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Princess of Wales shows support to Prince William and takes part in the Queen’s funeral procession 

Kate Middleton looked pensive today as she took part in the late Queen’s funeral procession and religious service at Westminster Abbey today. 

The new Princess of Wales, 40, has been by her husband’s since it was announced his grandmother had died last Thursday, and looked somber today as she walked behind the Sovereign’s coffin while it was moved from Buckingham Palace to Westminster. 

Members of the royal family including King Charles III, The Prince of Wales, the Duke of Sussex, Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex followed the Queen’s coffin on foot during the move through London. 

The Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall, as she is now known, looked somber as she followed the procession in a car. For the occasion, she wore a pair of pearl dropped earrings and a pearl brooch. 

This is the last time the Queen’s body will be moved before her funeral on Monday at Westminster Abbey. After the ceremony, it will be taken to her final resting place, her beloved Windsor Castle. 

The Princess of Wakes looked deep in thought as the Royal Family took part in a short religious service after the Queen's body arrived at Westminster Abbey this afternoon

The Princess of Wakes looked deep in thought as the Royal Family took part in a short religious service after the Queen’s body arrived at Westminster Abbey this afternoon 

The Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall looked grave as she and the Queen Consort made their way to Westminster Abbey today

The Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall looked grave as she and the Queen Consort made their way to Westminster Abbey today

The Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall looked grave as she and the Queen Consort made their way to Westminster Abbey today

Kate looked elegant in a black dress, which she adorned with a brooch made of three imposing pearls and a stem which matched her earrings. It matched the dropped earrings she wore for the occasion. 

The earrings belonged to Princess Diana and were a wedding gift to her from Collingwood Jewellers for her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981. 

Kate has worn them several times since she her wedding to Prince William, and sported them for her official 40th birthday portraits.  

Her hair was styled down, and she wore a small veil over her eyes this afternoon.  

The Princess of Wales stood quietly by her husband the Prince of Wales' side this afternoon. Her sister-in-law Meghan Markle was stood behind her

The Princess of Wales stood quietly by her husband the Prince of Wales' side this afternoon. Her sister-in-law Meghan Markle was stood behind her

The Princess of Wales stood quietly by her husband the Prince of Wales’ side this afternoon. Her sister-in-law Meghan Markle was stood behind her 

The Princess of Wales made a sweet nod to her late mother-in-law by wearing earrings that belonged to Princess Diana for the occasion

The Princess of Wales made a sweet nod to her late mother-in-law by wearing earrings that belonged to Princess Diana for the occasion

The Princess of Wales made a sweet nod to her late mother-in-law by wearing earrings that belonged to Princess Diana for the occasion 

Kate Middleton, who was also wearing pearl dropped earrings and a pearl brooch, with a small veil, looked deep in thought this afternoon

Kate Middleton, who was also wearing pearl dropped earrings and a pearl brooch, with a small veil, looked deep in thought this afternoon

Kate Middleton, who was also wearing pearl dropped earrings and a pearl brooch, with a small veil, looked deep in thought this afternoon 

The Queen Consort and Princess of Wales were united in grief in the car that following the mourning procession to Westminster

The Queen Consort and Princess of Wales were united in grief in the car that following the mourning procession to Westminster

The Queen Consort and Princess of Wales were united in grief in the car that following the mourning procession to Westminster 

The Princess of Wales sported an imposing brooch made of three leaves adorned with pearls and a stem which matched her earrings

The Princess of Wales sported an imposing brooch made of three leaves adorned with pearls and a stem which matched her earrings

The Princess of Wales sported an imposing brooch made of three leaves adorned with pearls and a stem which matched her earrings 

Meghan Markle was seen driving behind the procession in a car, alongside the Countess of Wessex, 57. Both women looked somber

Meghan Markle was seen driving behind the procession in a car, alongside the Countess of Wessex, 57. Both women looked somber

Meghan Markle was seen driving behind the procession in a car, alongside the Countess of Wessex, 57. Both women looked somber 

The Duke of Sussex's wife looked deep in thought as she followed the procession this afternoon. She had her hair in a neat bun

The Duke of Sussex's wife looked deep in thought as she followed the procession this afternoon. She had her hair in a neat bun

The Duke of Sussex’s wife looked deep in thought as she followed the procession this afternoon. She had her hair in a neat bun 

For William and Harry it will bring back painful memories of when they, aged 15 and 12, walked behind the coffin of their mother Princess Diana in 1997. 

More than 1million people are expected to queue in central London for up to 35 hours to walk past her casket – but experts believe only 400,000 will make it inside meaning 600,000 people will be left disappointed.

Well-wishers will begin filing past the coffin to mark the start of four-and-half days of the Queen lying in state.

A round-the-clock vigil will be mounted under the catafalque by officers of the Household Division, the King’s Body Guards of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, the King’s Body Guard for Scotland, the Royal Company of Archers and the King’s Body Guard the Yeomen of the Guard.

It will remain open 24 hours a day until at 6.30am on Monday. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to line the streets to pay their respects to the Queen.

The Queen's four children walked side-by-side behind the Monarch's coffin/ King Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Edward were in their military uniform. Prince Andrew wore a morning coat

The Queen's four children walked side-by-side behind the Monarch's coffin/ King Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Edward were in their military uniform. Prince Andrew wore a morning coat

The Queen’s four children walked side-by-side behind the Monarch’s coffin/ King Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Edward were in their military uniform. Prince Andrew wore a morning coat 

2.22pm: The gun carriage bearing the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II departs Buckingham Palace, transferring the coffin to The Palace of Westminster

2.22pm: The gun carriage bearing the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II departs Buckingham Palace, transferring the coffin to The Palace of Westminster

2.22pm: The gun carriage bearing the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II departs Buckingham Palace, transferring the coffin to The Palace of Westminster

The King stares at his mother's coffin as they begin their doleful final march together

The King stares at his mother's coffin as they begin their doleful final march together

The King stares at his mother’s coffin as they begin their doleful final march together

King Charles and his heir the Prince of Wales, who followed his father on yet another emotional day for the royals

King Charles and his heir the Prince of Wales, who followed his father on yet another emotional day for the royals

King Charles and his heir the Prince of Wales, who followed his father on yet another emotional day for the royals

Funeral marches played as the Queen was borne on a carriage that also carried her father in 1952 and her mother in 2002

Funeral marches played as the Queen was borne on a carriage that also carried her father in 1952 and her mother in 2002

Funeral marches played as the Queen was borne on a carriage that also carried her father in 1952 and her mother in 2002 

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1663165336 919 King Charles Prince Andrew William Harry Princess Anne and Edward

Harry and William stood side-by-side amid the ongoing feud between the siblings and hopes they may reconcile

A series of cars were seen leaving the Palace a brief moment after the procession began moving on foot towards Westminster Abbey

A series of cars were seen leaving the Palace a brief moment after the procession began moving on foot towards Westminster Abbey

A series of cars were seen leaving the Palace a brief moment after the procession began moving on foot towards Westminster Abbey

The King was seen walking side-by-side with this siblings behind the Queen's coffin during the poignant procession this afternoon

The King was seen walking side-by-side with this siblings behind the Queen's coffin during the poignant procession this afternoon

The King was seen walking side-by-side with this siblings behind the Queen’s coffin during the poignant procession this afternoon

Camilla arrived at Buckingham Palace moment before the procession began. The gun carriage, which carried the Queen's coffin, was followed by members of the royal family

Camilla arrived at Buckingham Palace moment before the procession began. The gun carriage, which carried the Queen's coffin, was followed by members of the royal family

Camilla arrived at Buckingham Palace moment before the procession began. The gun carriage, which carried the Queen’s coffin, was followed by members of the royal family 

The Queen Consort, 75, looked somber as she took part in the funeral procession for the King's mother this afternoon from Buckingham Palace

The Queen Consort, 75, looked somber as she took part in the funeral procession for the King's mother this afternoon from Buckingham Palace

The Queen Consort, 75, looked somber as she took part in the funeral procession for the King’s mother this afternoon from Buckingham Palace

The King's wife, who was wearing pearls, looked deep in thought as she made her way to the palace, accompanied by her trusted aide this afternoon

The King's wife, who was wearing pearls, looked deep in thought as she made her way to the palace, accompanied by her trusted aide this afternoon

The King's wife, who was wearing pearls, looked deep in thought as she made her way to the palace, accompanied by her trusted aide this afternoon

The King's wife, who was wearing pearls, looked deep in thought as she made her way to the palace, accompanied by her trusted aide this afternoon

The King’s wife, who was wearing pearls, looked deep in thought as she made her way to the palace, accompanied by her trusted aide this afternoon 

The Queen Consort, who was wearing pearl earrings and a pearl necklace, looked deep in thought as she arrived at the Palace today

The Queen Consort, who was wearing pearl earrings and a pearl necklace, looked deep in thought as she arrived at the Palace today

The Queen Consort, who was wearing pearl earrings and a pearl necklace, looked deep in thought as she arrived at the Palace today

The Queen Consort arrived at Buckingham Palace by herself ahead of her mother-in-law the Queen's funeral procession this afternoon

The Queen Consort arrived at Buckingham Palace by herself ahead of her mother-in-law the Queen's funeral procession this afternoon

The Queen Consort arrived at Buckingham Palace by herself ahead of her mother-in-law the Queen’s funeral procession this afternoon

The Queen Consort was accompanied by her private secretary Sophie Densham, who looked solemn sitting by her side in the car

The Queen Consort was accompanied by her private secretary Sophie Densham, who looked solemn sitting by her side in the car

The Queen Consort was accompanied by her private secretary Sophie Densham, who looked solemn sitting by her side in the car

The Queen Consort gently waved at royal fans as she arrived at Buckingham Palace, where the procession is departing from this afternoon

The Queen Consort gently waved at royal fans as she arrived at Buckingham Palace, where the procession is departing from this afternoon

The Queen Consort gently waved at royal fans as she arrived at Buckingham Palace, where the procession is departing from this afternoon

The sun shined down on Buckingham Palace as a pensive-looking Queen Consort, clad in black, was driven through the gates today

The sun shined down on Buckingham Palace as a pensive-looking Queen Consort, clad in black, was driven through the gates today

The sun shined down on Buckingham Palace as a pensive-looking Queen Consort, clad in black, was driven through the gates today

Royal fans watched as Queen Consort Camilla drove down the Royal Mile, to the Buckingham Palace gates this afternoon

Royal fans watched as Queen Consort Camilla drove down the Royal Mile, to the Buckingham Palace gates this afternoon

Royal fans watched as Queen Consort Camilla drove down the Royal Mile, to the Buckingham Palace gates this afternoon 

The Queen's coffin was adorned with the glittering, priceless Imperial State Crown on a purple velvet cushion

The Queen's coffin was adorned with the glittering, priceless Imperial State Crown on a purple velvet cushion

The Queen’s coffin was adorned with the glittering, priceless Imperial State Crown on a purple velvet cushion

The Queen's funeral cortege makes its way along The Mall from Buckingham Palace during the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II followed by her bereft family

The Queen's funeral cortege makes its way along The Mall from Buckingham Palace during the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II followed by her bereft family

The Queen’s funeral cortege makes its way along The Mall from Buckingham Palace during the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II followed by her bereft family

(left to right) The Duke of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex walk behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard

(left to right) The Duke of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex walk behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard

(left to right) The Duke of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex walk behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard

The extraordinary scene as the procession leaves Buckingham Palace - the Queen's home for most of her 96-year life

The extraordinary scene as the procession leaves Buckingham Palace - the Queen's home for most of her 96-year life

The extraordinary scene as the procession leaves Buckingham Palace – the Queen’s home for most of her 96-year life

There were huge crowds again to see the Queen on her final journey before her coffin is handed to the nation

There were huge crowds again to see the Queen on her final journey before her coffin is handed to the nation

There were huge crowds again to see the Queen on her final journey before her coffin is handed to the nation

The queue is expected to stretch for five miles, taking up to 30 hours to reach the front.

Once people have passed through Albert Embankment, they will be directed across Lambeth Bridge, into Victoria Tower Gardens

Extra welfare facilities, including toilets and water fountains, have been placed sporadically along the route.

The Life Guards march before the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it is taken to the Palace Of Westminster

The Life Guards march before the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it is taken to the Palace Of Westminster

The Life Guards march before the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it is taken to the Palace Of Westminster

The Queen Consort drove to the Palace in a Royce Rolls this afternoon, and looked deep in thought ahead of today's official proceedings

The Queen Consort drove to the Palace in a Royce Rolls this afternoon, and looked deep in thought ahead of today's official proceedings

The Queen Consort drove to the Palace in a Royce Rolls this afternoon, and looked deep in thought ahead of today’s official proceedings 

The new Queen was driven around the monument to Queen Victoria as she made her way to the Palace's gates and to the court

The new Queen was driven around the monument to Queen Victoria as she made her way to the Palace's gates and to the court

The new Queen was driven around the monument to Queen Victoria as she made her way to the Palace’s gates and to the court 

The Queen's granddaughter Princess Eugenie was seen waving at crowds from her car as she left Clarence House this afternoon

The Queen's granddaughter Princess Eugenie was seen waving at crowds from her car as she left Clarence House this afternoon

The Queen’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie was seen waving at crowds from her car as she left Clarence House this afternoon 

King Charles III was seen arriving at Buckingham Palace, where he will be leading the Royal Procession behind the Queen's coffin

King Charles III was seen arriving at Buckingham Palace, where he will be leading the Royal Procession behind the Queen's coffin

King Charles III was seen arriving at Buckingham Palace, where he will be leading the Royal Procession behind the Queen’s coffin 

Princess Eugenie was seen waving at fans as she left Clarence House with her husband of two years Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi today

Princess Eugenie was seen waving at fans as she left Clarence House with her husband of two years Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi today

Princess Eugenie was seen waving at fans as she left Clarence House with her husband of two years Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi today

Edo, Beatrice's husband, looked serious in the car as he left Clarence House ahead of the Queen's funeral procession this afternoon

Edo, Beatrice's husband, looked serious in the car as he left Clarence House ahead of the Queen's funeral procession this afternoon

Edo, Beatrice’s husband, looked serious in the car as he left Clarence House ahead of the Queen’s funeral procession this afternoon 

Last minute preparations were being overseen on the Royal Mile this morning as the nation prepared to watch the Queen's funeral procession

Last minute preparations were being overseen on the Royal Mile this morning as the nation prepared to watch the Queen's funeral procession

Last minute preparations were being overseen on the Royal Mile this morning as the nation prepared to watch the Queen’s funeral procession 

The gun carriage was filmed as it quietly passed by the gate of Buckingham Palace ahead of the procession this afternoon in London

The gun carriage was filmed as it quietly passed by the gate of Buckingham Palace ahead of the procession this afternoon in London

The gun carriage was filmed as it quietly passed by the gate of Buckingham Palace ahead of the procession this afternoon in London 

William and Harry joined join the procession alongside other members of the Royal Family after the brothers reunited with Catherine and Meghan outside Windsor Castle on Saturday.

Arriving in the same car, the ‘Fab Four’ spent 40 minutes meeting mourners outside the castle, where hundreds of flowers have been laid by the public.

It was the first time the brothers had been seen together since a service for the Platinum Jubilee in June when they sat far apart from each other.

It is also the first time Harry and Meghan have been a part of Royal Family event since stepping back from royal duties and moving to the United States in early 2020.

King Charles wished the couple well in his first address as monarch on Friday evening, after naming William and Catherine the Prince and Princess of Wales.

The King said: ‘I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.’

King Charles III leaves Clarence House in London today ahead of the ceremonial procession of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin

King Charles III leaves Clarence House in London today ahead of the ceremonial procession of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin

King Charles III leaves Clarence House in London today ahead of the ceremonial procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin

King Charles III waves to the crowds as he arrives at Buckingham Palace in London this morning

King Charles III waves to the crowds as he arrives at Buckingham Palace in London this morning

King Charles III waves to the crowds as he arrives at Buckingham Palace in London this morning

King Charles III was driven to Buckingham Palace in London with a police escort this morning ahead of today's funeral procession

King Charles III was driven to Buckingham Palace in London with a police escort this morning ahead of today's funeral procession

King Charles III was driven to Buckingham Palace in London with a police escort this morning ahead of today’s funeral procession 

King Charles III was seen leaving Clarence House in London today ahead of the ceremonial procession of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin

King Charles III was seen leaving Clarence House in London today ahead of the ceremonial procession of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin

King Charles III was seen leaving Clarence House in London today ahead of the ceremonial procession of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin

The Queen arrived at Buckingham Palace last night to tears and cheers from the huge crowds who stood in the pouring rain to welcome her home after her death at Balmoral last Thursday. The route from RAF Northolt to the palace was packed. There was a wave of lights as many raised their mobile phones in the air to film the hearse as it passed.

The mother-of-three paid tribute to the Monarch with subtle jewellery like she did yesterday, where she sported an elegant pearl necklace when appearing with her husband Prince William, 40, en route to Buckingham Palace. 

Mourners cheered and clapped in the rain as the new state hearse travelled down Constitution Hill and around the Queen Victoria Memorial as it slowed, then drove through the gates of the palace and through the central arch into the quadrangle.

Outriders stopped with their heads bowed at the end of the journey, while a police officer at the gate saluted.

Royals fans have been gathering around Buckingham Palace to catch a glimpse of the funeral procession to pay their respects to the Monarch

Royals fans have been gathering around Buckingham Palace to catch a glimpse of the funeral procession to pay their respects to the Monarch

Royals fans have been gathering around Buckingham Palace to catch a glimpse of the funeral procession to pay their respects to the Monarch 

People cheered ‘hip hip hooray’ after the coffin drove under the arch. Many lining the street put down their umbrellas as a sign of respect while some could be seen wiping tears from their eyes, while phone camera lights lit up the crowds.

Upon arriving at the Grand Entrance of the palace, a guard of honour was formed by the King’s Guard.

Her Majesty was received by all her children and grandchildren, including the King and Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Shortly after witnessing the arrival of the coffin, Charles and Camilla left Buckingham Palace.

Prayers and a service reserved for close family members took place shortly after the coffin arrived last night, with the King, Camilla, William and Kate and Harry and Meghan all in attendance.

Princess Anne, who has travelled with her mother’s coffin from Balmoral to Edinburgh, and from the Scottish capital back to London, was also present with husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.

Peter Phillips, his sister Zara, Mike Tindall, the Duke of York and daughters Beatrice and Eugenie, along with their husbands Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank – were also among those gathered.

But Sarah Ferguson, ex-wife of Prince Andrew and who still lives with the duke, did not receive an invite because of their divorce.

The Queen stayed in the Bow Room in the palace overnight before she was transported to the Palace of Westminster, where she will lie in state until Monday, September 19 – the day of her state funeral at Westminster Abbey and burial at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.