Several members of the Royal family had tearful moments on Wednesday afternoon as they took part in a procession moving the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace and a service at Westminster Hall
An emotional Prince Harry appeared to lose his composure during a service at Westminster Hall after the Queen’s coffin procession from Buckingham Palace, as he was seen wiping his eyes.
And the Prince was not the only royal to temporarily abandon the traditional British stiff upper lip during the ceremony.
The coffin carrying the late Queen Elizabeth II left Buckingham Palace for the final time on Wednesday afternoon and was moved to Westminster Hall.
Here, it will lie-in-state for members of the public to pay their respects until Monday 19 September, the day of the late monarch’s funeral.
The Queen’s coffin was followed on foot by her four children, King Charles III, 73, Princess Anne, 72, Prince Andrew, 62, and Prince Edward, 58, as well as her grandsons, Prince William, 40, and Prince Harry, 37, – who walked side-by-side – and Peter Phillips, 44, who is the son of Princess Anne.
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Britain’s King Charles III reacts as he walks behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II ( Image: AFP via Getty Images)
Members of the royal family, including King Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and their wives, Camila Queen Consort, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, then attended a service for the reception of Her Majesty the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall before the lying-in-state begins.
During the service, Prince Harry was seen wiping his eyes during the emotional moment.
Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex’s daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, was seen wiping away tears during the service, as was Princess Eugenie of York.
In another touching moment, Prince William was seen comforting a sombre-looking Katherine, Princess of Wales, as he placed a hand on her back.
While King Charles III appeared to have an emotional moment prior to the ceremony, and was seen glassy-eyed during it.
Meghan, who travelled by car alongside the Countess of Wessex during the procession, looked to be wiping a tear from her eye after the ceremony at Westminster Hall, when she left in a car with Prince Harry.