King Charles’ goddaughter India Hicks says it was a ‘privilege’ to attend the Queen’s funeral as she shares photos of herself and her mother Lady Pamela Hicks in their mourning attire

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  • King Charles’ granddaughter India Hicks, with her mother, Lady Pamela Hicks, 93, a bridesmaid for the Queen, at Westminster Abbey yesterday
  • After the service he posted photos of himself and Lady Pamela in mourning attire on Instagram, saying it was a ‘privilege’ to attend the state funeral.
  • Lady Pamela is Prince Philip’s cousin and daughter of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma – and was one of the Queen’s brides
  • Queen’s funeral: All the latest news and coverage from the royal family

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The king’s granddaughter, India Hicks, shared pictures of herself dressed in mourning attire with fans on Instagram after the Queen’s state funeral on Monday.

Hicks, 55, shared two photos with his 345,000 followers on Instagram – including his mother, Lady Pamela Hicks, who attended the service at Westminster Abbey yesterday.

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In an emotional post, Hicks, who was the bride at the King’s wedding to Princess Diana in 1981, said it was a ‘privilege’ to attend the service.

In the photos, Hicks is seen wearing a fitted black dress with an ornate pattern, matched by a striking bowed headpiece with oversized floral embellishments; The socialite and mother of five also wore black suede knee-high boots for the historic occasion.

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King Charles’ granddaughter India Hicks, 55, accompanied by her mother, Lady Pamela Hicks, 93, a bride for the Queen, to be photographed in her mourning dress, at Westminster Abbey, yesterday

In the photos, Hicks is seen wearing a fitted black dress with an ornate pattern, which is matched by an eye-catching headpiece with oversized floral embellishments.

In the photos, Hicks is seen wearing a fitted black dress with an ornate pattern, which is matched by an eye-catching headpiece with oversized floral embellishments.

Lady Pamela Hicks, who is Prince Philip’s cousin and daughter of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, looked straight into the camera for her photo with her youngest daughter.

Wearing a stylish pleated dress with patent black loafers and a wide-brimmed hat, the aristocrat turned 93. Both women wore brooches, with Lady Pamela donning a diamond bow brooch, along with a five-string pearl necklace.

Hicks captioned the pictures on his social media account, saying: ‘What a privilege. To watch the sun set over Westminster Abbey last night and return today, next to my mother, for the State Funeral, then for the Committal Service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.’

India stayed in the country for a period of mourning and tied her hair in a low bun and chose a black fascinator for the service.

India stayed in the country for a period of mourning and tied her hair in a low bun and chose a black fascinator for the service.

India, who has sons Wesley, 24, Felix, 24, Emory, 22, Conrad, 18, and daughter Domino, 13, with her partner David Flint Wood, lives in the Bahamas, but stayed in the UK last week to celebrate one year of her life. Was in  Wedding anniversary when the queen passed away at the age of 96

India, who has sons Wesley, 24, Felix, 24, Emory, 22, Conrad, 18, and daughter Domino, 13, with her partner David Flint Wood, lives in the Bahamas, but stayed in the UK last week to celebrate one year of her life. Was in Wedding anniversary when the queen passed away at the age of 96

India, 55, looked sad in all black, including a long-sleeved black dress and knee-high Louboutin boots, as she walked with her wheelchair-bound mother Lady Pamela Hicks at Britain's most historic church

India, 55, looked sad in all black, including a long-sleeved black dress and knee-high Louboutin boots, as she walked with her wheelchair-bound mother Lady Pamela Hicks at Britain’s most historic church

King Charles' granddaughter India Hicks tears up as she walks into Westminster Abbey on Monday to say her final goodbye to the Queen

King Charles’ granddaughter India Hicks tears up as she walks into Westminster Abbey on Monday to say her final goodbye to the Queen

India, who has sons Wesley, 24, Felix, 24, Emory, 22, Conrad, 18, and daughter Domino, 13, with her partner David Flint Wood, lives in the Bahamas, but stayed in the UK last week to celebrate one year of her life. Was in Wedding anniversary when Rani passed away at the age of 96.

Lady Pamela’s father, Earl Mountbatten, was affectionately known as ‘Uncle Dickie’ by Prince Philip and the Queen, and was seen as highly influential in the early lives of both royals.

Through her father she is the great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, which also makes her a distant cousin of the Queen.

India was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.  He is pictured on the second left at the wedding with the Queen and Diana

India was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. He is pictured on the second left at the wedding with the Queen and Diana

Lady Pamela is the daughter of Earl Mountbatten, brother of Prince Philip's mother.  She previously served as Her Majesty's Waiting Lady.

The Queen and Pamela Hicks are pictured together

Lady Pamela is the daughter of Earl Mountbatten, brother of Prince Philip’s mother. She previously served as Her Majesty’s Waiting Lady. The pair have been lifelong friends, pictured throughout their lives

Lady Pamela has previously shared insight into the family life of the Windsors.

She recalled in a podcast interview last year how Queen Battenberg was always ‘patient’ and ‘kind’ to her mother-in-law, Princess Alice, which could have been ‘very fast and hard’

‘I remember, she was living in Windsor and we were waiting to go to lunch,’ Lady Pamela recalled. ‘He had come to pick her up for lunch with the queen.

Lady Pamela Hicks was one of the bridesmaids at Prince Philip's marriage to Princess Elizabeth in 1947

Lady Pamela Hicks was one of the bridesmaids at Prince Philip’s marriage to Princess Elizabeth in 1947

‘He was a new horseman, a young man of about 20, and he thought he should entertain and talk to Princess Alice.

‘ he asked involuntarily, “and what are you doing this morning, ma’am,” to which Princess Alice replied: “And what does that have to do with you?”

Lady Pamela also explained that, despite living under the same roof as their son, Princess Alice and Prince Philip led very different lives.

Lady Pamela said, ‘She was in a dressing gown, by choice, in the attic. ‘While Prince Philip downstairs was very busy.’

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