As tributes to the late Queen Elizabeth II continued, Nigel Farage believes “we are seeing the best of Britain.”
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II was carried from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday afternoon, with the King and the Royal Family following in solemn procession to the lying-in-state.
The Queen’s coffin was draped with a Royal Standard and adorned with the priceless, glittering Imperial State Crown as it was pulled on a gun carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.
Multitudes of mourners flocked to see Queen Elizabeth II leave the official residence where she spent so much of her working life at the heart of the nation, with viewing areas declared full before the procession began.
The lines to enter the venue are already miles long, despite the presence of over 1,000 volunteers.
On GB News’ Farage, Nigel said of today’s events, “At exactly 2.22pm, the procession left the front gates of Buckingham Palace.
“The Queen’s coffin there on a gun carriage and it took 38 minutes to make its way up the Mall to its resting place in Westminster Hall where it’s going to be for the next four days and four nights.
“Literally behind this window as I speak to you, there are people filing over Lambeth Bridge, queuing for miles down the river. It’s all very orderly.
“But to see the Royal Family in full public view of the road, still I’m sure in grief, but walking slowly and steadily behind that coffin.
“It was a very, very solemn, very, very sombre moment.”
He added: “There were no hand claps, no applause, no cheering, some of which we saw when the Queen’s body arrived at Buckingham Palace last night which I must say did rather surprise me.
“Perhaps it was just emotional relief from those who had been out there waiting in the rain.
“And I have to say a combination of that and what I’ve seen with the people lining up along the Southbank of the Thames tonight to go and pay their respects.
“I genuinely really, truly believe we are seeing the best of Britain, it’s all being done in our own, rather gentle way but it is being done brilliantly and people are responding to it enormously.”
Farage added, “It really was the most extraordinary, historic, and I must say very solemn afternoon in London.”