Queens funeral visible from space as satellite images show massive turnout

The Queen's funeral procession in London was visible from space, stunning new satellite images have shown.

Around two million mourners lined the streets of London yesterday (Monday, September 19) to pay tributes to Her Majesty 11 days after her death aged 96.

And now new images from satellites taken above London show the procession and mourners around Hyde Park and Westminster Abbey, as scores of people headed towards Hyde Park.

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The official number of mourners has not yet been revealed, but at one stage all public viewing areas for the funeral procession were closed because they were so full.

One person who definitely didn't need space photos to see the procession was a farmer just off the A30.

He had an ingenious idea to secure himself an elevated position from which to witness the historic occasion – from the bucket of his blue tractor.

In a picture, posted on Reddit and labelled "Perks of Being a Farmer", the man is shown standing high on the fully raised front loader of a tractor to peer over the gathered crowds at the procession of cars following that transporting Her Majesty on her final journey to St George's Chapel.

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People were quickly moved – but not in the way you might expect during a funeral – to comment on the unique image with one declaring: “There's something rather sweet and heart warming about this.”

A second quipped: “Hope he correctly calculated the moment on that tractor so he could enjoy this moment.”

But others were a little more concerned about the farmer's welfare, pointing out that health and safety regulations might have been breached by the somewhat precarious perch that had been used as a viewing point.

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One commented: “HSE just casually popping in for a farm inspection tomorrow…..”

Another said: "Come on people, they're not wrong. This is technically against health (and) safety guidelines.”

The funeral procession was called "London's biggest ever police operation" with forces being sent to London from all over the UK to make sure it went off without a hitch – which it did.

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