The Queen’s solely niece, who remained near Her Majesty and Prince Philip following her mom Margaret’s loss of life in 2002, joined different members of the royal household to pay their respects to the late monarch.
Wearing an all-black ensemble, Sarah, additionally the daughter of Anthony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl Snowdon, was accompanied by considered one of her sons, Arthur Chatto, 23.
Sarah, who’s married to Daniel Chatto, was as soon as described by a royal insider as sharing a ‘sense of loyalty, enjoyable, obligation and the ridiculous’ with the Queen.
‘The Queen adores Sarah and seeks out her firm as typically as attainable. She is her absolute favorite youthful royal,’ they stated. ‘They’re massively comfortable in one another’s firm. A lot guffawing might be heard when they’re collectively. They share a way of loyalty, enjoyable, obligation and the ridiculous.’
Solemn members of the Royal Household gathered right this moment as they accompanied the Queen for her poignant closing journey from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Corridor, the place she’s going to lie in state beneath its historic hammer-beam roof.
The Queen’s ‘favorite royal’ Woman Sarah Chatto (pictured together with her son) made an look on the Westminster Corridor service for Her Majesty
Woman Sarah Chatto, pictured right here together with her 23-year-old son Arthur Chatto, who’s coaching to be an officer for the Royal Marines, attended the service at Westminster Corridor right this moment (pictured)
Woman Sarah Chatto (pictured left together with her son Arthur Chatto), 58, the daughter of the Queen’s late sister Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl Snowdon, is without doubt one of the extra low-key royals, and one who’s believed to have held a really particular place within the monarch’s coronary heart
Queen Elizabeth II (left) is believed to have adored her niece Woman Sarah Chatto (proper), with the pair stated to share a ‘sense of loyalty, enjoyable, obligation and the ridiculous’ (pictured right here collectively within the grounds of Royal Lodge, Windsor Nice Park)
Woman Sarah Chatto was born in 1964 — the final royal child born at a palace reasonably than a hospital — inside weeks of cousins Prince Edward, Woman Helen Windsor and James Ogilvy.
The Queen has been described as a ‘surrogate mom’ to the siblings and was significantly near Woman Sarah, who is known to remind Her Majesty of her late sister.
And the youthful girl got here to point out her respects for Her Majesty right this moment, attending the Westminster Corridor service with her 23-year-old son Arthur Chatto, who’s coaching to be an officer for the Royal Marines.
Additionally current on the occasion had been senior members of the Agency together with King Charles, his three siblings and his sons Prince William and Prince Harry, and spouse Camilla, the Queen Consort.
Different attendees included the Princess of Wales, Duchess of Sussex, Zara Tindall, Mike Tindall, and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie amongst others.
The service adopted the procession of the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to the Corridor. Her Majesty’s kids, King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, adopted the casket on foot throughout its 38-minute journey, alongside Prince William and Prince Harry.
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla led members of the royal household on the ceremony this afternoon (pictured)
The Queen’s grandchildren – together with Woman Louise and Princess Beatrice – seem emotional as they attend the service right this moment in London
Tearing up: James, Viscount Severn and Woman Louise Windsor pay their respects in The Palace of Westminster
Different members of the royal household together with Zara Tindall, together with her husband Mike, Princess Eugenie, together with her husband Jack Brooksbank, and Princess Beatrice, together with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi additionally attended
Peter Phillips, the Duke of Sussex, the Prince of Wales, the Earl of Wessex, the Earl of Snowdon, the Duchess of Sussex, the Princess Royal, King Charles III, the Duke of York, the Princess of Wales and the Countess of Wessex observe the bearer occasion carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II into Westminster Corridor, London
Camilla, Queen Consort, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the coffin procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Corridor
The Queen is positioned in Westminster Corridor to lie in state for the nation to pay their respects
Woman Sarah’s brother, the Earl of Snowdon, adopted behind with the Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips, Princess Anne‘s husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence and the Queen’s cousin the Duke of Gloucester.
The Queen’s coffin entered Westminster Corridor because the choir of Westminster Abbey and the choir of His Majesty’s Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, sang Psalm 139. The Archbishop of Canterbury then learn the opening prayer, which the King led the royals in reciting.
Her Majesty’s coffin will lie in state in Westminster Corridor beneath its historic hammer-beam roof. The close to 1,000-year-old constructing is the place her father King George VI lay in state in 1952 and the place the general public might cross the coffin of her mom, the Queen Mom, in 2002.
Multiple million persons are anticipated to queue in central London for as much as 35 hours to stroll previous her casket – however consultants consider solely 400,000 will make it inside that means 600,000 individuals will probably be left disillusioned.
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Westminster Corridor from Buckingham Palace for her mendacity in state
Her Majesty was carried on the gun carriage that had additionally borne her dad and mom once they died 50 years aside
The Queen’s imperial state crown laid on high of a cushion, above her coffin, throughout the emotional funeral procession this afternoon
The King and his Queen Consort led the Royal Household into Westminster Corridor
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 Prince of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex stroll behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped within the Royal Customary
Woman Sarah Chatto is the Queen’s solely niece and likes to remain out of the limelight. Nonetheless, she enjoys an in depth bond with the King, whom she has typically frolicked portray with at Balmoral.
Sarah was a chief bridesmaid at King Charles III’s wedding ceremony to Princess Diana and is godmother to Prince Harry. She can be godmother to to Prince Edward’s daughter Louise and the Duke of Gloucester’s daughter Rose.
She grew up at Kensington palace together with her older brother David. Her dad and mom divorced when she was simply 13 and as a teen she went to Bedale faculty in Hampshire.
As an grownup she met her actor and artist husband, Daniel Chatto, on the set of Warmth and Mud, the place she was working as a wardrobe assistant.
Camilla, Kate, Sophie and Meghan watch because the Queen’s coffin is carried into her resting place for the subsequent 4 days
A sombre Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, stands throughout the service led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, left. Pictured proper: Prince Harry seems on the historic roof alongside Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, as they stand in Westminster Corridor after collaborating within the procession of the coffin
Catherine, Princess of Wales and Britain’s Prince William, Prince of Wales reassure each other as they go away after a service for the reception of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin at Westminster Corridor
Britain’s King Charles III, Britain’s Prince William, Britain’s Princess Anne, salute the coffin. Prince Harry and Prince Andrew – now not frontline royals, didn’t, bowing as an alternative
The couple received married in July 1994 at a small service at St Stephen’s Walbrook church. The couple stay in Kensington collectively and have two sons in Samuel, 25, and Arthur, 23. Each went at Eton and the College of Edinburgh.
As soon as her personal kids had been grown up, Sarah ceaselessly stayed together with her aunt. Associates stated she reminded the Queen of her youthful sister Margaret, whom she desperately missed after her loss of life in 2002.
Woman Sarah saved an eye fixed on the Queen and reportedly apprehensive she labored too onerous. In an indication of her shut relationship to the Queen, Woman Sarah was typically photographed travelling with the monarch to church in Balmoral.
What occurs after right this moment?
– September 15:
Mendacity in state continues and a rehearsal is more likely to happen for the state funeral procession.
– September 16:
The King and Queen Consort are anticipated to journey to Wales whereas mendacity in state continues.
– September 17-18:
The mendacity in state continues and heads of state will start to reach for the funeral.
Members of the general public Me are invited to look at a one-minute silence at 8pm on Sunday to recollect the Queen.
– September 19:
There will probably be a nationwide financial institution vacation to permit as many individuals as attainable to look at the Queen’s funeral.
Mendacity in state will proceed till 6.30am.
The coffin will probably be taken in a grand army procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral.
Senior family members are anticipated to observe behind – identical to they did for the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh.
The army will line the streets and in addition be part of the procession.
Heads of state, prime ministers and presidents, European royals and key figures from public life will probably be invited to collect within the abbey, which might maintain a congregation of two,000.
The service will probably be televised, and a nationwide two minutes’ silence is anticipated to be held.
After the service, the coffin will probably be taken in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch after which journey to Windsor.
As soon as there, the hearse will journey in procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Fort by way of the Lengthy Stroll, after which a televised committal service will happen in St George’s Chapel.
Later within the night, there will probably be a personal interment service with senior members of the royal household.
The Queen’s closing resting place would be the King George VI memorial chapel, an annex to the principle chapel – the place her mom and father had been buried, together with the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret.
Philip’s coffin will transfer from the Royal Vault to the memorial chapel to affix the Queen’s.