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The Independent

Kate and Meghan reunite to affix Queen’s mourners at Westminster Corridor



The Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex reunited to affix royal mourners because the Queen was delivered to Westminster Hall to lie in state till her funeral.

The King and senior royals saluted the coffin because it was carried by a bearer occasion – eight troopers from Queen’s Firm 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards – into the corridor.

The coffin entered because the choir of Westminster Abbey and the choir of His Majesty’s Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, sang Psalm 139.

Lined as much as watch have been the Queen’s cousins Prince Michael of Kent and the Duke of Kent.

The Princess of Wales accompanied the Queen Consort whereas the Duchess of Sussex travelled in a separate automotive

(Tolga Akmen/EPA)

Subsequent to the Duke of Kent was Meghan, the Countess of Wessex, Kate and the Queen Consort.

Dozens of wider members of the royal household stood in two rows along with Westminster Corridor, together with Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice and their husbands, Zara and Mike Tindall, Girl Louise Windsor Viscount Severn, Lord Freddie Windsor and Princess Michael of Kent.

Meghan appeared to take a deep breath because the Queen’s coffin handed in entrance of her.

(Dan Kitwood/Getty Photos)

The Queen’s coffin was positioned on a purple-covered catafalque within the corridor to lie in state till Monday morning.

Through the service, the senior royals stood in formation going through the coffin, which was flanked with a tall, yellow flickering candle at every nook of the huge scarlet platform.

The King and Queen Consort stood collectively a metre or so aside, with the Princess Royal and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, behind them. The Duke of York was alone with the Earl and Countess of Wessex within the subsequent row.

Behind them have been the Prince and Princess of Wales, with the Duke of Sussex behind William, and the Duchess of Sussex instantly behind Kate.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex held arms as they left Westminster Corridor after the service

(Nariman El-Mofty/Pool/AP)

The Cross of Westminster was positioned on the head of the coffin.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex held arms as they moved by way of Westminster Corridor on the finish of the service whereas the opposite royal {couples} within the procession occasion walked aspect by aspect not touching.

4 officers from the Family Cavalry – two from the Life Guards and two from the Blues Royals – started the primary six-hour vigil across the coffin, taking their locations on the nook of the catafalque.

Further reporting by Press Affiliation

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