Queen’s funeral: Queen consort Camilla looks sombre in all black

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The new Queen consort Camilla cut a sombre figure today as she joined the Princess of Wales to attend her mother-in-law’s funeral.

Her Royal Highness, 75, sported all black ensemble as she entered Westminster Abbey alongside Kate Middleton, Prince George, nine and Princess Charlotte, seven. 

Camilla’s husband, King Charles III, lead the funeral procession walking behind the coffin with his brothers Princes Edward and Andrew,  sister Princess Anne and sons Princes William and Harry. 

Last night, Camilla paid a tribute to the late Queen, recalling her ‘wonderful blue eyes’ and saying: ‘I will always remember her smile.’ 

She spoke warmly of her admiration for her mother-in-law, and for the way she carved out a role while being in the difficult position of a ‘solitary woman’ in a man’s world in a pre-recorded BBC broadcast.  

‘She has been part of our lives for ever. I’m 75 now and I can’t remember anyone except the Queen being there,’ she said.

‘It must have been so difficult for her being a solitary woman. There weren’t women Prime Ministers or Presidents. She was the only one, so I think she carved her own role.’

The supportive Queen Consort Camilla, 75, sported all black as she entered Westminster Abbey alongside King Charles III, 73, ahead of his mother’s funeral 

Camilla was greeted by the members of the Church, on the steps of Westminster Abbey ahead of today's historical ceremony

 Camilla was greeted by the members of the Church, on the steps of Westminster Abbey ahead of today’s historical ceremony  

Remembering her personal connection to the Queen, Camilla added: ‘She’s got those wonderful blue eyes… when she smiles they light up her whole face. I will always remember her smile. That smile is unforgettable.’

The Queen gave Camilla her strongest sign of support when, on the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne in February, she expressed her ‘sincere wish’ that once Charles became King, his wife should be known as Queen Consort.

The intervention ended years of debate over what Camilla – Charles’s mistress before they married in 2005 – would eventually be called. It also made clear that any criticism of Camilla, who had been blamed for the breakdown of Charles’s marriage to Diana, was firmly in the past.

Camilla was made a Privy Counsellor in 2016 ahead of the Queen’s official 90th birthday. This meant that she was by her husband’s side when he was officially declared King.

The King, who looked somber during the ceremony, could count on his wife's unwavering support, and on his sister, The Princess Royal

The King, who looked somber during the ceremony, could count on his wife’s unwavering support, and on his sister, The Princess Royal 

King Charles III was seen holding on to his sword as he listened to the Bible reading during his mother's funeral at Westminster

King Charles III was seen holding on to his sword as he listened to the Bible reading during his mother’s funeral at Westminster 

Senior members of the royal family united as they sang together to honour the memory of their patriarch during the emotional ceremony

Senior members of the royal family united as they sang together to honour the memory of their patriarch during the emotional ceremony 

The Queen Consort stood by King's side during the emotional service at Westminster Abbey today as they started the ceremony by singing hymns

The Queen Consort stood by King’s side during the emotional service at Westminster Abbey today as they started the ceremony by singing hymns 

The Queen Consort, sat to the left of the King, sang the royal hymn with the other members of the royal family attending the late Monarch's funeral

The Queen Consort, sat to the left of the King, sang the royal hymn with the other members of the royal family attending the late Monarch’s funeral 

Newly elected Prime Minister Liz Truss addressed the congregation during the Queen's state funeral at Westminster Abbey this morning

Newly elected Prime Minister Liz Truss addressed the congregation during the Queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey this morning 

Camilla arrived at Westminster Abbey with her daughter-in-law the Princess of Wales, as well as two of her oldest children today

Camilla arrived at Westminster Abbey with her daughter-in-law the Princess of Wales, as well as two of her oldest children today

Camilla, who was wearing a black coat dress, spoke a moment with members of the church grouped outside, ahead of the funeral

Camilla, who was wearing a black coat dress, spoke a moment with members of the church grouped outside, ahead of the funeral 

Camilla, holding her bag and gloves, spoke some time outside the church ahead of today's ceremony, which was attended by 2,000 people

Camilla, holding her bag and gloves, spoke some time outside the church ahead of today’s ceremony, which was attended by 2,000 people 

The Queen Consort arrived at Westminster Abbey with the Princess of Wales Kate Middleton, Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, seven

The Queen Consort arrived at Westminster Abbey with the Princess of Wales Kate Middleton, Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, seven

The Princess of Wales looked pensive as she drove to the Abbey with her two oldest children and her mother-in-law Camilla today

The Princess of Wales looked pensive as she drove to the Abbey with her two oldest children and her mother-in-law Camilla today

The Queen Consort was a comforting presence for Prince George and Princess Charlotte as they drove to their great-grandmother's funeral

The Queen Consort was a comforting presence for Prince George and Princess Charlotte as they drove to their great-grandmother’s funeral 

Prince William, Prince Harry, Peter Phillips, King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew followed on foot behind the Monarch's coffin as it made its way to Westminster Abbey

Prince William, Prince Harry, Peter Phillips, King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew followed on foot behind the Monarch’s coffin as it made its way to Westminster Abbey 

As Camilla arrived at the Abbey in a car with two of the grand-children, King Charles three, his siblings and his two sons were walking behind the Queen's coffin

As Camilla arrived at the Abbey in a car with two of the grand-children, King Charles three, his siblings and his two sons were walking behind the Queen’s coffin  

Her Royal Highness has joined the King on a tour of the UK this week, with the couple visiting England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the wake of the Queen’s death. 

Crowds lined the streets of the UK’s nations during the new monarchs visit on the run-up to his late mother’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey and burial at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on Monday- following her death at Balmoral on Thursday aged 96.

Her Majesty’s coffin will travelled ceremonial procession along a detailed route through London and then Windsor before she is laid to rest.   

King Charles III lead his family members – including Princes William and Harry – walking behind the Queen’s coffin as it was moved Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey for the funeral service.

Hundreds of thousands of Brits have queued to see the Queen lying in state this week, as the official period of mourning ends today.

Well-wishers waited for up to thirty hours to pay tribute as people from around the world sent their condolences to the longest running head of state .

Dignitaries from the commonwealth including Australia, New Zealand and Canada will join the Firm in mourning today, as well as monarchs from across Europe and the world.

The Queen begins her final journey from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey

The Queen begins her final journey from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey

Pallbearers gently carried the late monarch's oak coffin, carrying her crown, orb and sceptre

Pallbearers gently carried the late monarch’s oak coffin, carrying her crown, orb and sceptre

The King and the royal family march to Westminster Abbey from Westminster Hall

The King and the royal family march to Westminster Abbey from Westminster Hall

King Charles III is seen on The Mall ahead of The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II 

Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales, and his children arrive at Westminster Hall. Charlotte was next to her father. George was in the back

Britain’s Prince William, Prince of Wales, and his children arrive at Westminster Hall. Charlotte was next to her father. George was in the back

The Queen’s state funeral today will end with a two-minute national silence in a ‘fitting tribute to an extraordinary reign’ before she is laid to rest beside her late husband.

Police have also been granted a no-fly zone order over London on today, which will follow 10 days of mourning.

As well as thousands of uniformed Metropolitan Police bobbies drafted into action, plain-clothes officers will also mingle among crowds to monitor any threats.

It is expected that other forces will be asked to provide officers under ‘mutual aid’.

The Queen’s Coffin was today carried from Westminster Hall to the State Gun Carriage, and then positioned outside the building’s North Door.

The procession then went from New Palace Yard through Parliament Square, Broad Sanctuary and the Sanctuary before arriving at Westminster Abbey just before 11am.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive

A packed Westminster Abbey prepares for the Queen to arrive

A packed Westminster Abbey prepares for the Queen to arrive

U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive, on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth

U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive, on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth

A long line of mourners walk into the UK’s most important church 

The congregation were in place several hours before the Queen's coffin arrived

The congregation were in place several hours before the Queen’s coffin arrived

After the State Funeral Service finishes at around midday, the coffin will be placed on the State Gun Carriage outside the Abbey.

At 12.15pm, the procession will set off for Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner.

The route will go 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 will be transferred from the State Gun Carriage to the State Hearse just after 1pm, ahead of the journey to Windsor.

Prime Minister Liz Truss arrives at Westminster Abbey for the service this morning

Prime Minister Liz Truss arrives at Westminster Abbey for the service this morning

Former prime minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson arrive at Westminster Abbey this morning

Former prime minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson arrive at Westminster Abbey this morning

It then will 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.

Tom Parker-Bowles, the son of Queen Consort, Camilla, is among the 2,000 people invited today. Pictured with his wife Sara

Tom Parker-Bowles, the son of Queen Consort, Camilla, is among the 2,000 people invited today. Pictured with his wife Sara

Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton, the parents of Kate Middleton, arrive at Westminster Hall this morning

Michael and Carole Middleton – the parents of the Princess of Wales, Kate, arrived two hours early for the state funeral

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro (right) and his wife Michelle Bolsonaro arrive at Westminster Abbey this morning

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro (right) and his wife Michelle Bolsonaro arrive at Westminster Abbey this morning

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins spoke to clergy as he arrived at the funeral

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins spoke to clergy as he arrived at the funeral

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon arrives for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey today

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon arrives for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey today

Former prime minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha outside Westminster Abbey this morning

Former prime minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha outside Westminster Abbey this morning

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