Catherine, Princess of Wales’s tribute to Queen Elizabeth by wearing her brooch

The coffin was draped in the Royal Standard, with the Imperial State Crown on a velvet cushion with a wreath of flowers atop, and carried on a gun carriage of King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

Directly behind the coffin walked the King, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex, followed by the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Sussex and Peter Phillips. Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of Gloucester and the Earl of Snowdon were behind.

The Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of Sussex and the Countess of Wessex followed from Buckingham Palace by car. 

The King and the senior royals saluted the coffin as it was carried by a bearer party – eight soldiers from Queen’s Company 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards – into the Hall.

Lined up to watch were the Queen’s elderly cousins Prince Michael of Kent and the Duke of Kent.

Next to the Duke of Kent was the Duchess of Sussex, the Countess of Wessex, the Princess of Wales and then the Queen Consort.

The Duchess of Sussex appeared to take a deep breath as the Queen’s coffin passed in front of her.

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