Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren were on guard by her coffin tonight after a busy royal day in London.
Below, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice arrive at Westminster Hall for tonight’s vigil.
Eight grandchildren who came down the stairs in the hallway.
And ran through the vast space.
The Prince of Wales led the group, followed by the Duke of Sussex, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the children of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor and Lady James, Viscount Severn, Zara Tyndall and Peter Phillips.
Prince William and Prince Harry wore blues and royals uniforms.
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The Duke of Sussex wore Blues and Royals No 1 uniforms, KCVO Neck Order and Stars, Afghanistan Operational Service Medal, Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee Medals, and Army Pilot Wings.
The Prince of Wales also wore the Blues and Royals No 1 uniforms, but with Garter Sashes, Garter Stars, Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee Medals and RAF Pilot wings.
Grandchildren trying to go up to the podium with catafalques.
Below are Zara Tindall, Lady Louise and Princess Beatrice.
In history we are witnessing the beginning of a new tradition, the grandchildren’s vigil. pic.twitter.com/vyH6pVoN3A
— Royal Central (@RoyalCentral) September 17, 2022
James, Viscount Severn is the youngest grandchild at 14, and Peter Phillips, 44, is the oldest.
Parents of James and Lady Louise watching from the balcony.
A quick video of the Count and Countess.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex watch as their two children, Louise and James, say goodbye to their grandmother.
The most private mourning in public. pic.twitter.com/vQ1oK4SdVY
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Princess Beatrice and Prince Harry.
During tonight’s wake, the public continued to file past the coffin.
A few people have asked me why the Princess of Wales is not in Westminster. This work from mirror There are more.
It is understood that most of the Queen’s grandchild consorts, including the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex, were not present to allow their cousins to gather and mourn themselves.
Mike Tindall, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank are also royal consorts who won’t be attending tonight and will remain at their respective homes in Windsor. so the royal grandchildren can honor their ‘grandmothers’ in person.
Peter Phillips and James, Viscount Severn.
Prince of Wales.
After 15 minutes, the grandchildren left their seats.
The Prince of Wales and Peter Phillips depart Westminster tonight.
Here is a one-minute video from the royal family’s Twitter account.
The Queen’s grandchildren hold a vigil next to Her Majesty’s coffin in Westminster Hall. pic.twitter.com/lChZW6OdIP
— Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 17, 2022
The Prince and Princess of Wales attended a luncheon at Buckingham Palace today.
The event was hosted by King Charles for the Governor of the Realms.
Also present at the reception and lunch were Princess Anne, her husband, Lieutenant General Tim Lawrence, the Earl and Duchess of Wessex, the Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Princess Alexandra.
Queen Consort and Princess of Wales.
Below, the Princess and Cyril Errol Melquiades Charles, Governor of Saint Lucia.
The King is the Head of State of the 14 Commonwealth Kingdoms.
14 Kingdoms: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.
Another view of Queen Consort and Princess of Wales.
The King also met with Prime Ministers of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and the Bahamas.
Thank you again Curly’s kate middleton style, The princess appears to have worn an Emilia Wickstead dress Jorgie gathered bodice midi dress in black. She also wore her Jubilee Diamond and Pearl Earrings in silver, Nigel Marne Pearl her bracelet, and her triple strand pearl necklace she wore earlier this week.the necklace Now confirmed to be the property of the QueenFrom the one full body picture we have, she looks like she’s wearing Gianvito Rossi 105 suede pumps.
Also today, Prince Charles and Prince William dedicated time to thank the paramedics who have been keeping watch during the Queen’s 12 days of mourning.
The two visited the Special Operations Center of the Metropolitan Police Department.
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Officers from other police units were also present to help out from all over the country. The King also london ambulance serviceLondon Fire Brigade, London and Army Transport.
daily mail “…The King also thanked the London Ambulance Service, the London Fire Brigade, Transport for London and the Army personnel, as well as police officers for their provision of police planning and policing in the days leading up to his mother’s funeral. I met. “
The King and Prince William greeted the people near Lambeth Bridge.
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M.Our people shrieked, cheered and wept after a close encounter with the King and Prince of Wales who made a surprise appearance in a public queue in central London.
Hundreds of people who had waited over ten hours to see the Queen lay in state were warmly welcomed by Charles and William under the clear skies of Lambeth Palace Road.
The royals arrived unexpectedly around 12:30pm, sending shockwaves through the weary and bemused crowd waiting to pay their respects to the Queen.
The Prince shakes Paddington’s paw.
Here is a video.
The Prince of Wales shook hands with Teddy Paddington Bear while meeting members of the public in line. pic.twitter.com/ExCaaEAOCC
— PA Media (@PA) September 17, 2022
I believe this is the same group as Paddington you see above. Seeing the bear, the king asked, “Did you eat the marmalade?” I also wanted to show a gentleman holding a Canadian flag to greet my cross-border friends.
The King seemed to be enjoying himself.
from daily mail coverage.
Hundreds of people cheered and applauded along the South Bank near Lambeth in south London when Prince Charles and Prince William appeared, and many chanted “Hail Hip Hip” and “God, King!” as the royals passed by. Please save me,” he cried. Many people took pictures, were pressed against metal walls, eager to exchange words with the king and heirs to the throne, and shook hands with those close to them.
Shaking hands with the mourners, the Prince of Wales said, “It means a lot that you are here. She [the Queen] You will never believe this.you will make friends for life [those who have met in crowd’. Revealing that his wife Kate Middleton and children George, Charlotte and Louis were ‘ok’ and ‘all united in grief’, William also said that he became emotional seeing his grandmother’s corgis, adding: ‘They are being looked after – they have gone to a very good home’.
We return to The Telegraph’s piece.
The late Queen would “never have believed” the sight of the queue to see her lying in state, the Prince of Wales has said, as he praises the unity and new friendships forged through mutual grief.
The Prince…said seeing the number of people wanting to pay their respects was “quite emotional”.
“She would never have believed all this,” he told wellwishers of his grandmother. “It seems to be uniting everyone and bringing everyone together.”
One more photo from the walkabout.
And a screengrab of a social media post from the Kensington Palace Twitter account this afternoon.
Here is the Queue Tracker as of 6pm EDT.
And the scene at Tower Bridge.
Overnight rehearsals continue for Monday’s State Funeral. Below, members of the Grenadier Guards at Victoria Barracks after taking part in a full ceremonial rehearsal early this morning.
Almost 6000 UK armed forces are taking part in Monday’s events.
In a social media post, the British Army noted, ” It has never been more important for our soldiers to look their best than for Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral. Every soldier and unit involved rehearsed last night to ensure Her Majesty receives the honour she deserves.”
The line for breakfast at Victoria Barracks following the rehearsal.
Also today, a statement from Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice. Here is the text of their full statement.
The Telegraph offers full coverage of tonight’s vigil in this 25-minute video.
This is a 6-minute coverage of my grandson’s wake.
The Head of State pays tribute to Her Majesty the Queen. This video includes Justin Trudeau (Canada) and Anthony Albanese (Australia) at Westminster Hall.
I believe this video shows Thursday’s rehearsal.
This video on preparing for military service covers only one aspect of military operations. Thanks to Patricia Treble for the tip.
The people behind the parade – every detail is perfect.
Prior to Monday’s funeral, fittings, stitches and badges will be prepared for all who will stand in the parade to honor Her Majesty the Queen. pic.twitter.com/numJWoqwjz
— Department of Defense 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) September 17, 2022
4 minutes + all-night rehearsal coverage.
A video of members of the royal family leaving a luncheon at Buckingham Palace.
Members of the royal family leaving the reception first.
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