King Charles and Princess Anne have reunited with other members of the royal family as the Queen’s coffin arrived at Buckingham Palace.
Princess Anne accompanied her coffin from Edinburgh after it had been laid to rest in St Giles’ Cathedral while other members of the royal family were at Buckingham Palace. The monarch’s coffin had been transported there on Monday after spending the previous four nights at rest at her Balmoral home, where she died “peacefully” on September 8.
For their last night alone with Her Majesty before she is moved to lie in state, members of the family, including Prince William, the Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Princess Eugenie, Zara Tindall, and Lady Louise Windsor, are anticipated to be present at Buckingham Palace.
The coffin was flown to RAF Northolt with the Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence in tow.
For the poignant occasion, King Charles and the Queen Consort also traveled back from Northern Ireland. As part of his tour of the United Kingdom, the new King had visited the nation.
As they drove up to Buckingham Palace, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were spotted wearing incredibly somber expressions.
When she and her husband Jack Brooksbank arrived at Buckingham Palace, Princess Eugenie appeared incredibly dejected.
Even though Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi arrived in a different vehicle, Beatrice appeared just as distraught as her sister.
The coffin will be in the Bow Room until Wednesday, when it will be moved to Westminster Hall, where it will lie in state until the Queen’s state funeral on September 19.
When the coffin got to London, it was put in a hearse and driven to Buckingham Palace. When the procession touched down at RAF Northolt, Liz Truss, the prime minister, and Ben Wallace, the defense secretary, were present.
Anne gave a respectful curtsey as the state hearse passed, and her husband did likewise.
After 8 o’clock, the state hearse returned to Buckingham Palace. Crowds who had gathered applauded “hip hip hooray” in her honor as it passed. Some people were seen wiping away their tears.
Monday saw the Queen being carried to St. Giles’ Cathedral under the leadership of Charles, Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.
The Queen Consort and the Countess of Wessex sat on chairs next to the coffin as a show of support during the ten-minute vigil that the Queen’s four children held between 7:46 and 7:56 p.m.