Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward to hold intimate vigil at Queen's coffin –details in full

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King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward are to hold a vigil next to the Queen’s coffin on Friday evening, Buckingham Palace has said. The Queen’s four children have previously undertaken the tradition known as the Vigil of the Princes around the late sovereign’s coffin while it remained in Edinburgh.

It was the first time the Vigil of the Princes has been performed by a female Royal Family member.

Each of the late monarch’s children took a place around the coffin, observing ten minutes of silent reflection.

They were watched by Camilla, Queen Consort, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

But the four royals will once again perform a vigil at 7.30pm on Friday, the Palace has said.


This comes ahead of the formal state funeral for the Queen on Monday.

The four-day period of lying-in-state will end at 6.30am on the day, and members of the public will no longer be able to view the Queen’s closed casket.


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