James, Viscount Severn, has been pictured alongside his family at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty died on September 8 at the age of 96 her Scottish residence of Balmoral. Her funeral is expected to be attended by around 2,000 people, including many high-profile figures from around the world. The youngest of her eight grandchildren, James, 14, has been spotted with members of his family.
The Viscount Severn is son of the Earl and Countess of Wessex. His sister, Lady Louise Windsor, was also at the moving ceremony.
Viscount Severn has remained largely out of public view due to his young age, while his sister has made more frequent public appearances since reaching her late teens.
But on Sunday, James stood vigil beside his grandmother’s coffin in what has been described as “a sombre show of mourning for the late monarch”.
Edward and Sophie Wessex chose, after both their children were born, not to give them royal titles, though the children could themselves choose to receive the prince and princess titles at a later date.
The state funeral is being held at Westminster Abbey, London. Guests began to arrive after the doors were opened at 8am.
Towards the end of the funeral service, the Last Post will be played, followed by a two-minute national silence.
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