King Charles and siblings hold final vigil for the Queen before funeral

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The Queen’s final vigil has been held by King Charles and his siblings Anne, Andrew, and Edward before the late monarch is buried on September 19.

The Queen’s four children stood guard over their mother’s casket in Westminster Hall for more than ten minutes this evening while wistful mourners looked on. They are holding their second and last vigil for the late king.

The four siblings wore camouflage clothing.

The Duke of York had previously been prohibited from donning military uniform at public engagements before being relieved of his armed forces patronages earlier this year due to a sexual assault complaint in the US.


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However, he was given special permission tonight to dress in uniform during the vigil as a “last act of respect” for his mother.

His years of service in the Navy, which included his participation in the Falklands War, earned him the right to wear the full military dress uniform of a Vice Admiral of the Navy.

Eight of the Queen’s grandchildren will hold a similar vigil tomorrow. Prince Harry will also be granted a special dispensation to wear his army colors during the ceremony, despite being prohibited from doing so as part of his “Megxit” agreement after stepping down from frontline royal duties in 2020.

On Saturday night, Harry will attend the celebration with his brother, Prince William, as well as Zara Tindal, Peter Philips, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor, and James Viscount Severn.

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