Prince William and Harry, along with their cousins, stood guard around Queen Elizabeth’s coffin in London’s historic Westminster Hall during a solemn vigil honoring Britain’s longest-serving monarch.
King Charles III’s sons, Princes William and Harry, were joined by Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Princess Anne’s children, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall, and Prince Edward’s children, Louise and James.
Prince William and Harry both showed up in ceremonial military uniforms.
The Queen’s grandchildren keep a vigil next to Her Majesty’s coffin in Westminster Hall. pic.twitter.com/lChZW6OdIP
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King Charles’s two sons stood in silence during a 15-minute vigil in the huge Westminster Hall where the coffin has been lying since Wednesday, draped in the Royal Standard and bearing the jeweled Imperial state crown.
Thousands of people have been waiting for more than 24 hours to pass by the coffin and pay their respects to the Queen.
Earlier on Saturday, Charles and his heir William shook hands and greeted benefactors in line, asking how long they had been there and if they were warm enough.
To cheers of “hip, hip, hooray” and cries of “God save the King,” Charles and William spoke to mourners near Lambeth Bridge as they neared the end of the huge line to see the state lying in the historic Westminster Hall.