A week later, on December 5th, there appeared a special
double number, ‘The Funeral of Queen Alexandra’
(Appendix List No. 89).
It illustrates the whole of those ceremonies connected with the funeral.
On November 26th the coffin had been removed from Sandringham to Wolferton
station; thence it went to King’s Cross station and St. James’s
Palace, and finally to the Chapel Royal where it was guarded throughout
the night. On the following day, with all the honour of military pageantry,
the coffin was borne to Westminster Abbey for the funeral service and
public lying-in-state. On November 28th there was a Memorial Service
in St. Paul’s, after which the body was removed from the Abbey
and taken to Windsor for the final burial of “the Sea King’
The cover, in muted colours, shows a figure in a white mourning tunic
holding an oil lamp, the light of which shines on the red and white
flowers surrounding a tomb stone.
This issue is number 4520, vol. 167, pages 1117-1196, measuring 38 x
27 cm and priced at one shilling.
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