King Charles led a poignant procession to Westminster Hall where she is now lying in state.
The King, in his Field Marshal uniform, walked in line with his siblings Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Edward. The Duke of York was denied the chance to wear military uniform as he is no longer a working royal.
Andrew stepped back from public duties in 2019 after his disastrous Newsnight interview about his association with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
He settled a civil sex assault case brought against him in the US by Virginia Giuffre earlier this year, but always strenuously denied the allegations and the settlement was not an admission of guilt on his part.
Charles’s sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, who have been at the centre of a rift but have united in grief for their grandmother, were behind with Peter Phillips, one of the late Queen’s grandsons.
The Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of Sussex and the Countess of Wessex followed by car.