Queen’s grandchildren take part in historic vigil by her coffin

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Queen’s eight grandchildren have taken part in a vigil, standing beside her coffin in Westminster Hall. Their parents performed a vigil twice in the last week.

Their late grandmother is lying in state ahead of the state funeral on Monday.

Princes William and Harry wore military attire. The rest, – Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips, and Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn – all wore black.

This is the first time in history a monarch’s grandchildren will perform what is traditionally known as the Vigil of the Princes.

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