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Who’s who at coffin procession as King Charles III led Queen’s coffin to Westminster Hall

King Charles III led his siblings and senior Royal Family members in walking behind the Queen’s coffin as this afternoon it made its way from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

Royal Family members including Zara and Mike Tindall, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, Lady Louise and Princess Michael of Kent then watched on in Westminster Hall as Her Majesty was carried to lie in state.

At the procession, His Majesty walked behind the gun carriage bearing his beloved mother’s casket as he was flanked by his siblings Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. 

Behind them, Prince William walked in military uniform alongside his brother Prince Harry and cousin Peter Phillips – the son of Princess Anne.

As expected, neither Harry nor Prince Andrew were wearing military uniform and were instead in morning suits.

Following them was Princess Margaret’s widow the Earl of Snowdon, the Duke of Gloucester – who is the Queen’s first cousin – and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the husband of Princess Anne. 

Also forming part of the procession were loyal members of the late Queen’s staff, including two of the Queen’s Pages and the Palace Steward, who walked directly in front of the coffin.

The Pall Bearers were 10 former and serving armed forces equerries to Elizabeth II, who were at her side in uniform throughout her reign, supporting her at engagements and organising her public diary.

Other devoted members of the Queen’s household who processed included her top aide, private secretary Sir Edward Young.

There too was the Master of the Household at Buckingham Palace, Vice Admiral Sir Tony Johnstone-Burt.

King Charles III led his siblings and senior Royal Family members in walking behind the Queen's coffin as it made its way from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall this afternoon. Above: 1. King Charles 2. Princess Anne 3. Prince Andrew 4. Prince Edward 5. Peter Philips 6. Prince Harry 7. Prince William 8. Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence 9. Duke of Gloucester 10. Earl of Snowdon

King Charles III led his siblings and senior Royal Family members in walking behind the Queen’s coffin as it made its way from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall this afternoon. Above: 1. King Charles 2. Princess Anne 3. Prince Andrew 4. Prince Edward 5. Peter Philips 6. Prince Harry 7. Prince William 8. Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence 9. Duke of Gloucester 10. Earl of Snowdon

Royal family members including Zara and Mike Tindall, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, Lady Louise and Princess Michael of Kent watched on in Westminster Hall this afternoon as Her Majesty was carried to lie in state. Above: 1. Mike Tindall 2. Zara Phillips (Tindall) 3. Princess Eugenie 4. Jack Brooksbank 5. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi 6. Princess Beatrice 7. Viscount Severn 8. Lady Louise Windsor 9. Timothy Taylor 10. Eloise Olivia Katherine Taylor 12. Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor 13. Cassius Taylor 14. Columbus George Donald Taylor 16. Lord George Windsor 17. Lady Gabriella Windsor 18. Thomas Kingston; Below: 19. Princess Michael of Kent 20. Lord Frederick Windsor 21. Sophie Winkleman 22. Lady Amelia Windsor 23. Lady Marina Windsor 24. Flora Ogilvy 25. Timothy Vesterberg 26. Julia Ogilvy 27. Lady Davina Windsor 28. Duchess of Gloucester 29. Daniel Chatto 30. Lady Sarah Chatto 31. Arthur Chatto

Royal family members including Zara and Mike Tindall, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, Lady Louise and Princess Michael of Kent watched on in Westminster Hall this afternoon as Her Majesty was carried to lie in state. Above: 1. Mike Tindall 2. Zara Phillips (Tindall) 3. Princess Eugenie 4. Jack Brooksbank 5. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi 6. Princess Beatrice 7. Viscount Severn 8. Lady Louise Windsor 9. Timothy Taylor 10. Eloise Olivia Katherine Taylor 12. Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor 13. Cassius Taylor 14. Columbus George Donald Taylor 16. Lord George Windsor 17. Lady Gabriella Windsor 18. Thomas Kingston; Below: 19. Princess Michael of Kent 20. Lord Frederick Windsor 21. Sophie Winkleman 22. Lady Amelia Windsor 23. Lady Marina Windsor 24. Flora Ogilvy 25. Timothy Vesterberg 26. Julia Ogilvy 27. Lady Davina Windsor 28. Duchess of Gloucester 29. Daniel Chatto 30. Lady Sarah Chatto 31. Arthur Chatto

Royal family members including Zara and Mike Tindall, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, Lady Louise and Princess Michael of Kent watched on in Westminster Hall this afternoon as Her Majesty was carried to lie in state. Above: 1. Mike Tindall 2. Zara Phillips (Tindall) 3. Princess Eugenie 4. Jack Brooksbank 5. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi 6. Princess Beatrice 7. Viscount Severn 8. Lady Louise Windsor 9. Timothy Taylor 10. Eloise Olivia Katherine Taylor 12. Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor 13. Cassius Taylor 14. Columbus George Donald Taylor 16. Lord George Windsor 17. Lady Gabriella Windsor 18. Thomas Kingston; Below: 19. Princess Michael of Kent 20. Lord Frederick Windsor 21. Sophie Winkleman 22. Lady Amelia Windsor 23. Lady Marina Windsor 24. Flora Ogilvy 25. Timothy Vesterberg 26. Julia Ogilvy 27. Lady Davina Windsor 28. Duchess of Gloucester 29. Daniel Chatto 30. Lady Sarah Chatto 31. Arthur Chatto

Left to right: Prince William, Prince of Wales, King Charles III, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Princess Anne, Princess Royal and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex walk behind the coffin

Left to right: Prince William, Prince of Wales, King Charles III, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Princess Anne, Princess Royal and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex walk behind the coffin

Left to right: Prince William, Prince of Wales, King Charles III, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Princess Anne, Princess Royal and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex walk behind the coffin

The Queen arrives at Westminster Hall, built almost 1,000 years ago and where previous monarchs also lay in state

The Queen arrives at Westminster Hall, built almost 1,000 years ago and where previous monarchs also lay in state

The Queen arrives at Westminster Hall, built almost 1,000 years ago and where previous monarchs also lay in state

Stern-faced Prince Andrew has his military medals pinned to morning suit as he follows coffin of his mother the Queen 

A stern-faced Prince Andrew wore his array of military medals pinned to his morning suit as he followed the coffin of his late mother the Queen during an historic procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall this afternoon. 

The disgraced Duke of York – along with Prince Harry – was told he couldn’t wear his military uniform for the service, unlike other members of the family, including King Charles III and William, the Prince of Wales.

It was another public dressing down for the Queen’s third child, and a reminder of his lowered status after he was stripped of his military titles and patronages and booted from public life by the Firm for his links to notorious paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

His nephew Harry, meanwhile, has been banned from wearing military uniform due to his decision to step back as a senior royal and move to California.

 

Pulled on a gun carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, the Queen’s coffin was draped with a Royal Standard and adorned with the priceless, glittering Imperial State Crown.

Taking the lead was the pomp and pageantry of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and military bands.

Thousands of mourners flocked to see the moving sight of the Queen departing the official residence where she spent so much of her working life at the heart of the nation, with viewing areas declared full ahead of the procession starting.

The Queen had arrived at her former home on Tuesday evening in gloom and rain but for her departure from the palace the weather was bright and warm.

The Queen’s coffin was transported on the George Gun Carriage, which carried King George VI’s coffin from Sandringham Church to Wolferton Station in February 1952 and was used during the funeral of the Queen Mother in 2002.

The journey from the palace to the ancient Westminster Hall, where King Charles I was tried, took 38 minutes – passing landmarks the Queen knew well like Horse Guards Parade, the Cenotaph and Downing Street.

Accompanied by her family, the Queen is effectively being handed over to the the nation for her lying in state over four days ahead of the state funeral on Monday.

In Westminster Hall, grieving members of the royal family watched as the Queen’s coffin was carried to lie in state until her funeral on Monday.

William and Harry stood together with their wives Kate and Meghan today in state service inside Westminster Hall.

During the service, the ‘Fab Four’ stood in formation facing the coffin on its purple-covered catafalque, which was flanked with a tall, yellow flickering candle at each corner of the wide scarlet platform in the heart of Westminster Hall – the backdrop of some of the most famous moments in British history.

Zara Tindall was pictured looking emotional as she joined other royals at the service in Westminster Hall today.

The Princess Royal’s daughter, 41, looked deep in thought throughout the ceremony, standing next her husband Mike Tindall, 43, and her cousin Princess Eugenie with her husband Jack Brooksbank.

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice wiped away tears as they stood in front of the Queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall this afternoon.

The Duke of York’s daughters made their way to the ceremony separately by car with their husbands Jack Brooksbank and Edo Mapelli Mozzi.

Both Princess Beatrice and her younger sister Princess Eugenie appeared emotional throughout the occasion, and were pictured wiping tears away.

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie might not have been the royal grandchildren most frequently pictured with the Queen – but the sisters were still incredibly close with their ‘Grannie’.

The girls’ deep relationship with their grandmother was apparent today as they looked incredibly emotional during the occasion today.

It was their second appearance since the Queen’s death last week. Beatrice, 34, and Eugenie, 32, looked distraught as they walked hand-in-hand scanning the thousands of flowers and messages of condolence that had been left by royal fans in Balmoral at the weekend.

Zara Tindall's husband Mike looked solemn as he stood beside his wife after the body of Her Majesty The Queen was conveyed into Westminster Hall

Zara Tindall's husband Mike looked solemn as he stood beside his wife after the body of Her Majesty The Queen was conveyed into Westminster Hall

Zara Tindall’s husband Mike looked solemn as he stood beside his wife after the body of Her Majesty The Queen was conveyed into Westminster Hall

Zara was dressed in a black dress with a turned-over collar and an understated black belt. She paired her outfit with black heels and a dark purse

Zara was dressed in a black dress with a turned-over collar and an understated black belt. She paired her outfit with black heels and a dark purse

Zara and Mike Tindall held hands as they walked together in Westminster Hall, where the Queen is laying in state until Monday

Zara and Mike Tindall held hands as they walked together in Westminster Hall, where the Queen is laying in state until Monday

Zara was dressed in a black dress with a turned-over collar and an understated black belt. She paired her outfit with black heels and a dark purse

James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor pay their respects in The Palace of Westminster after the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II

James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor pay their respects in The Palace of Westminster after the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II

James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor pay their respects in The Palace of Westminster after the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II

Tearing up: James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor pay their respects in The Palace of Westminster

Tearing up: James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor pay their respects in The Palace of Westminster

Tearing up: James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor pay their respects in The Palace of Westminster

The Queen's granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor joined her brother James, Viscount Severn at the service in Westminster Hall today

The Queen's granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor joined her brother James, Viscount Severn at the service in Westminster Hall today

Lady Louise Windsor joined her brother James, Viscount Severn at the service

Lady Louise Windsor joined her brother James, Viscount Severn at the service

The Queen’s granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor joined her brother James, Viscount Severn at the service in Westminster Hall today

Lady Helen Taylor, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent , was also in attendance to pay her respects to the Queen accompanied by her children and her husband, art dealer Timothy Taylor.

Lady Helen Taylor, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent , was also in attendance to pay her respects to the Queen accompanied by her children and her husband, art dealer Timothy Taylor.

Lady Helen Taylor, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent , was also in attendance to pay her respects to the Queen accompanied by her children and her husband, art dealer Timothy Taylor.

The Queen’s granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor joined her brother James, Viscount Severn at the service in Westminster Hall today following Her Majesty’s procession from Buckingham Palace.

Lady Louise, 18, the daughter of the Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, enjoyed a close relationship with her grandmother the Queen and grew up in Bagshot Park, a short distance from the Queen’s home of Windsor Castle.

During the occasion today, Louise performed a curtsy when stepping forward to say goodbye to her grandmother, alongside her 14-year-old brother.

It is the first time the Queen’s youngest grandchild James has been seen since Her Majesty’s death last week. His sister Louise joined other members of the royal family on a walkabout at Balmoral on Saturday.

Lady Helen Taylor, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, was also in attendance to pay her respects to the Queen accompanied by her children and her husband, art dealer Timothy Taylor.

Their two sons Columbus, 28 and Cassius, 25, and two daughters, Eloise, 19 and Estella, 17, were also pictured in Westminster Hall behind Princess Beatrice.

Also seen in attendance at Westminster Hall were Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent’s sons Lord George Windsor, 59 the Earl of St Andrews, a former diplomat, and his younger brother Lord Nicholas Windsor.

Lord Nicholas Windsor forfeited his place in the line of succession to the throne when he converted to Catholicism in 2001, following the example of his mother, Katharine, who went across to Rome in 1994.

Lord Frederick Windsor, 43, the son of the Queen’s first cousin Prince Michael of Kent, 53rd in line to the throne and husband to Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman was also pictured in Westminster Hall this afternoon with his wife.

The Princess of Wales and The Duchess of Sussex stood close to each other inside Westminster Hall , as did their feuding husbands Prince William and Prince Harry

The Princess of Wales and The Duchess of Sussex stood close to each other inside Westminster Hall , as did their feuding husbands Prince William and Prince Harry

The Princess of Wales and The Duchess of Sussex stood close to each other inside Westminster Hall , as did their feuding husbands Prince William and Prince Harry

The Princess of Wales and The Duchess of Sussex stood close to each other inside Westminster Hall , as did their feuding husbands Prince William and Prince Harry

The Princess of Wales and The Duchess of Sussex stood close to each other inside Westminster Hall , as did their feuding husbands Prince William and Prince Harry

Prince William stood next to his wife Kate, with Harry and Meghan, the Sussexes, behind them inside Westminster Hall were the Queen's coffin will stay for four days

Prince William stood next to his wife Kate, with Harry and Meghan, the Sussexes, behind them inside Westminster Hall were the Queen's coffin will stay for four days

Prince William stood next to his wife Kate, with Harry and Meghan, the Sussexes, behind them inside Westminster Hall were the Queen’s coffin will stay for four days 

The bearer party who carried Queen’s coffin into Westminster Hall and provide an escort are soldiers who were flown back from Iraq to take part in the procession, because of their unique association with the monarch.

The Guardsmen are from the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards whose Company Commander is the Queen, and although a senior officer took day-to-day control, the former sovereign’s connection with her men was strong.

The Queen’s coffin was flanked by her equerries – military men who had served the monarch by organising her diary of events and providing a helping hand when the monarch was handed a present.

Flanking them were the Grenadier Guardsmen who have their special tie with the late monarch.

In bright summer sunshine, funeral marches played by military bands added to the solemn mood that left some mourners weeping, while others held up their camera phones to record the historic moment.

The King looked expressionless as he stared straight ahead with his siblings to his left, who also showed no emotion.

Left to right: King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, The Earl of Snowdon, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Sussex, The Duke of Gloucester and Peter Phillips follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown placed on top

Left to right: King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, The Earl of Snowdon, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Sussex, The Duke of Gloucester and Peter Phillips follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown placed on top

Left to right: King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, The Earl of Snowdon, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Sussex, The Duke of Gloucester and Peter Phillips follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown placed on top

Members of the Royal Family (left to right), Earl of Snowden, the Prince of Wales, King Charles III, the Duke of Gloucester, the Princess Royal, the Duke of Sussex, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York and Peter Phillips, follow the coffin of the Queen

Members of the Royal Family (left to right), Earl of Snowden, the Prince of Wales, King Charles III, the Duke of Gloucester, the Princess Royal, the Duke of Sussex, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York and Peter Phillips, follow the coffin of the Queen

Members of the Royal Family (left to right), Earl of Snowden, the Prince of Wales, King Charles III, the Duke of Gloucester, the Princess Royal, the Duke of Sussex, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York and Peter Phillips, follow the coffin of the Queen

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

Members of the public line the Queen Victoria Memorial and the Mall as King Charles III and members of the royal family walk with Queen Elizabeth II's flag-draped coffin as it is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall

Members of the public line the Queen Victoria Memorial and the Mall as King Charles III and members of the royal family walk with Queen Elizabeth II's flag-draped coffin as it is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall

Members of the public line the Queen Victoria Memorial and the Mall as King Charles III and members of the royal family walk with Queen Elizabeth II’s flag-draped coffin as it is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall

Flanking them were the Grenadier Guardsmen who have their special tie with the late monarch.

In bright summer sunshine, funeral marches played by military bands added to the solemn mood that left some mourners weeping, while others held up their camera phones to record the historic moment.

The King looked expressionless as he stared straight ahead with his siblings to his left, who also showed no emotion.

The procession of the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth enters the Houses of Parliament for her lying in state

The procession of the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth enters the Houses of Parliament for her lying in state

The procession of the coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth enters the Houses of Parliament for her lying in state

Harry and William had walked behind the coffin of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales during her funeral in 1997 and Harry later said ‘I don’t think any child should be asked to do that’.

But now a father-of-two it was a fitting public gesture for his grandmother the late Queen.

The Queen Consort and Princess of Wales did not join the procession but left for Westminster Palace by car, followed by another vehicle carrying the Duchess of Sussex and Countess of Wessex.

From 5pm mourners will be able to file past the coffin to pay their respects to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch with an estimated one million people expected to queue for up to 30 hours to see her before the state funeral on Monday.

During the service, the senior royals stood in formation facing the coffin on its purple-covered catafalque, which was flanked with a tall, yellow flickering candle at each corner of the wide scarlet platform.

The King and Queen Consort stood together a metre or so apart, with the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence behind them, then the Duke of York alone, and in the next row the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

Behind them were the Prince and Princess of Wales, with the Duke of Sussex behind William, and the Duchess of Sussex directly behind Kate. The Cross of Westminster was placed at the head of the coffin.