WATCH: Coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

Queen Elizabeth II has been laid to rest after an emotional service at both Westminster Abbey and St. George Chapel at Windsor Castle. Watch the shortened one-hour version of Mondays service.

By News Staff

The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who died after seven decades on the throne, was held in London today.

The funeral drew the world’s most powerful and ordinary people alike, who poured into the United Kingdom’s capital city to pay tribute to its longest-reigning monarch.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden attended the ceremony at historic Westminster Abbey, with other world leaders, royalty, church leaders and members of the public who have been recognized for their service.

With millions around the world tuning in to watch the day’s events, CityNews is broadcasting a six-hour live news special anchored by award-winning journalist Lisa LaFlamme.

LaFlamme has been on special assignment on the ground in London, providing in-depth coverage and special reports on this pivotal moment in history.

Leading the live special, LaFlamme was joined by Royal historian and author Helen Carr, award-winning Canadian culture author Daniel Richler, as well as other special guests to bring this unprecedented world event home to Canadians.

Also reporting from London were CityNews reporters Cynthia Mulligan and Tammie Sutherland, who joined LaFlamme as part of the extensive multiplatform coverage.

“Queen Elizabeth was an icon, a world leader, a mother and a beloved grandmother. Celebrating her extraordinary life and legacy on this monumental day is a privilege,” said LaFlamme.

In addition to the CityNews live special of the funeral, audiences can stream continuous coverage throughout the day, with reports from LaFlamme on CityNews’ suite of stations across the country.

Listen to CityNews 680's special coverage of the Queen's funeral now!

With files from The Canadian Press

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