Lady Amelia Windsor pays her respects at the Queen’s funeral as members of Her Majesty’s extended family rally around
- Lady Amelia Windsor looked sombre in black as she attended the Queen’s funeral
- The royal, 27, has been dubbed ‘the most beautiful member of the royal family’ and was joined by her sister
- The Tatler cover girl has philanthropic attitude to business and is an ambassador for The Fashion Roundtable
- The Queen’s funeral: All the latest Royal Family news and coverage
Lady Amelia Windsor attended the Queen’s funeral in an all-black outfit today, joining her parents and sister Lady Marina for the service at Westminster Abbey.
The young royal, 27, is the second daughter and youngest child of George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews.
The Tatler cover girl is 43rd in line to the throne and was famously dubbed ‘the most beautiful member of the royal family’ when the magazine launched her into the spotlight in 2016.
Lady Amelia, her older sister Lady Marina, and her brother Edward Windsor are the grandchildren of the Queen’s first cousin, the Duke of Kent.
The beautiful royal made her debut into society after leaving St Mary’s Ascot at the age of 18, alongside Italian aristocrat Donna Melusine Ruspoli and Indian royal Princess Akshita Bhanj Deo, at the Bal des Debutantes in 2013.
Lady Amelia Windsor (pictured) was one of the many extended members of the royal family to attend the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey today
The 27-year-old, who is 43rd in line to the throne was famously dubbed ‘the most beautiful member of the royal family’ by Tatler magazine, which featured her on its cover in 2016
Like many other royals, Amelia has a philanthropic attitude to business and a passion for climate activism and is an ambassador for the non-profit organisation No More Plastic and has worked with Fashion Roundtable, a sustainable fashion outlet.
The model lives with her sister, 29, in Notting Hill and often shares snaps of herself practicing yoga and meditation.
But much like other millennials, the beauty loves nothing more than to relax at home, cooking pasta and taking care of her plants in a flat carefully curated with family mementos and quirky artwork.
The royal was snubbed by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018 when she failed to receive an invitation to the ‘wedding of the year.’
Today she joined some 2,000 VIPs including prime ministers, presidents and other embers of the Queen’s family at the UK’s most important church for the funeral, for the service Her Majesty curated herself before she died.
On an highly emotional occasion for Britain and the world, the Queen was carried in her oak coffin to the gun carriage used by her parents and was followed through Parliament Square by her son, the King, and her relatives including the Prince of Wales and Duke of Sussex. Andrew, the Duke of York, appeared to be crying.
Outside the Abbey an estimated 2million people are in central London along procession routes and watching on big screens.
The 27-year-old, who attended the service with her parents and 29-year-old sister Lady Marina, donned an all-black outfit, including a fascinator with veil for the sombre occasion today
The State Gun Carriage carrying the Queen’s coffin began its funeral procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey at around 10.45am, arriving just before 11am.
A single toll from Big Ben signalled the start of the service at Westminster Abbey, where kings and queens have been crowned and buried since 1066. Her Majesty will be laid to rest at Windsor next to her beloved husband Prince Philip and her parents, George VI and the Queen Mother.
Despite the huge crowds, there was absolute silence as around 200 pipers and drummers of Scottish and Irish Regiments, the Brigade of Gurkhas and RAF played as the procession went through Parliament Square. The Queen’s own piper played a lament that echoed through the heart of London.
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top is carried by the Bearer Party into Westminster Abbey past the grave of the Unknown Soldier
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in a Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre arrives during the State Funeral Service
King Charles III stares ahead with emotion as he walks beside The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in a Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre as it leaves the Abbey
Prince George of Wales, his mother and sister and aunt Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, enter the church
Britain’s King Charles III, Britain’s Camilla, Queen Consort, Britain’s Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Britain’s Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Britain’s Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Britain’s Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Britain’s Prince William, Prince of Wales, Britain’s Catherine, Princess of Wales, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall
Walking behind the carriage were the King and his siblings, followed by the Prince of Wales, Duke of Sussex and Peter Phillips. The State Gun Carriage has also been previously used for the funerals of King Edward VII, King George V, King George VI, Winston Churchill, and Lord Mountbatten.
There was complete silence from the crowd close to Parliament Square, as the State Gun Carriage carrying the Queen’s coffin slowly moved past. The crowd, momentarily still and with phones held aloft to capture the moment, was around 10-people thick in places, as tens of thousands thronged the streets to say goodbye to the monarch and witness a moment of history.
Following the funeral, the Queen’s coffin travelled from the Abbey via Broad Sanctuary, Parliament Square (south and east sides), Parliament Street, Whitehall, Horse Guards including Horse Guards Arch, Horse Guards Road, The Mall, Queen’s Gardens (south and west sides), Constitution Hill and Apsley Way.
At Wellington Arch, the Queen’s coffin was transferred from the State Gun Carriage to the State Hearse just after 1pm, ahead of the journey to Windsor.
A man wrapped in the Union Flag clutches Paddington Bear and sobs for the Queen on The Mall
It will then travel from central London to Windsor, on a route that has not been disclosed by the Palace. When the hearse arrives in Windsor, the procession will begin just after 3pm at Shaw Farm Gate on Albert Road.
The state hearse will join the procession, which will have been formed up and in position, at Shaw Farm Gate before travelling to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The procession will follow the route of Albert Road, Long Walk, Cambridge Gate, Cambridge Drive, George IV Gate, Quadrangle (south and west sides), Engine Court, Norman Arch, Chapel Hill, Parade Ground and Horseshoe Cloister Arch.
Just before 4pm, the procession will halt at the bottom of the West Steps of St George’s Chapel in Horseshoe Cloister. Here, the bearer party will carry the coffin in procession up the steps into the chapel.
The Queen will be interred during a private burial at King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle at 7.30pm.
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