Sombre Sophie Wessex holds back emotion as she joins Prince Edward at St Giles’ Cathedral after the procession down Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

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  • The wife of Prince Edward, 57, joins the Queen’s consort in cars after a procession at St Giles’ Cathedral
  • King Charles leads the siblings on foot, while the other royals follow the princes in cars before being escorted
  • In Edinburgh, members of the public will be allowed to enter past 24 hours to pay their respects

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Sophie Wessex, the wife of the Queen’s youngest son, showed her unwavering support to her husband this afternoon as she joined the Royal Family in a procession to carry the Queen’s coffin down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

The royal, 57, joined the Queen’s consort in a fleet of cars as the Queen’s children escort the Queen to St Giles Cathedral this afternoon, ahead of a service of Thanksgiving.

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Dressed in a black suit and a matching headpiece, Sophie looked sad as she was joined by her fellow royals in a scintillating sundowner that took place on the city’s oldest streets. There were hundreds of well wishers.

Following Queen Piper, King Charles, in full military rule, leads his siblings on foot—including the Duke of York, Earl of Wessex and the Princess Royal—while the Queen’s Consort and other members of the monarchy follow in cars.

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Sophie Wessex (photo at left), the wife of the Queen’s youngest son, showed her unwavering support to her husband this afternoon as she joined the Royal Family in a procession to carry the Queen’s coffin down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh .

Dressed in a black suit and matching headpiece, Sophie looked sad as she joined her fellow royals for a 1,200-yard-deep procession that took place in the scorching sun, covering the city's oldest streets There were hundreds of well wishers.

Dressed in a black suit and matching headpiece, Sophie looked sad as she joined her fellow royals for a 1,200-yard-deep procession that took place in the scorching sun, covering the city’s oldest streets There were hundreds of well wishers.

Crowds line the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, as King Charles III joins a procession following the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles' Cathedral.

Crowds line the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, as King Charles III joins a procession following the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral.

In bright sunshine, the Queen's chariot left for St. Giles' Cathedral this afternoon;  The Queen's four children lead a procession on foot

In bright sunshine, the Queen’s chariot left for St. Giles’ Cathedral this afternoon; The Queen’s four children lead a procession on foot

Mother-in-law appears in deep thought as the late Emperor's coffin leaves Holyroodhouse Palace early this afternoon

She has been showing unwavering support for her husband Prince Edward since the Queen's death was announced

The mother-in-law appeared in deep thought as the casket of the late emperor came out of Holyroodhouse Palace early this afternoon. She has been showing unwavering support for her husband Prince Edward since the Queen’s death was announced

Sophie as seen entering St Giles, standing very close to her husband, who was wearing his military uniform and titles for the sombre occasion

Sophie as seen entering St Giles, standing very close to her husband, who was wearing his military uniform and titles for the sombre occasion

King Charles III, Princess Royal, Duke of York and Earl of Wessex walk behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II during a procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

King Charles III, Princess Royal, Duke of York and Earl of Wessex walk behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II during a procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh

Members of the royal family present at today's service, including the King and Queen Consort, all sat next to each other, with Sophie standing at the end.

Members of the royal family present at today’s service, including the King and Queen Consort, all sat next to each other, with Sophie standing at the end.

In the cathedral, the Crown of Scotland will be placed on the coffin. After a service, members of the public will be allowed to enter past to pay their respects for 24 hours, before Her Majesty is flown to London by plane.

Earlier, King Charles III was met by well-wishers who took to the streets of Edinburgh to see him today in an unplanned walkout as the Scottish capital welcomed the new monarch and mourned the Queen as she rested in the throne room of Holyroodhouse. Was getting it done.

There were cheers, claps and cries of God Save the King as his limousine drove along the Royal Mile and through the Scottish capital. He then went out and spoke to the crowd, thanking them for coming and being thanked by the Queen Consort, Camilla, for their well wishes.

The wife of Prince Edward, 57, was very close to her mother-in-law, and was known as one of her closest confidants. Her Majesty’s daughter-in-law was often referred to as a member of the monarch’s ‘favourite’ family after she married Prince Edward.

Sophie forged a close relationship with the royal family after losing her mother, Mary Rice-Jones, to colon cancer at the age of 71 in 2005, when their daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, was only two years old.

Sophie, who was completely black, was seen in a car following the procession in thought.  Her husband Prince Edward was walking

Sophie, who was completely black, was seen in a car following the procession in thought. Her husband Prince Edward was walking

A dark day for Sophie.  The Countess of Wessex looked sad during this afternoon's procession in which the Queen's coffin was being carried from Holyroodhouse Palace to St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh.

A dark day for Sophie. The Countess of Wessex looked sad during this afternoon’s procession in which the Queen’s coffin was being carried from Holyroodhouse Palace to St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

King Charles is seen traveling to Holyrood in a convoy of cars with the Queen's coffin returning to St Giles' Cathedral, where the Princess Vigilance will take place

King Charles is seen traveling to Holyrood in a convoy of cars with the Queen’s coffin returning to St Giles’ Cathedral, where the Princess Vigilance will take place

There was cheering and clapping as they passed through the Scottish capital

There was applause and applause as the limousine passed through the Scottish capital

King Charles is pictured inspecting an honor guard in Edinburgh

King Charles is pictured inspecting an honor guard in Edinburgh

She was also extremely distraught after the death of Duke Edinburgh, and became the Queen’s ‘rock’ after his funeral.

Sophie has previously spoken openly about her grief, having previously spoken about a tragic miscarriage in 2001.

Meanwhile, in 2005, Sophie lost her mother. The countess opened up about her mother’s death last year during a speech to members of the Women’s Institute at its annual meeting in June 2021.

She said of her second that she misses him dearly and there are moments where I listen to some music she likes or I do something I know she wanted to listen to, which makes her It becomes very difficult to leave early.

He’s lost a lot, and I’m especially sad that he didn’t see my kids grow up or see how my work has grown and developed,’ she adds. ‘She likes that I am talking to you today.’

At the time of Mrs Rice-Jones’s death, a Buckingham Palace statement said: ‘The Countess was very close to her mother and this is a very sad time. She is being comforted by her husband but she is very sad.

After her mother passed away, Sophie grew closer to the Queen, whom she called ‘Mama’ on occasions including at the Diamond Jubilee Trust event in Buckingham…

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