Monday 19 September 2022 01:29 PM Queen's funeral: Kate Middleton cuts a sombre figure as she arrives at ... trends now

Monday 19 September 2022 01:29 PM Queen's funeral: Kate Middleton cuts a sombre figure as she arrives at ... trends now
Monday 19 September 2022 01:29 PM Queen's funeral: Kate Middleton cuts a sombre figure as she arrives at ... trends now

Monday 19 September 2022 01:29 PM Queen's funeral: Kate Middleton cuts a sombre figure as she arrives at ... trends now

The Princess of Wales was the picture of dignity as she joined her husband and children at the Queen's funeral. 

Kate, 40, paid tribute to the Queen by wearing her pearl choker necklace and delicate drop earrings, as she joined senior members of the Royal Family and visiting dignitaries to pay tribute to Her Majesty. 

The Princess of Wales arrived for the service in a car with the Queen Consort and her children, Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, seven, who were on their best behaviour despite the enormity of the occasion. 

After the service, which was attended by 2,000 mourners including foreign monarchs, dignitaries and heads of state, the Princess of Wales and her children joined the Duchess of Cornwall in a car for the procession past Buckingham Palace to Wellington Arch. 

She provided a comforting hand and reassuring word to her young children when they needed it, but otherwise remained solemn throughout proceedings.

The Princess of Wales, who inherited her new title on the death of Her Majesty 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. 

The Princess of Wales and her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte leave Westminster Abbey with the Queen Consort

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 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 paid tribute to Her Majesty by wearing her pearl necklace and drop earrings for the funeral today

The Princess of Wales paid tribute to Her Majesty by wearing her pearl necklace and drop earrings for the funeral today 

The Princess of Wales cut an elegant figure as she arrived at Westminster Abbey with her children George and Charlotte

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

The couple have made a number of appearances over the last week, including stepping out to thank well-wishers for their support at Sandringham. 

The Waleses joined King Charles III and the Queen Consort, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Earl and Countess of Wessex for the moving procession. 

The family then followed the coffin out of the Abbey as it made its journey down the Mall to Buckingham Palace, with Kate once again joining her children and Camilla in a car. 

The Princess, who has taken part in a number of engagements this week, remained stoic as she reassured her children in front of the camera and under the watchful eyes of the 2,000 mourners who gathered in the Abbey to pay their respects. 

Prince George and Princess Charlotte were given their copies of the order of service, turning the pages as they followed the proceedings.

King Charles III sat at the head of the family, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex nearby, after more than a week leading the monarchy and the nation in mourning his mother the Queen. 

The Archbishop of Canterbury has 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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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

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

Prince of Wales (C) attends with Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales (R) and Britain's Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank , Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank , Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

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

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