Friends Wendy Formstone, 72, and Sally Turner, 57, from Liphook were among those who wanted to be together to watch the farewell to the Queen.
Wendy said: “I’ve had a very busy weekend with my daughter’s wedding so I haven’t watched as much as I wanted.
“I didn’t want to stop at home and we have this beautiful, wonderful village cinema and I wanted to support it, and with a friend.
“I haven’t really known anyone else, I’m too young to remember the King. I’m keeping all the souvenir booklets for my grandchildren.”
Wendy, whose father was a senior officer in the RAF, said: “I went to two royal garden parties in 1969 and I met the Queen at them. I’ve also ridden in competitions against Princess Anne – I beat her in a jump-off at Tweseldown!”
Sally – who met the Queen Mother while working at a military hospital, and also once met Prince Edward – said: “I would echo how wonderful it is to have a village cinema here. This is a fantastic facility and long may it last.”
Speaking about the royals before the service, she added: “I have a lot of admiration for the sense of duty and loyalty they hold. This funeral is about everything the Queen did and represented. It will be a very emotional occasion.”
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