The Princess of Wales remained solemn as she joined senior royals for the Committal Service at St George’s Chapel on Monday.
Kate, 40, arrived by car with Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and the Queen Consort, following the Westminster Abbey funeral and procession to Wellington Arch.
Elegant in a black coat dress and black hat, the Princess paid tribute to the Queen by wearing her delicate drop earrings and a pearl choker necklace which was also loaned to Princess Diana. It is the same necklace and earrings she wore to the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral last year.
In a final touching tribute, Kate finished her look with Princess Diana’s pearl bracelet.
The Princess of Wales and her children this morning joined Prince William, King Charles III and other senior royals to pay their respects to Her Majesty alongside 2,000 mourners including visiting monarchs, heads of state and all living British Prime Ministers.
Kate provided a comforting hand and reassuring word to her young children when they needed it, but otherwise remained solemn throughout the moving service that paid tribute to Britain’s longest reigning monarch.
The Princess of Wales arrived for the Committal Service at St George’s Chapel with her children George and Charlotte
The Princess of Wales paid tribute to Her Majesty by wearing her pearl necklace and drop earrings for the funeral today
The Princess and her children arrived by car after travelling from Wellington Arch, where the funeral procession ended
The Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte and Prince George arriving at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, for the service
Princess Charlotte followed the Queen Consort into St George’s Chapel ahead of the Committal Service on Monday evening
From left: Princess Charlotte, the Princes of Wales, Prince George and Prince William at St George’s Chapel, Windsor
The Waleses took their seats alongside the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (left of Charlotte) and other members of the family
The Sussexes and the Wales’ sing as Her Majesty the Queen had her symbols of monarchy removed along with her titles
The coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II rests in George’s Chapel, Windsor
The Crown Jeweller, left, removes the Imperial State Crown from the coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as she enters the royal crypt as a ‘simple Christian soul’
The Queen is laid to rest for eternity in St George’s Chapel as her coffin is lowered into the royal vault following her state funeral at Westminster Abbey
The King looks moved as her mother is finally laid to rest during the service of committal
The Crown Jewels were poignantly removed from the casket to show that the Queen’s reign was at an end
The Princess of Wales, who inherited her new title on the death of the Queen, has been a pillar of strength for her husband as he steps up to embrace the role of Prince of Wales in the wake of his grandmother’s death.
King Charles III was left close to tears during a state funeral service at Westminster Abbey.
The Queen was head of state but also a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and in a personal touch, the wreath adorning her coffin had a handwritten note penned by the King. The message said: ‘In loving and devoted memory.’
The Archbishop of Canterbury described the Queen as having touched ‘a multitude of lives’ and being a ‘joyful’ figure for many, in his sermon at her state funeral.
The Prince and Princess of Wales sat with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte for the service in Windsor
With the grieving royal family sitting nearby and thousands of mourners filling London’s streets, Justin Welby said the outpouring of emotion ‘arises from her abundant life and loving service, now gone from us’.
Mr Welby echoed the Queen’s reassuring words from her lockdown address to the nation, when he told the Westminster Abbey congregation that all who follow her example, and her faith in God, ‘can with her say: ‘We will meet again”.
Mr Welby, standing in the church where kings and queens have been crowned since 1066, told the mourners: ‘People of loving service are rare in any walk of life. Leaders of loving service are still rarer.
‘But in all cases those who serve will be loved and remembered when those who cling to power and privileges are forgotten.
The Princess of Wales spoke to the Equerry of the Prince of Wales as they followed the coffin from the funeral earlier today
Royals stopped at Wellington Arch following the funeral procession from Westminster Abbey, and before going to Windsor
The Princess of Wales with her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte following the funeral service at Westminster Abbey
The Princess of Wales, Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Wellington Arch after the funeral at Westminster Abbey
The Princess of Wales lowered her head as she, George and Charlotte made their way through London following the funeral
Jewellery steeped in meaning: Kate wore necklace and earrings owned by the Queen – and worn by Diana
The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, previously wore the pearl earrings to the Queen’s Service of Thanksgiving in June (left). The Queen wore the jewels in her first Royal Command portrait by Dorothy Wilding in July 1952
Kate wore the same earrings and necklace for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April 2021, pictured
The Princess of Wales paid tribute to the Queen with the jewellery they wore to the funeral. Kate opted for the same necklace and earring combination that she wore just over a year ago for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.
The pieces of jewellery were also previously worn by her husband’s late mother, Diana, and are thought to have been loaned to Kate for the first time by the Queen in 2017.
Described as a Japanese choker with four rows of pearls and a curved central diamond clasp, this was accompanied with a pair of Bahrain drop pearl earrings.
The Queen was pictured wearing the set during an engagement in Bangladesh in 1983, having loaned the set a year earlier to Diana to wear during a state visit from Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
Kate was also seen wearing the necklace to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 70th wedding anniversary dinner in 2017.
The necklace is said to have been commissioned by the Queen using pearls which were a gift from the Japanese government after her first state visit to the nation in 1975.
The earrings were made using two from a collection of pearls given to the Queen as a wedding gift from the Hakim in Bahrain in 1947.
‘The grief of this day – felt not only by the late Queen’s family but all round the nation, Commonwealth and world – arises from her abundant life and loving service, now gone from us.
‘She was joyful, present to so many, touching a multitude of lives.’
The Archbishop ended his sermon by telling the congregation: ‘We will all face the merciful judgment of God: we can all share the Queen’s hope which in life and death inspired her servant leadership.
‘Service in life, hope in death. All who follow the Queen’s example, and inspiration of trust and faith in God, can with her say: ‘We will meet again.’
The Princess of Wales and her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte leave Westminster Abbey with the Queen Consort
The Queen Consort led the Princess of Wales and her children, and the Duchess of Sussex and the Countess of Wessex, from Westminster Abbey to join the procession by car
The Princess of Wales cut an elegant figure as she arrived at Westminster Abbey with her children George and Charlotte
The Princess of Wales, Prince George and Princess Charlotte waited with the Duchess of Sussex to join the walk behind the coffin
Kate and Prince William were seated on the front row of Westminster Abbey with their children George and Charlotte
King Charles III and the Queen Consort led the Royal Family following behind the Queen’s coffin following the funeral
The Countess of Sussex, the Queen Consort, Prince George, the Princess of Wales and Princess Charlotte at the Abbey
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in a Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre arrives during the State Funeral Service
The funeral procession marches down The Mall following the service at Westminster Abbey, on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. Her children and grandchildren followed with other royals in their cars
During the service the Countess of Wessex was spotted dabbing a tear from her eye and Princess Beatrice looked overcome with emotion at one point.
The royal family were sat opposite from foreign kings and queens including King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Prince Albert of Monaco and King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain.
Nearby were some of the Queen’s former ladies in waiting including Baroness Hussey, whose late husband was Marmaduke Hussey the former chairman of the BBC board of governors.
Tens of thousands of mourners lined the ceremonial procession route from the Abbey to Wellington Arch, where the Queen’s coffin left for her Berkshire home of Windsor Castle and a committal service.
The Queen Consort, Prince George, the Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte, the Countess of Wessex and the Duchess of Sussex leave Westminster Abbey
The Princess of Wales put on a dignified display as she left Westminster Abbey with her children and the Queen Consort
The Princess of Wales looked poised as she stood behind her children on their way out of Westminster Abbey today
The Princess of Wales wore a black hat with an elegant veil that fell over her face, as seen as she left Westminster Abbey
The Duchess of Sussex, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, the Princess of Wales, the Queen Consort and Sophie Wessex
The Duchess of Sussex, the Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte and the Countess of Wessex leave Westminster Abbey
The Queen Consort led the royal women including the Duchess of Sussex, the Princess of Wales and the Countess of Wessex as she left Westminster Abbey
Kate looked resplendent as she left the funeral with the Queen Consort, Prince George and Princess Charlotte
Led by the Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales and her family left the funeral service at Westminster Abbey
The Princess of Wales remained stoic as she left Westminster Abbey with her children and the Queen Consort
The Princess of Wales gazed out of the window of the car as she joined the ceremonial procession from Westminster Abbey
Her coffin was borne on a gun carriage in a spectacle not seen for many generations, as hundreds of soldiers, sailors and airmen marched to solemn funeral pieces or lined the route.
In a moving gesture, staff from Buckingham Palace stood outside the gates of the royal residence and watched as the late monarch was taken past.
The Queen’s coffin was flanked by people she had known well, her equerries, drawn from the military to organiser her diary, and soldiers from the Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards – soldiers she personally commanded.
Behind her coffin were Charles and his siblings – the Princess Royal, Duke of York and Earl of Wessex – who were followed by the monarch’s three grandsons, Peter Phillips, Duke of Sussex and Prince of Wales.
The Princess of Wales and the Queen Consort sat behind Prince George and Princess Charlotte as they left the Abbey
The Princess of Wales wore a pair of earrings that previously belonged to the Queen as she left Westminster Abbey
The Queen Consort and the Princess of Wales travelled with Prince George and Princess Charlotte following the service
The Queen Consort and the Princess of Wales travelled in a car with Prince George and Princess Charlotte after the service
The Princess of Wales, the Queen Consort, Prince George and Princess Charlotte travelled by car to Wellington Arch
The elegant Princess of Wales looked reflective as she gazed out of the window during the procession in London on Monday
Princess Charlotte looked out of the window while Prince George looked down at his hand as the car followed the coffin
A thoughtful Prince George looked out of the window as he joined his sister, mother and the Queen Consort in a car
The Princess of Wales opted for sentimental jewellery, wearing the Queen’s earrings and necklace and Diana’s bracelet
George, now second-in-line to the throne, joined his parents to say goodbye to his great-grandmother the Queen
The royal women travelled behind in state limousines with the Princess of Wales and her children George and Charlotte with the Queen Consort and the Duchess of Sussex travelling with the Countess of Wessex.
This evening, the Queen returned home to Windsor where she will soon be reunited for eternity with her beloved husband Prince Philip in the crypt at St George’s Chapel – her final resting place.
For the coffin’s journey to the outskirts of Windsor, the public’s appreciation of the late monarch mirrored the scenes in the capital.
The hearse was strewn with flowers across its roof and windscreen and at the outskirts of Windsor a procession was formed featuring soldiers on foot from the Household Cavalry’s Blues and Royals and Life Guards with mounted members of the Household Cavalry regiment.
The Princess of Wales waited with her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte and their aunt, the Duchess of Sussex, as the Queen’s coffin arrived at Westminster Abbey
The Princess of Wales waited for the coffin to arrive with her children George and Charlotte and sister-in-law Meghan
The Waleses followed behind Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex as the coffin processed through the Abbey
The Princess of Wales led her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte as they entered Westminster Abbey on Friday
The Prince and Princess of Wales sat next to their son Prince George for the funeral at Westminster Abbey today
George, Kate and Charlotte sing hymns in the Queen’s memory
The Prince of Wales and Prince George sat alongside one another at the funeral
Prince of Wales (C) attends with Britain’s Catherine, Princess of Wales (R) and Britain’s Sophie, Countess of Wessex
The Prince of Wales appeared to say something to his son Prince George as the bearer party with the coffin walked past
The Prince and Princess of Wales brought their children George, nine, and Charlotte, seven, to the funeral at Westminster Abbey
At one point Prince George appeared to wipe his eyes while seven-year-old Princess Charlotte looked through the order of service
Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank , Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
Tens of thousands of people lined The Long Walk and applauded as the flower-covered hearse carrying the late sovereign’s coffin slowly processed towards her Berkshire castle, where she spent most of her final years before her death – including lockdown with Prince Philip.
In a touching gesture the late Queen’s two faithful friends, her corgis Muick and Sandy, were part of the day and made an appearance.
Minute Guns were fired by The King’s Troop to signal the monarch is home as the hearse approached the West Steps of St George’s Chapel. The Castle’s Sebastopol bell rang – something that only happens when a British monarch dies – as the State Hearse ended its journey to the sound of bagpipes.
The Princess of Wales arrived in a car with her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte
The Princess of Wales arrived in a car with her children George and Charlotte
The family were greeted on their arrival at Westminster Abbey ahead of the funeral on Monday
The Princess of Wales held her daughter Princess Charlotte’s hand as they arrived at Westminster Abbey for the funeral
The Princess of Wales arrived for the funeral with the Queen Consort and her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte
The Princess of Wales wore her brunette locks swept up in a low chignon and chose sentimental jewellery for the occasion
The Princess of Wales paid tribute to the Queen by wearing her necklace and earrings for the funeral on Monday
The Princess of her Wales and her children were greeted on their arrival at Westminster Abbey on Monday
The Princess of Wales looked thoughtful as she gazed out the window on her way to Westminster Abbey today
The Princess put a reassuring hand on her daughter Princess Charlotte as they arrived at Westminster Abbey today
The Princess of Wales looked resplendent as she arrived for the Queen ‘s funeral with her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte
The King, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex were among those who met the coffin as it arrived at the castle after a procession along Windsor’s packed Long Walk.
Like the processions held earlier in the day they were followed by the monarch’s three grandsons Peter Phillips, Duke of Sussex and Prince of Wales.
Among those invited to the committal service were prime ministers from countries where the Queen was head of state, and former British prime ministers Sir John Major and Sir Tony Blair, who are Garter Knights and the current premier Liz Truss.
A large number of the Queen’s staff who worked closely with the late monarch were also invited to the service.
The Queen leaves Westminster Abbey for the last time after her state funeral this morning
King Charles, William, Prince of Wales and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, look towards Her Majesty’s coffin
King Charles III follows the State Gun Carriage carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre
Britain’s King Charles, Britain’s Anne, Princess Royal, Britain’s Prince Andrew, Britain’s Prince Edward, Britain’s William, Prince of Wales and Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex following the funeral procession outside Westminster Abbey as the Queen heads to Windsor
Princess Anne and Prince William salute the Queen’s funeral – as Prince Harry and Prince Andrew do not
Big Ben chimed as the Queen was taken away from her state funeral and out of Parliament Square
The coffin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth makes it way on the procession from Westminster Abbey
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A long line of mourners walk into the UK’s most important church
The congregation were in place several hours before the Queen’s coffin arrived
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Former prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May arrive at Westminster Abbey for the service this morning
Former prime minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha outside Westminster Abbey this morning
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon arrives for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey today
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