More than 100,000 people visited Windsor as the town hosted the Procession and Committal Service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Following the State Funeral in Westminster Abbey, the Procession took in Albert Road and The Long Walk and included members of the Armed Forces, emergency services and Her Majesty’s personal staff. It preceded the Committal Service, which took place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Councillor Andrew Johnson, council leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, said: “We are deeply honoured that the Procession and Committal Service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II took place in our borough at The Long Walk and at Windsor Castle.
“It was an emotional and historic moment in time, that will last forever in our memories. As a Royal Borough, we are extremely proud of our close connection with the Royal Family and felt privileged to play our part in welcoming the Procession as it made its way to her final resting place at St George’s Chapel.
“We’d like to thank the thousands of people that have visited Windsor over recent days to pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as well as our partners, that have ensured the safe and smooth running of this historic event. Over recent days, we have experienced an unprecedented number of visitors into Windsor and we would also like to sincerely thank local businesses and residents for their patience, hospitality and understanding. I’d also like to thank our staff, who have worked tirelessly to ensure proceedings were observed smoothly and with dignity.
“On Monday, there were more than 900 stewards and 90 ambassadors working on the ground, who were on hand to assist visitors.
“We understand that, over the coming weeks, visitors may wish to continue to visit Windsor Castle to pay their respects. We will continue to work closely with a range of partners, including the Royal Household, the Armed Forces, emergency services, public transport companies and others to ensure that crowds continue to be managed appropriately.”
Assistant Chief Constable for Thames Valley Police, Tim De Meyer, said: “This was among the largest operations in our force history. I am very proud of the officers, staff and volunteers who worked so hard to ensure a safe and dignified committal for Her Majesty The Queen.
“I must also thank local residents and businesses and the many visitors to our town for their support and co-operation. It was a pleasure for colleagues to meet and speak with them over the last ten days. They made the event a privilege to police and helped us to do our final duty to Her Majesty.”
If you are planning on travelling to Windsor, roads and car parks are still expected to be busy, so using public transport is advised. Please check the latest information and services before travelling.
In addition to the train services provided by Great Western Railways and South West Railways, a number of bus services have routes into Windsor but please check before you travel: https://www.rbwm.gov.uk/home/transport-and-streets/public-transport/bus-route-information
If you are visiting Windsor to leave a floral tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, please ensure that you remove any plastic packaging from the flowers and leave them outside Cambridge Gate at the top of The Long Walk.
Her Majesty had many charities and patronages that she actively supported, should you wish to make a donation in her name instead. Please visit https://www.royal.uk/charities-and-patronages-1