Saturday is King Charles III's coronation and the British capital is getting ready. Before Charles is coronated, we look back at the ceremonies and festivities when Queen Elizabeth II's was crowned.
Queen Elizabeth II
The crowd at Westminster Abbey defended their spots along the sidewalk and atop concrete walls with ferocity, but otherwise formed a warm and united impromptu community.
Tributes were paid. But for many of the queen's former colonial subjects, her life and death are a reminder of a painful history of exploitation and racism. Others just didn't give it much thought.
In Peckham, about a 30-minute drive from the center of London, many people were going about their weekend as usual. While they're sad about the queen's death, they see it as an opportunity for reform.
Dozens of groups had set up tents, sleeping bags, folding chairs and pizza box towers along the blocked-off street where Queen Elizabeth II's casket will travel for the funeral procession.
Gift shops in London are selling souvenirs marking the queen's death, everything from shirts, mugs, posters and more with messages like "Gone but not forgotten" and "Forever in our hearts."
World leaders and members of the public, including national health workers, are invited to pay tribute to the United Kingdom's longest-reigning monarch.
Thousands of people have been lining up in London to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state. They say the 10+ hour wait is worth it to thank the queen for her service — and can even be pretty fun.
Citizens from across the U.K. have traveled to London ahead of Elizabeth's state funeral on Monday to pay their respects in person to Britain's longest-serving monarch.
Within seconds of the news of Queen Elizabeth II's death, an army of Wikipedia editors rushed to update her page on the site. It was chaos.