King Charles III Leads Vigil Of Queen's Children Over Her Coffin

King Charles III, accompanied by his three siblings – Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – took part in the vigil of the princes this evening at Westminster

Hall. King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex hold a vigil beside the coffin of their mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as it lies in state on

the catafalque in Westminster Hall. (Photo: Yui Mok via PA Wire/PA Images) The 15-minute long ceremony involved Queen Elizabeth II’s four children standing guard around her

coffin at Westminster Hall where the queen has been lying in state since Wednesday evening. King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York (right) and the Earl of

Wessex (left) arrive to hold a vigil beside the coffin of their mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as it lies in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of

Westminster, London. Picture date: Friday September 16, 2022. (Photo: Hannah McKay via PA Wire/PA Images) Notably, all four were in military uniform, including Prince Andrew who

reportedly received a special exception to allow him to wear his for the vigil. Earlier in the week, he wore a morning suit while marching behind his mother’s coffin, reflecting

the fact that he was stripped of all his military titles and royal patronages back in 2019.