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Queen Consort looks grave as she follows funeral procession for late Monarch

The Queen Consort looked somber as she took part in the funeral procession for the King’s mother this afternoon. 

Camilla, 75, followed in a car as the Monarch’s body was moved from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, where she will lie in state until her funeral on Monday 19. 

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 Queen Consort, who was wearing pearl earrings and a pearl necklace, passed thousands of mourners who had come to pay their respects.

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. 

Dressed all in black, Camilla, who has been a constant support for King Charles III since it was announced his mother had died last Thursday in Balmoral, looked deep in thought as she followed the royal convoy. 

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, 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 occasion is not only heavy with historical significance, but is also expected to see Prince William and Prince Harry set aside their feud to support their father by marching with him behind the coffin. Hundreds of thousands of well-wishers are expected to line the route as they do so.

The royal family will accompany their matriarch on foot on the journey to Westminster Hall this afternoon where hundreds of thousands of people are expected to pay their respects after queueing for hours.

Charles, the Prince of Wales and The Duke of Sussex, along with the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and the Earl of Wessex will form part of the procession. Anne’s son Peter Phillips and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence  also walked behind the procession, as well as the Duke of Gloucester and the Earl of Snowdon. 

A sombre King waved to huge crowds who had gathered along the Mall today as he arrived at Buckingham Palace hours before he was due to lead William, Harry and senior royals in a poignant procession behind the Queen’s coffin.

The Queen Consort, who was wearing a silver brooch and pearl earrings, was accompanied by her private secretary

The Queen Consort, who was wearing a silver brooch and pearl earrings, was accompanied by her private secretary

The Queen Consort, who was wearing a silver brooch and pearl earrings, was accompanied by her private secretary

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 

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 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 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 crowd burst into applause and cheers as the state Rolls-Royce passed the Victoria Memorial and dropped Charles off at the royal residence. Later, the eyes of the world were once again on the King as he walked with family members to Westminster Hall – the ancient building at the heart of the Palace of Westminster where his mother will lie in state.

Last night, Camilla was one again a figure of support for Charles as the royal family received the Queen’s body at Buckingham Palace, where she stayed overnight. 

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 Queen Consort was wearing an elegant black hat with her outfit today, for the solemn occasion of her mother-in-law's funeral procession

The Queen Consort was wearing an elegant black hat with her outfit today, for the solemn occasion of her mother-in-law's funeral procession

The Queen Consort was wearing an elegant black hat with her outfit today, for the solemn occasion of her mother-in-law’s funeral procession 

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 

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 

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 

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

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 

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.

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.

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 

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 

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.

King Charles III is driven to Buckingham Palace in London with a police escort this morning

King Charles III is driven to Buckingham Palace in London with a police escort this morning

King Charles III is driven to Buckingham Palace in London with a police escort this morning

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

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.

Sophie was overcome with emotion on Monday as she joined the senior royals for the vigil at St Giles’ Cathedral, with royal fans praising her ‘dignity’ despite the painful situation.

All four of Her Majesty’s children stood guard around her coffin on Monday in a poignant evening vigil in Edinburgh.

Sophie, 57, joined the Queen’s Consort at the vigil and was pictured sitting next to Camilla, looking sombre.

Social media users were quick to share their heartfelt words of support for Sophie, who enjoyed a particularly close relationship with her mother-in-law the Queen.

Earlier on in the day Sophie again joined the Queen’s Consort in a fleet of cars as the Queen’s children walked behind the hearse carrying the Queen to St Giles’ Cathedral this afternoon, ahead of a service of thanksgiving.

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 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

Wearing a black suit and a matching headpiece, Sophie looked sombre as she joined her fellow royals for the deeply solemn 1,200 yard procession, which took place in bright sunshine, with hundreds of well-wishers lining the city’s oldest streets.

Following the Queen’s Piper, King Charles, in full military regalia, lead his siblings on foot including the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex and the Princess Royal – while the Queen Consort and other members of the monarchy followed in cars.

The mother-of-two appeared deep in thought as the coffin of the late Monarch left the Holyroodhouse Palace earlier this afternoon.

She has been showing unwavering support for her husband Prince Edward since the announcement of the Queen’s death.

Sophie was seen entering St Giles, standing very close to her husband, who was wearing his military uniform and titles for the sombre occasion.