The Queen’s death in numbers

4.1 billion people worldwide were predicted to watch the Queen’s funeral on TV.

2,300 police officers oversaw the Queen’s final journey from Westminster Abbey to Windsor Castle.

1,300 officers were stationed on the route between London and Windsor.

1,000 police officers and military personnel lined the route from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch, where the Queen’s coffin was transported by gun carriage.

10,000 officers were commissioned to police Operation London Bridge following the Queen’s death.

5,949 military personnel were deployed throughout the operation.

3,000 officers were drafted from outside of London.

2,000 guests attended the Queen’s funeral service in Westminster Abbey. The guest list ranged from King Charles III and other royals to world leaders including US President Joe Biden to members of the British public who helped battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

 800 guests attended a committal service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

8 miles was the maximum length of the queue for seeing the Queen lying in state. The queue stretched from Southwark Park along the south bank of the River Thames to Westminster Hall.

More than 500,000 mourners queued up to see the Queen lying in state in Westminster Hall.

125 movie theatres broadcast the funeral live.

22 miles of barriers were erected in central London alone to control crowds and keep key areas around the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace secure.

1,000,000 people were expected to visit the capital today to pay their respects to the Queen.

2,868 diamonds, along with 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 269 pearls, and 4 rubies sparkle in the Imperial State Crown that rested on the Queen’s coffin.

1,650 military personnel were involved in the procession of the Queen’s coffin from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch after her funeral service.

Featured image: courtesy of BBC iPlayer

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