Zara and Mike Tindall and their kids join Eugenie and Beatrice at Queen’s emotional Westminster vigil

Extended members of the Queen’s family were seen at the Prince’s Vigil held at Westminster Hall this evening, Friday 16 September.

The late monarch has been Lying-in-State in London since Wednesday and thousands of mourners have filed past to pay their final respects after queuing for hours.

Her Majesty the Queen’s four children came together for the sombre affair as they mounted guard at the four corners of the catafalque for 15 minutes.

All were in military uniform including Prince Andrew – who was stripped of his military titles last year and Princess Anne, who the first woman to have taken part in the Vigil of the Princes.

It comes just four days after they participated in a vigil in St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

Unexpectedly, the likes of Zara and Mike Tindall, alongside the Queen Consort Camilla and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, were also in attendance.

Footage of the vigil also showed sisters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, as well as Zara and Mike’s young daughters, Mia, eight, and Lena, four. Their youngest born – one year old Lucas – didn’t appear to be with them.

Supporting their father, James, Viscount Severn, 14 and Lady Louise Windsor, 18, were spotted too.

Their appearance comes ahead of the grandchildren’s own vigil for their late grandmother that will be taking place tomorrow evening.

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The Prince of Wales, 40, will stand at the head, with the Duke of Sussex, 38, at the foot. At King Charles' request, they will both be in uniform, after Harry was given special permission to wear his military uniform for the occasion.

The Queen's other grandchildren will be in morning suits and dark formal dresses with decorations as they stand vigil beside their beloved late grandmother's coffin.

Prince William's wife Kate Middleton, 40, and Harry's wife Meghan Markle, 41, are not expected to attend.

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Prince William will be flanked by his cousins Zara Tindall, 41, and Peter Philips, 44, who are the daughter and son of Princess Anne, known as the Princess Royal, 72.

Prince Harry will be stationed beside Princesses Beatrice, 34, and Eugenie, 32, the daughters of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, 62.

The children of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, Lady Louise, 18, and Viscount Severn, 14, will stand near the middle of their grandmother’s coffin.

King Charles III was the one to invite the grieving grandchildren to pay their respects to the late monarch.


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