Lorraine Kelly praises the Queen's pallbearers

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Lorraine Kelly praised the pallbearers at the Queen's funeral. (ITV)
Lorraine Kelly praised the pallbearers at the Queen's funeral. (ITV)

Lorraine Kelly has praised the pallbearers who carried the Queen's coffin during her funeral procession.

Posting an image on social media of the pallbearers walking the coffin into Westminster Abbey, she also praised the soldiers for their conduct during the ceremony.

The TV broadcaster wrote: "These lads were faultless - such a difficult duty carried out impeccably."

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Britain's King Charles III, Camilla, Queen Consort, Anne, Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex follow behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top of it carried by pallbearers as it departs Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Pallbearers carrying the Queen's coffin. (Getty Images)

The pallbearers were also praised by journalist and broadcaster Dawn Neesom, who wrote on Twiter: "The pallbearers, Naval ratings pulling the gun carriage and military musicians did themselves proud. That was not an easy ask."

Radio presenter Cole Moreton was also complimentary: "Somebody buy those lads a beer, they've put in a hell of a shift."

Bestselling author of Me Before You, Jojo Moyes, was also in awe of the pallbearers, commenting: "The extraordinary choreography of it all, the drumbeat, the strangeness of so many watching over one tiny totemic female body, the pallbearers’ faces pressed against the coffin, Princess Charlotte’s swinging legs."

Jamie East tweeted: "BAFTA for the DoP, big hug to the pallbearers especially the poor lad sweating his arse off. When’s he going to pick up that bit of paper tho."

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, into her State Funeral at Westminster Abbey, in London on September 19, 2022. (Photo by James Manning / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JAMES MANNING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Pallbearers carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II. (AFP via Getty Images)

The coffin bearers for the Queen's funeral were from Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards of which the Queen was the company commander.

The Queen's Company will retain its name up until the monarch is laid to rest, and will later change to reflect the new King.

When the Queen died, the unit were deployed on active duty in Iraq but were called back to the UK for the funeral.

According to Ben Tubana, who is one of the pallbearers, each of the soliders were selected "solely on performance" and were asked to volunteer for the role.

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