Queen Elizabeth II’s great-grandchildren make first appearance for vigil
Queen Elizabeth IIGrandchildren have made their first appearance. Westminster HallWhere the Queen’s casket is lying in state until her funeral on Monday.
The Queen’s four children – King Charles II, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York, and the Earl of Wessex – paid tribute to their mother on Friday, September 16. Supervision of princes At Westminster Hall.
The king led his siblings, all dressed in military uniform, as they stood guard around the queen’s coffin for a 15-minute ceremonial vigil. The four stood in silence as the mourners in line passed by the casket.
Several members of the royal family were seen watching from above during the ceremony. Among them were the Queen Consort and Princess Anne’s husband, Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence.
The Queen’s grandchildren – James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor – also attended the vigil with their mother: Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank watched the vigil from above, along with Princess Beatrice and Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi.
The Duke of Kent, one of the Queen’s four surviving first cousins, attended with his son and daughter-in-law, the Earl and Countess of St Andrews.
Also watching the princes from above were Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips and her two daughters – Savannah, 11, and Isla, 10. Ann’s daughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall were also there with their daughters – Mia, eight, and Lena, four.
It is the first time any of Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren have been seen since the Queen’s death on September 8. There has been much speculation about whether any of the Queen’s 12 grandchildren will attend her funeral on Monday, as they are still young.
The last time the royals were seen together in public was during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, and they drew a lot of attention to their shenanigans.
Prince Louis, four, in particular Made an impression Compared to Color Parade and Platinum Jubilee. The youngest child of the Prince and Princess of Wales stole the show with their expressive faces and screams during the Royal Air Force flypast.
In one moment during the pageant, the queen’s great-grandsons Caught arguing over a bag of candy.. Lena took out a bag of sweets and presented them to Princess Charlotte. Savannah stops the bag, but Lena pulls them away before she can take a handful. Prince Louis tries to steal the bag, but Lena breaks away to present something to Prince George.
Although it is not clear what part the 12 grandchildren will play in the funeral, the Queen’s grandchildren will attend a vigil at her casket on Saturday. A royal source said the Prince of Wales will stand at the head of the Queen’s coffin, while the Duke of Sussex will stand at the foot.
At the King’s request, his son Prince William and Prince Harry Both will be in military uniform. Harry was. Previously banned by wearing his uniform during the coffin procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday, and was instead dressed in a black suit. Military medals tied on his coat.
Many royal observers criticized the ban, as the prince served ten years in the British Army and completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan.
Earlier this week, Prince Harry tried to focus on his grandmother’s life rather than her appearance.
“[Prince Harry] will wear a morning suit to events in honor of his grandmother,” his spokesman said. “Her decade of military service is not defined by her uniform and we respectfully pray that Queen Elizabeth II lives And stay focused on the legacy.”