Mike Tindall reaches out an arm to comfort James, Viscount Severn, 14, at Queen's funeral

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Mike Tindall comforted James, Viscount Severn, in a touching moment at the Queen’s funeral today. The former England rugby player put a comforting arm around the 14-year-old as they arrived for the service at Westminster Abbey on Monday morning.

Mike placed his right hand on his cousin-in-law’s back as they made their way inside.

At another point, the ex-England rugby star could also be seen keeping a watchful eye on James as they entered the Abbey.

It comes after the 14-year-old put on a brave display as he was the youngest of the Queen’s eight grandchildren to take part in a moving vigil guarding her coffin on Saturday night when she was lying in state at Westminster Hall.

Mike star joined his wife Zara, the late Queen’s granddaughter, for the solemn occasion today.

The State Gun Carriage carried the coffin which was draped in the Royal Standard and carried the Imperial State Crown and a wreath of flowers containing plants from the gardens of royal residences.

Hundreds of military personnel took part in the solemn display of pomp and pageantry as thousands lined the streets of central London.

A 2,000-strong congregation included presidents and prime ministers from across the globe who filled the Abbey.

Wider members of the Royal Family attended including Sarah Ferguson, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and the Queen’s niece Lady Sarah Chatto.

Two of the Queen’s great-grandchildren, future king Prince George, nine, and his seven-year-old sister Princess Charlotte, joined their parents William and Kate.

Following the service, which ended at approximately noon, the coffin was taken in procession to Wellington Arch before setting off for Windsor.

Once there, the hearse will make the journey in procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle via the Long Walk, after which a televised committal service will take place.

Later in the evening, there will be a private interment service with members of the Royal Family.

The Queen’s final resting place will be the King George VI memorial chapel, an annex to the main chapel – where her mother and father were buried, along with the ashes of her sister, Princess Margaret.

Her beloved husband Prince Philip’s coffin will move from the Royal Vault to the memorial chapel to join his wife.

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