Princess Anne stands shoulder-to-shoulder with her brothers: Queen’s daughter dons Navy uniform as she follows her mother’s coffin from Buckingham Palace 

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  • The Queen was taken to the Palace of Westminster today, where she will remain in state until Monday
  • Princess Anne, Charles, William and Harry follow the coffin on foot as she makes her journey in front of mourners
  • Last night comes after a service reserved for close family members at Buckingham Palace
  • The last rites of the late emperor will be held on Monday 19 September, which will be attended by world leaders

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Princess Anne joins other members of the Royal Family at Westminster Hall today after the procession of Her Majesty’s coffin from Buckingham Palace.

The Queen’s only daughter wore a formal navy uniform during the 38-minute visit as she marched behind her mother’s coffin with King Charles and Princesses William and Harry, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex.

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Her Majesty spent her final night in the Bow Room of her home in London, before being taken on a gun carriage at Westminster Hall this afternoon, where she will remain in state for four days until her funeral on Monday.

Exactly at 2.22 pm this afternoon, the coffin was placed on a gun carriage and led a procession along Whitehall and then down a packed mall into Parliament Square before entering the Palace of Westminster.

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It entered Westminster Hall as the choir of Westminster Abbey and the choir of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace sang Psalm 139. The Archbishop of Canterbury then read the opening prayer, which the king led the royals to read.

The Princess Royal, pictured today walking behind the Queen’s coffin during the ceremonial procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall

Anne is seen taking a moment for reflection during a service inside the Palace of Westminster, where Queen Elizabeth II is lying in state (pictured LR: King Charles, Princess Anne, Camilla, Queen Consort, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence)

Anne is seen taking a moment for reflection during a service inside the Palace of Westminster, where Queen Elizabeth II is lying in state (pictured LR: King Charles, Princess Anne, Camilla, Queen Consort, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence)

The Queen was held at Westminster Hall to pay tribute to the nation this afternoon after a procession from Buckingham Palace.

The Queen was held at Westminster Hall to pay tribute to the nation this afternoon after a procession from Buckingham Palace.

Camilla, Queen Consort, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at the service that followed the coffin procession

Camilla, Queen Consort, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at the service that followed the coffin procession

The Queen's grandchildren - including Lady Louise and Princess Beatrice - appeared emotional as they attended the service in London today

The Queen’s grandchildren – including Lady Louise and Princess Beatrice – appeared emotional as they attended the service in London today

Other members of the royal family at the event included the Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall, pictured here with her husband Mike.

Other members of the royal family at the event included the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, pictured here with her husband Mike.

Lamination: James, Viscount Severn and 18-year-old Lady Louise Windsor pay respects to their late grandmother during service at the Palace of Westminster

Lamination: James, Viscount Severn and 18-year-old Lady Louise Windsor pay respects to their late grandmother during service at the Palace of Westminster

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla (pictured) led members of the Royal Family at the ceremony this afternoon (pictured)

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla (pictured) led members of the Royal Family at the ceremony this afternoon (pictured)

Peter Phillips, Duke of Sussex, The Prince of Wales, The Earl of Wessex, The Earl of Snowdon, The Duchess of Sussex, The Princess Royal, King Charles III, The Duke of York, The Princess of Wales and Countess of Wessex Queen Elizabeth Follow the party carrying the II's coffin to Westminster Hall

Peter Phillips, Duke of Sussex, The Prince of Wales, The Earl of Wessex, The Earl of Snowdon, The Duchess of Sussex, The Princess Royal, King Charles III, The Duke of York, The Princess of Wales and Countess of Wessex Queen Elizabeth Follow the party carrying the II’s coffin to Westminster Hall

Royals, including the Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales, Sophie Wessex and the Duchess of Sussex, who followed the procession by car, also attended the service.

Other members of the firm included Zara and Mike Tindall, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Lady Louise Windsor.

Earlier in the day, as the procession marched toward Westminster Hall, it poignantly passed the statue of the Queen’s parents King George VI and the Queen Mother, which overlooks the Mall.

Princess Anne was with her mother for the last 24 hours of her life, then was transported from Edinburgh to London yesterday with her coffin (pictured LR: King Charles and Princess Anne)

Princess Anne was with her mother for the last 24 hours of her life, then was transported from Edinburgh to London yesterday with her coffin (pictured LR: King Charles and Princess Anne)

Prince William dressed in military garb looked worried as he walked soberly from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall behind his grandmother's coffin

Prince William, in military attire, appears anxious as he walks from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall behind his grandmother’s coffin

King Charles marches with his sister Princess Royal, who has been with his mother's coffin since her mother's death last Thursday, at Balmoral.

King Charles marches with his sister Princess Royal, who has been with his mother’s coffin since her mother’s death last Thursday, at Balmoral.

The royal family looked solemn during the procession, perhaps reflecting on Her Majesty's life as they made their way to Westminster Hall

The royal family looked solemn during the procession, perhaps reflecting on Her Majesty’s life as they made their way to Westminster Hall

PROCESS: Members of the Royal Family, including Princess Anne, leave Buckingham Palace to march behind the Queen's coffin earlier today

Procession: Members of the Royal Family, including Princess Anne, leave Buckingham Palace to march behind the Queen’s coffin earlier today

King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince of Wales and Duke of Sussex walk behind the coffin together, traveling by gun carriage

King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince of Wales and Duke of Sussex walk behind the coffin together, traveling by gun carriage

Princess Anne (second left) marches behind her mother's coffin as she leaves Buckingham Palace for the last time today

Princess Anne (second left) marches behind her mother’s coffin as she leaves Buckingham Palace for the last time today

Prince William, Prince of Wales, King Charles III, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Anne, Princess Royal and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex walk behind the coffin

Prince William, Prince of Wales, King Charles III, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Anne, Princess Royal and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex walk behind the coffin

Queen Consort Camilla and Princess of Wales travel together in the first limousine behind the coffin

Queen Consort Camilla and Princess of Wales travel together in the first limousine behind the coffin

Queen Consort Camilla and the Princess of Wales travel in the first limousine behind the coffin

Meanwhile, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, traveled to Westminster with Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Meanwhile, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, traveled to Westminster with Sophie, Countess of Wessex

The Imperial State Crown, worn by the Queen on her way to Buckingham Palace after her coronation, lit up in broad daylight as crowds held up their phones to capture the scenery.

The Queen arrived at Buckingham Palace last night to tears and cheers from the huge crowd to welcome her into her home following her death at Balmoral last Thursday. The road from RAF Northolt to the palace was packed. There was a wave of lights as several people raised their mobile phones in the air to film the scene as it passed.

As the chariot drove through the gate, Charles could be seen bowing his head with Harry and Meghan standing solemnly behind the monarch.

About 1,000 years old is Westminster Hall, where his father, King George VI…

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