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Who were the pallbearers who carried Queen’s coffin for funeral

BY Sharmeen Hussain Sep 21, 2022. 06:34 pm UPDATED: Sep 21, 2022. 06:34 pm

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The Queen’s pallbearers were complimented for their skill and composure as they carried the Queen’s casket at her state burial on September 19.

Here, we look at the men who helped the nation’s longest-reigning monarch carry his casket.

Who were the pallbearers who carried Queen’s coffin for funeral

Soldiers from the Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, made up the bearer party.

Twelve people were in the group, however only eight were observed carrying the Queen’s coffin inside Westminster Abbey and back out again.

Even while we do not know the names of every pallbearer, we do know that Company Sergeant Major Dean Jones oversaw the group.

Throughout the day, married father-of-one Jones walked in front of Her Majesty’s oak casket.

He has served two deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq and has had numerous encounters with the Queen.

Fletcher Cox, a Jersey native who was on his squad and sitting at the back of the coffin, was 19 years old.

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Cox participated in the Army Cadet Force at his school and was given the Lieutenant-medal Governor’s in 2018, the highest honour a Jersey cadet can achieve.

Second Lieutenant Freddie Hobbs from West Sussex was in charge of giving orders to the bearer party from the back.

As part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant, Hobbs also participated.

Luke Simpson, a dedicated member of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards from Selston, Nottinghamshire, was also involved in carrying the coffin.

As part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant, Hobbs also participated.

Luke Simpson, a dedicated member of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards from Selston, Nottinghamshire, was also involved in carrying the coffin.

Lee Anderson, an Ashfield MP, commended Luke and a man by the name of Aaron, writing: “Ashley Lads Luke and Aaron fulfilling their responsibilities and filling Ashfield with immense pride. serving the country and the queen.”

The lead of the eight pallbearers was Northumberland native David Sanderson from Morpeth.

Sanderson’s proud grandfather Lee Dixon, praised his grandson on Facebook, picking him out as the “blond haired one at the front, on the left of the coffin”.

How much did the Queen Elizabeth’s coffin weigh?

The Queen’s coffin, which was made 30 years ago, is thought to weigh anywhere between 250kg and 317kg.

 

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