THIS is the sweet moment Prince William ushered Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to their seats as they took their places in St George’s Chapel today.
The Prince of Wales, 40, joined his family at the Queen’s committal service in Windsor as Her Majesty was finally laid to rest this afternoon.
Prince William ushered the rest of his family to their seats before taking his own
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went before William and Kate, and were followed by Princess Charlotte
The Prince of Wales, Prince George, the Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte, the Duke of Sussex and Duchess of Sussex at the Committal Service for the Queen at St George’s Chapel today
Joining the 800-strong congregation, William led his two eldest children, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince George of Wales, to their seats.
The children were joined by their mother, the Princess of Wales, and followed by their uncle and aunt, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
It comes as…
- The Queen’s coffin has arrived at St George’s Chapel to be laid to rest with Prince Philip
- Princess Charlotte cried after The Queen’s emotional funeral in a heartbreaking moment
- King Charles led his family in an outpouring of grief today at his mother’s funeral
- Meghan Markle was teary-eyed as she watched the Queen’s coffin be placed into a hearse
- Princess Kate paid a touching tribute, wearing Her Majesty’s pearl choker
William could be seen pausing before taking his seat – and in one touching moment gestured to his brother and sister-in law to go in front.
He then let George and Charlotte go before him too, slotting Kate in between them before sitting at the end of the row himself.
It came as King Charles stood shoulder to shoulder with his grieving relatives during the hour-long committal service earlier.
The service then came to a poignant finish when the late monarch’s casket was lowered into the 16ft Royal Vault beneath St George’s Chapel.
There, she will lie beside her “strength and stay”, the Duke of Edinburgh, after 18 months of being apart.
Some 800 mourners filed into the gothic chapel this afternoon – where the Queen stood little more than a year ago to bury her husband.
The committal service was conducted by the Dean of Windsor, with prayers said by the Rector of Sandringham, the Minister of Crathie Kirk and the Chaplain of Windsor Great Park.
Following the penultimate hymn, the imperial state crown, the orb and the sceptre were moved from the Queen’s coffin to the altar.
The King then draped the Queen’s Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin before the Lord Chamberlain broke his Wand of Office.
The Dean said a psalm and the Commendation while the coffin was disappeared from public view for the last time.
After this, the Sovereign’s Piper will play a lament and the Archbishop of Canterbury pronounced the blessing, before the congregation sang the national anthem.
King Charles places the Queen’s Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on her coffin
The Duke of Sussex, Princess Charlotte, the Princess of Wales, Prince George, and the Prince of Wales, watch as the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre are removed from the Queen’s coffin
They were joined by the Duke of Wessex, the Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn