As hundreds of thousands of people gather in London to commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II in the days following her death, they are celebrating seven decades of service to her history and the way in which grace and humor Her work weaves the fabric of everyday life. . The scale of the public funeral was evident as crowds gathered to watch the final procession from London to Windsor in a Jaguar hearse designed by the queen herself.
Italian photojournalist Paolo Pellegrin was on the ground to record events as they unfolded. Ten-time World Press Photo Award winner, Pellegrin has his name on the books documenting conflicts and disasters around the globe, and in photographs of funeral scenes, he documents the infrastructure. layers of British grief and entangled emotions beneath the surface of patriotic displays and stoic faces. —The Queen’s family staff bid farewell at Buckingham Palace for a dazzling floral display.