Wessexes rarely-seen son James, 14, bows head as he joins Royals at Westminster Hall

Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessexes’ rarely-seen children, James, Viscount Severn, and Lady Louise Windsor bowed their heads in honour of the late Queen.

The duo looked all grown up as they joined other Royals including Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at Westminster Hall on Wednesday 14 September for Her Majesty’s lie in state.

James was dressed in a smart black suit and tie as he stood beside his sister who sported a black jacket and shirt with matching gold buttons. She finished her ensemble with a black beret, gold jewellery and low-heeled black shoes.

Like the rest of the royals, the heartbroken pair looked downcast as they grieved the loss of their grandmother who passed away “peacefully” on 8 September at her Balmoral home in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.


During the service, James and Louise stood with their heads down before making their way down the hall to pay their respects. While James could be seen bowing his head, Louise bent her knees and lowered her head.

Queen Elizabeth II's beautiful oak coffin, adorned with the Royal Standard along with a crown, was conveyed via gun carriage from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall at 2.22 pm.

Her casket will remain there for the next four days until her funeral, which will take place on Monday 19 September.

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During the journey from Buckingham Palace, the band of the Scots Guards and the band of the Grenadier Guards performed a number of different marches.

Behind the coffin, King Charles, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex followed on foot. And behind them came the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex.

Also forming part of the procession were loyal members of the late Queen’s staff, including two of the Queen’s Pages and the Palace Steward, who walked directly in front of the coffin.

The Pall Bearers were 10 former and serving armed forces equerries to Elizabeth II, who were at her side in uniform throughout her reign, supporting her at engagements and organising her public diary.

Other devoted members of the Queen’s household who processed included her top aide, private secretary Sir Edward Young.

There too was the Master of the Household at Buckingham Palace, Vice Admiral Sir Tony Johnstone-Burt.

As the procession continued on to Westminster Hall, The Queen Consort, Princess of Wales, Duchess of Sussex and Countess of Wessex departed Buckingham Palace in cars.

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