WINDSOR, UK (WFXR) – Mourners gathered outside Windsor Castle Sunday ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s burial with her husband Prince Philip at St. George’s Chapel Monday.
People traveled from all over the UK to leave flowers at the royal residence where other members of the Windsor family are also laid to rest. Isobel Ganderton and her daughter left home around 6 a.m. to visit the town and reflect on the Queen’s 70 year reign.
“Just remembering her for what she did for the commonwealth, the country, the world, really just a remarkable woman,” she said. “Lovely to see how many people are here as well from all sorts of faiths and walks of life.”
The town of Windsor was bustling with people just starting to get in line to leave flowers and notes in her memory.
Caroline Glancy lives in Windsor and has seen the queen multiple times. She says her affection for the town was obvious.
“It’s very sad because she would have normally been here but she was up in Balmoral for a few weeks,” said Glancy. “She was the epitome of the town you know, she just represented the whole of Windsor.”
Staff organizing the crowds say cards and letters left for the queen will be saved in an archive.