Conference His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols Archbishop of Westminster Pastor Glyn Barrett National Leader, Assemblies of God Ms Shermara Fletcher Principal Officer for Pentecostal and Charismatic Relations, Churches Together in England His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos The Coptic Church in Great Britain Serjeant of the Vestry The Very Reverend Professor David Fergusson OBE Dean of the Thistle and of the Chapel Royal in Scotland The Right Reverend James Newcome Clerk of the Closet His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain The Reverend Canon Paul Wright Sub-Dean of His Majesty's Chapels Royal The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dame Sarah Mullally DBE Bishop of London and Dean of His Majesty's Chapels Royal The Right Reverend David Conner KCVO Dean of Windsor 4 The Right Reverend Dr John Inge Lord High Almoner Members of the Royal Family are received at the Great West Door by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster and are conducted to their seats in the Lantern. All remain seated. The Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Choir of the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, proceed to places in the Nave and in Quire. All remain seated.

ORDER OF SERVICE All stand as the Procession of the Coffin enters the Abbey. The Choir of Westminster Abbey sings THE SENTENCES during which the Procession of the Coffin moves through the Abbey AM the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he I whosoever fivent in me die. John 11:25-26 KNOW that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the God; whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another. I earth and my worms destroy this body, yet in my see Job 19:25-27 W ´E brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. 1 Timothy 6:7; Job 1: 21 William Croft (1678-1727) Organist of Westminster Abbey 1708-27 The Choir of Westminster Abbey and the Choir of the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, sing TH HOU knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears unto our prayer; but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, thou most worthy Judge eternal, suffer us not, at our last hour, for any pains of death, to fall from thee. Amen. Henry Purcell (1659-95) Organist of Westminster Abbey 1679-95 The Book of Common Prayer 1549 HEARD a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, From henceforth blessed are I the which in so spirit; for the rest from their labours. Amen. William Croft 5 Revelation 14: 13

March Linlithgow Ormond Rothesay Pursuivants and Heralds of Arms of Scotland: Portcullis Rouge Dragon Norfolk The Choir of Westminster Abbey Mr James O'Donnell Organist and Master of the Choristers Windsor Lady Usher of the Black Rod Norroy and Ulster King of Arms Director of the Royal Collection Beadle Pursuivants and Heralds of Arms of England: Master of the Horse Richmond Kings of Arms: Lord Lyon King of Arms Household of Queen Elizabeth II: Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office Falkland 6 Unicorn Carrick Marchmont Bluemantle Wales Maltravers York Clarenceux King of Arms Garter Principal King of Arms Lord Steward Master of the Household

Keeper of the Privy Purse The Queen's Page The Queen's Page Primatial Cross of York The King's Almsmen The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell Archbishop of York, Primate of England and Metropolitan The Reverend Robert Latham Minor Canon and Sacrist Verger Verger The Cross of Westminster and Lights The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon Steward and Archdeacon of Westminster The Right Reverend Anthony Ball Canon of Westminster and Rector of St Margaret's Church Mr Paul Baumann CBE Receiver General Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE High Bailiff of Westminster Primatial Cross of Canterbury The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England and Metropolitan Private Secretary Verger 7 Palace Steward The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner The Reverend David Stanton Sub-Dean and Canon Treasurer

Dean's Verger The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE Dean of Westminster Pall Bearers Lord Chamberlain HER MAJESTY'S COFFIN surmounted by The Imperial State Crown, The Orb and The Sceptre and borne by the Bearer Party The Queen Consort Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence The Duke of York The Countess of Wessex and Forfar The Princess of Wales Princess Charlotte of Wales The Duchess of Sussex The Earl of Snowdon Prince Michael of Kent Pall Bearers Earl Marshal The Duke of Gloucester THE KING 8 The Princess Royal The Earl of Wessex and Forfar The Prince of Wales Prince George of Wales The Duke of Sussex Mr Peter Phillips The Duke of Kent Household of The former Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall: Private Secretary Principal Private Secretary Equerry Master of the Household Household of The Prince and Princess of Wales: Equerry

All remain standing. The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE, Dean of Westminster, gives THE BIDDING N grief and also in profound we come to this House of God, to a of prayer, to a church where remembrance and hope are sacred duties. Here, where Queen Elizabeth was married and crowned, we gather from across the nation, from the Commonwealth, and from the nations of the world, to mourn our loss, to remember her long life of selfless service, and in sure confidence to commit her to the mercy of God our maker and redeemer. With gratitude we remember her unswerving commitment to a high calling over so many years as Queen and Head of the Commonwealth. With admiration we recall her life-long sense of duty and dedication to her people. With thanksgiving we praise God for her constant example of Christian faith and devotion. With affection we recall her love for her family and her commitment to the causes she held dear. Now, in silence, let us in our hearts and minds recall our many reasons for thanksgiving, pray for all members of her family, and commend Queen Elizabeth to the care and keeping of almighty God. A brief silence is kept. MERCIFUL God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection Om of our shall have, though he d whosoever liveth, and believeth in him, shall not die eternally; who hast taught us, by his holy Apostle Saint Paul, not to be sorry, as men without hope, for them that sleep in him: We meekly beseech thee, O Father, to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness; that, when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him, as our hope is this our sister doth; and that, at the general Resurrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight; and receive that blessing, which thy well-beloved Son shall then pronounce to all that love and fear thee, saying, Come, ye blessed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world. Grant this, we beseech thee, O merciful Father, through Jesus Christ, our mediator and redeemer. Amen.

All sing HE day thou gavest, Lord, is ended, darkness falls at thy behest; to thee our morning hymns ascended, thy praise shall sanctify our rest. THE the THE HYMN We thank thee that thy Church unsleeping, while earth rolls onward into light, through all the world her watch is keeping, and rests not now by day or night. As o'er each continent and island the dawn leads on another day, the voice of prayer is never silent, nor dies the strain of praise away. The sun that bids us rest is waking our brethren 'neath the western sky, and hour by hour fresh lips are making thy wondrous doings heard on high. So be it, Lord; thy throne shall never, like earth's proud empires, pass away; thy kingdom stands, and grows for ever, till all thy creatures own thy sway. St Clement Clement Scholefield (1839–1904) arranged by James O'Donnell (b 1961) IO John Ellerton (1826-93)

All sit. The Right Honourable the Baroness Scotland of Asthal KC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, reads No OW is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. Thanks be to God. All remain seated. The choir sings THE FIRST LESSON THE PSALM IKE as the hart desireth the water-brooks : so longeth my soul after thee, O God. soul is athirst for Gord, yea, even the when shalt & : Judith Weir CBE (b 1954) composed for this Service 1 Corinthians 15: 20-26, 53-end appear before the presence of God? My tears have been my meat day and night : while they daily say unto me, Where is now thy God? Now when I think thereupon, I pour out my heart by myself for I went with the multitude, and brought them forth into the house of God; In the voice of praise and thanksgiving: among such as keep holy-day. Why art thou so full of heaviness, O my soul : and why art thou so disquieted within me? Put thy trust in God : for I will yet give him thanks for the help of his countenance. II Psalm 42: 1-7

The Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, reads L ET not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In Father's my house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I and go prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father. Thanks be to God. All stand to sing THE SECOND LESSON The choir sings THE HYMN HE Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want; THE he makes me down to lie in pastures green; he leadeth me the quiet waters by. My soul he doth restore again, and me to walk doth make within the paths of righteousness, e'en for his own name's sake. Yea, though I walk through death's dark vale, yet will I fear none ill; for thou art with me, and thy rod and staff me comfort still. 12 John 14:1-9a

All sing My table thou hast furnishèd in presence of my foes; my head thou dost with oil anoint, and my cup overflows. Goodness and mercy all life my shall surely follow me; and in God's house for evermore my dwelling place shall be. Crimond attributed to Jessie Seymour Irvine (1836–87) harmony by David Grant (1833–93) descant by William Baird Ross (1871–1950) All remain seated. The choir sings THE SERMON The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England and Metropolitan from Songs of Farewell Hubert Parry (1848–1918) THE ANTHEM Mr Y soul, there is a country Far beyond the stars, Where stands a wingèd sentry All skilful in the wars: There above noise, and danger, Sweet Peace sits crowned with smiles, And One born in a manger Commands the beauteous files. Psalm 23 in Scottish Psalter 1650 13 He is thy gracious friend, And (O my soul, awake!) Did in pure love descend, To die here for thy sake. Leave then thy foolish ranges, For none can thee secure, But One who never changes, Thy God, thy Life, thy Cure. If thou canst get but thither, There grows the flower of Peace, The Rose that cannot wither, Thy fortress, and thy ease. Henry Vaughan (1621–95)

The Reverend Mark Birch, Minor Canon and Precentor, leads THE PRAYERS In confidence and trust, let us pray to the Father. All kneel or remain seated. The Reverend Dr Iain Greenshields, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, says Let us give thanks to God for Queen Elizabeth's long life and reign, recalling with gratitude her gifts of wisdom, diligence, and service. O GOD, from whom cometh everything that is upright and true: accept our thanks for the gifts of heart and mind that thou didst bestow upon thy daughter Elizabeth, and which she showed forth among us in her words and deeds; and grant that we may have grace to live our lives in accordance with thy will, to seek the good of others, and to remain faithful servants unto our lives' end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Ms Shermara Fletcher, Principal Officer for Pentecostal and Charismatic Relations, Churches Together in England, says Confident in God's love and compassion, let us pray for all those whose hearts are heavy with grief and sorrow. LMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort: deal graciously, we pray thee, with those who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Bishop of London and Dean of His Majesty's Chapels Royal, says Let us pray for His Majesty The King and all the Royal Family; that they may know the sustaining power of God's love and the prayerful fellowship of God's people. A LMIGHTY God, the fountain of all goodness, we humbly beseech thee to bless our most gracious Sovereign Lord King Charles, Camilla The Queen Consort, William Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family: endue them with thy Holy Spirit, enrich them with thy heavenly grace; prosper them with all happiness; and bring them to thine everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Reverend Canon Helen Cameron, Moderator of the Free Churches Group, says In recognition of Queen Elizabeth's service to this United Kingdom, let us rejoice in her unstinting devotion to duty, her compassion for her subjects, and her counsel to her ministers; and we pray for the continued health and prosperity of this Nation. 14

LMIGHTY God, whose will it is that all thy children should serve thee in serving A grace to work together with honest and faithful hearts, each caring for the good of all; that, seeking first thy kingdom and its righteousness, they may possess all things needful for their daily sustenance and the common good; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, says Let us give thanks for Queen Elizabeth's commitment to the Commonwealth throughout her reign, for her service and dedication to its peoples, and for the rich bonds of unity and mutual support she sustained. O ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, hear our prayer for the Commonwealth, and grant it the guidance of thy wisdom. Inspire those in authority, that they may promote justice and the common good; give to all its citizens the spirit of mutual honour and respect; and grant to us all grace to strive for the establishment of righteousness and peace; for the honour of thy name. Amen. The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York, Primate of England and Metropolitan, says We give thanks to God for Queen Elizabeth's loyalty to the faith she inherited through her baptism and confirmation, and affirmed at her coronation; for her unswerving devotion to the Gospel; and for her steadfast service as Supreme Governor of the Church of England. ORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; given to serve thee in all good works, to the glory of thy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Precentor says Let us pray that we may be given grace to live as those who believe in the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, and the resurrection to eternal life. RING us, O Lord God, at our last awakening into the house and gate of heaven, to so gate dwell in that where there shall be nor dazzling, but one equal light; no noise nor silence, but one equal music; no fears nor hopes, but one equal possession; no ends nor beginnings, but one equal eternity; in the habitation of thy glory and dominion, world without end. Amen. 15 John Donne (1572-1631)

The choir sings O Ralph Vaughan Williams composed for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953 The Precentor concludes All stand to sing TASTE and see how gracious the Lord is : blest is the man that trusteth in him. 6² In confidence and hope, let us pray to the Father in the words our Saviour taught us, O UR Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. L THE HYMN OVE divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven, to earth come down, fix in us thy humble dwelling, all thy faithful mercies crown. Jesu, thou art all compassion, pure unbounded love thou art; visit us with thy salvation, enter every trembling heart. Psalm 34: 8 16

Blaenwern William Rowlands (1860-1937) arranged by James O'Donnell All remain standing for Come, almighty to deliver, let us all thy life receive; suddenly return, and never, never more thy temples leave. Thee we would be always blessing, serve thee as thy hosts above, pray, and praise thee, without ceasing, glory in thy perfect love. Finish then thy new creation, pure and spotless let us be; let us see thy great salvation, perfectly restored in thee, changed from glory into glory till in heaven we take our place, till we cast our crowns before thee, lost in wonder, love, and praise! THE COMMENDATION Charles Wesley (1707-88) The Archbishop of Canterbury says Let us commend to the mercy of God, our maker and redeemer, the soul of Elizabeth, our late Queen. H EAVENLY Father, King of kings, Lord and giver of life, who of thy grace in creation didst form mankind in thine own image, and in thy great love offerest us life eternal in Christ Jesus; claiming the promises of thy most blessed Son, we entrust the soul of Elizabeth, our sister here departed, to thy merciful keeping, in sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life, when Christ shall be all in all; who died and rose again to save us, and now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, in glory for ever. Amen. O forth, O Christian soul, from this world, in the name of God the Father who created thee; in the name of Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who suffered for thee; in the name of the Holy Spirit, who was poured out upon thee and anointed thee. In communion with all the blessed saints, and aided by the angels and archangels and all the armies of the heavenly host, may thy portion this day be in peace, and thy dwelling in the heavenly Jerusalem. Amen. 17

All remain standing. The choir sings WH ´HO shall separate us from the love of Christ? Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Alleluia! Amen. Sir James MacMillan CBE (b 1959) composed for this Service The Dean pronounces THE ANTHEM All remain standing for OD grant to the living grace; to the departed rest; to the Church, The King, the Silence is kept. THE BLESSING everlasting; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen. All sing THE LAST POST REVEILLE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM Romans 8: 35a, 38b-end Go OD save our gracious King, long live our noble King, God save The King. Send him victorious, happy and glorious, long to reign over us: God save The King. 18

Thy choicest gifts in store on him be pleased to pour, long may he reign. May he defend our laws, and ever give us cause to sing with heart and voice: God save The King! arranged by Gordon Jacob (1895-1984) All remain standing. The Queen's Piper, Warrant Officer Class 1 (Pipe Major) Paul Burns, plays Sleep, dearie, sleep All remain standing as the Coffin and Processions leave the church. The Sub-Organist plays Fantasia in C minor BWV 562 THE PROCESSION OF THE COFFIN Primatial Cross of York The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell Archbishop of York, Primate of England and Metropolitan Verger The Reverend Robert Latham Minor Canon and Sacrist Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) The Cross of Westminster and Lights Primatial Cross of Canterbury The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England and Metropolitan 19 traditional Mr Paul Baumann CBE Receiver General The Reverend Mark Birch Minor Canon and Precentor Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE High Bailiff of Westminster

Music after the service: Allegro maestoso (Sonata in G Op 28) Edward Elgar Later in the afternoon, the bells of the Abbey are rung fully-muffled by the Westminster Abbey Company of Ringers in a peal of Stedman Caters, comprising 5096 changes. Members of the Congregation are requested to remain in their places until invited to move by the Honorary Stewards. The Queen Consort THE KING Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence The Princess Royal The Duke of York The Countess of Wessex and Forfar The Earl of Wessex and Forfar The Princess of Wales The Prince of Wales Princess Charlotte of Wales Prince George of Wales The Duchess of Sussex The Duke of Sussex The Earl of Snowdon Mr Peter Phillips The Duke of Gloucester Prince Michael of Kent The Duke of Kent Verger The Venerable Tricia Hillas Canon Steward and Archdeacon of Westminster The Reverend Dr James Hawkey Canon Theologian and Almoner The Right Reverend Anthony Ball Canon of Westminster and Rector of St Margaret’s Church The Reverend David Stanton Sub-Dean and Canon Treasurer Dean’s Verger The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle MBE Dean of Westminster HER MAJESTY’S COFFIN 20

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'Creepy' voiceover on ITV's coverage of Queen's funeral has viewers terrified

'Creepy' voiceover on ITV's coverage of Queen's funeral has viewers terrified

Viewers who tuned into ITV’s coverage of the Queen’s funeral got more than they bargained for on Monday after hearing a creepy voiceover on their feeds.

The broadcaster was showing live footage of the hearse carrying the late monarch’s coffin out of London when there was a technical issue and a whispered voice could be heard.

For a moment, the male commentator who had been observing proceedings on the feed cut out and was temporarily replaced by the hushed tones of a women.

While it’s hard to make out, she appeared to say: “The death is irreversible… the fact that she’s trapped…”

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\u201cI\u2019m obsessed with this what the hell happened @itvnews\u201d — an ancient man (@an ancient man) 1663600742

After another technical glitch, things resumed as normal with the main commentator taking over again.

Safe to say, though, the strange intervention left people on social media a little creeped out.

People put forward their theories on the strange incident. Others, though, pointed out that grief expert Julia Samuel had just been interviewed on the channel and it sounded like her mic had been accidentally left on.

\u201call state funerals should include a ghostly voice stating "death is irreversible"\u201d — Friend of Babu Frik (@Friend of Babu Frik) 1663607198
\u201c@goulcher @itvnews "That was "Death is Irreversible" by She, from their new album, Trapped."\u201d — an ancient man (@an ancient man) 1663600742
\u201c@goulcher @itvnews @BBC was anyone talking at the moment this clip starts? Many people hear Lady Diana saying death is irreversible and she is trapped. Please check!\u201d — an ancient man (@an ancient man) 1663600742
\u201cI remain sceptical on this, but if it's unaltered audio/video then it's weird. \n\nDuring an @itvnews shot of the Queens funeral procession a woman's voice can be heard saying "The death is irreversible and the fact that she's trapped..." before she is then cut off by a news anchor\u201d — Project Unity (@Project Unity) 1663621226
\u201cI\u2019ve over-thought that \u201cthe death is irreversible\u201d thing, have spooked my own self, and I really wish I wasn\u2019t alone tonight.\u201d — Spag (@Spag) 1663625075
\u201c@Otto_English "OK, now whisper, the death is irreversible, and now she's trapped."\u201d — Otto English (@Otto English) 1663623539
\u201c@28yl @itvnews I heard it live, it was the grief counsellor who went on to say death is irreversible after when they went back onto air.\u201d — an ancient man (@an ancient man) 1663600742

Whatever it was, it was one of the stranger moments from the coverage of yesterday’s service.

Meanwhile, it was revealed this week that Some 250,000 people joined the queue to see Queen Elizabeth II lying-in-state in Westminster Hall.

King Charles III and other royal family members will observe another week of mourning for the Queen after she was laid to rest on Monday at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, alongside the Duke of Edinburgh, her parents King George VI and the Queen Mother, and her sister Princess Margaret.

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King Charles and Queen Camilla Send 'Heartfelt Prayers' to Lady Gabriella After Husband's 'Shock' Death

Thomas Kingston died at age 45, less than five years after his royal wedding to Lady Gabriella

Stephanie Petit is a Royals Editor, Writer and Reporter at PEOPLE.

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King Charles  and  Queen Camilla are supporting  Lady Gabriella following the unexpected death of her husband, Thomas Kingston.

It was announced on Tuesday that Kingston, a British financier, died at age 45 on Sunday. A cause of death has not been determined, but no suspicious circumstances or other parties are involved.

A palace spokesperson said on Tuesday, "The King and The Queen have been informed of Thomas’s death and join Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and all those who knew him in grieving a much-loved member of the family. In particular, Their Majesties send their most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Gabriella and to all the Kingston family."

A statement released on behalf of Lady Gabriella, Martin and Jill Kingston, Joanna Connolly and Emma Murray said, "It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the death of Thomas Kingston, our beloved husband, son and brother. Tom was an exceptional man who lit up the lives of all who knew him. His death has come as a great shock to the whole family, and we ask you to respect our privacy as we mourn his passing."

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Lady Gabriella, 42, is the only daughter of Prince Michael of Kent, who is first cousins with  Queen Elizabeth .

Lady Gabriella and Kingston's bond with King Charles, 76, and Queen Camilla, 75, was often displayed during public outings. In June 2023, the foursome cheered together from the Royal Box at Royal Ascot as the King and Queen's horse competed.

Less than two weeks ago, Lady Gabriella and Kingston joined Queen Camilla at a Celebration of Shakespeare event on Feb. 14.

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Lady Gabriella and Kingston often joined the royal family at events in recent years such as a memorial service for Prince Philip in March 2022, Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022 and Queen Elizabeth's funeral in Sept. 2022.

Many members of the royal family also attended Lady Gabriella and Kingston's May 2019 wedding at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, including Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry (making a surprise appearance  just weeks after his son was born ).

Hours before news of Kingston's death was made public, Queen Camilla joined Lady Gabriella's parents, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and other royal family members at the service of Thanksgiving  at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle honoring King Constantine of Greece, who died last year.

The late King of Greece was a godfather to Lady Gabriella, and she  attended his funeral last year  on behalf of  Prince William , who was also one of Constantine's godchildren. Although Prince William  dropped out of attending the service  on Tuesday due to personal reasons, it's understood that his absence was not connected to Kingston's death.

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King Charles did not attend the service in honor of King Constantine as he continued to stay largely out of the public eye amid his cancer treatment . The monarch revealed his cancer diagnosis publicly earlier this month.

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Lip Reader: What George and Charlotte Said at Queen's Funeral

M any people in the U.K. and around the world mourned along with the royal family when Queen Elizabeth II died . Ten days after the longest-reigning British monarch’s death, her state funeral was held at Westminster Abbey in London. It wasn’t known until that very day if any of the Prince and Princess of Wales’ ( formerly Kate Middleton ) three children would be there.

On Sept. 19, 2022, prior to the start of the service, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were seen arriving with their mother. Here’s what a lip reader observed the siblings saying before heading inside the Abbey for their great-grandmother’s funeral.

Lip reader decodes what George and Charlotte said before walking into Westminster Abbey

After getting out of the car the young prince and princess were ushered to clergy members who were standing outside ready to greet them. Lip reading expert Jeremy Freeman deciphered what the children said as they met the clergy gathered in front of the Abbey.

He told OK! that after the priest bent down to shake Charlotte’s hand, she replied: “Pleasure to meet you.” And according to Freeman, when the clergy members spoke to George he politely said: “Good morning.”

But that wasn’t the only comments lip readers saw from the eldest Wales children that day. Charlotte was later seen giving her brother specific instructions about what to do after the funeral when Queen Elizabeth’s coffin went past them.

What Princess Charlotte told Prince George to do as the queen’s coffin went by

Following the state funeral, Queen Elizabeth’s coffin left Westminster Abbey and made its final journey to Windsor. She was interred there after a committal service and private burial at the King George VI Memorial Chapel which is also the final resting place of her father, her mother, her sister, and her husband Prince Philip.

In a video widely shared that day, Charlotte could be seen instructing George on the proper protocol. And when cameras panned to the two, the princess appeared to tell her brother “You need to bow” when their Gan Gan’s coffin came past them.

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Dozens of people commented on the adorable interaction of Charlotte letting her brother know what they needed to do.

“She’ll always be an advisor to him. This is lovely to see the roots of their adult relationship,” one person wrote.

“Princess Charlotte is already such a great leader! More together & professional than most adults,” another posted.

A third chimed in: “She’s the boss … Princess Charlotte is one of a kind, beautiful and smart.” And a fourth opined: “Charlotte is so much like our beloved late queen.”

Several commenters also discussed how much George and Charlotte reminded them of two other royal siblings.

“A sister that will guide her brother later when he becomes king. Like Princess Anne is to King Charles. A beautiful bond between them,” one said while a second added: “She will be like Princess Anne forever helping and [giving] guidance when needed.”

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