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Queen Elizabeth II's Last Flight Is The Most Tracked In History
The death of Queen Elizabeth II is only outpaced by the ceremonies leading up to her funeral. After her death in Scotland, her coffin spent a few days there. When that leg of her final journey was over, officials flew her body from Edinburgh to London on September 13. That flight attracted “just over 5 million viewers,” the most in recorded history.
According to Reuters, a flight tracking platform called Flightradar24 “reported that 4.79 million people watched the flight live online, with a further quarter of a million people watching on its YouTube channel.”
Flightradar24 remarked in an email, “seventy years after her first flight as Queen aboard the BOAC Argonaut ‘Atalanta,’ Queen Elizabeth II’s final flight is the most tracked flight in Flightradar24 history.”
The flight carrying the British sovereign attracted more than twice the amount of the previous record holder. The U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, flew to Taiwan in August. That attracted 2.2 million viewers.
King Charles III and the rest of the royal family, “received the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday,” reported Hindustan Times.
The burial will take place at Windsor Castle on September 19.