World: Prince George and Princess Charlotte to walk behind the Queen's coffin during funeral procession

Queen's children unite in public for first time since her death during procession through Edinburgh

  Queen's children unite in public for first time since her death during procession through Edinburgh King Charles III has joined with his three siblings in public for the first time since the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The new monarch lead the procession of the late Queen's coffin as it made its way from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. The four children of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh stood in the same row in the order of their birth, just behind the hearse. READ MORE: Andrew and Harry banned from wearing military uniform at funeral © AP King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward walk behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, during the procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles' Cat

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will join senior members of the British royal family and walk behind Queen Elizabeth II's coffin at her funeral later today.

It is the first time the young royals will been seen in public since the death of their beloved great-grandmother on September 8.

Her Majesty will be laid to rest at a State Funeral in London about 7.30pm (AEST).

George, nine, and Charlotte, seven, will walk behind their parents the Prince of Wales and Princess of Wales in the funeral procession into Westminster Abbey.

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte will stand behind the Queen's coffin in the funeral procession into Westminster Abbey. © Getty Prince George and Princess Charlotte will stand behind the Queen's coffin in the funeral procession into Westminster Abbey.

George is second in line to the British throne behind father William.

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He and Charlotte are the only great-grand children listed as walking behind the coffin in the Queen's Order of Service.

The siblings will be followed by their uncle and aunt the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort will lead the procession into the Abbey.

Earlier today the King issued a public statement of thanks after 10 days of public mourning for his mother.

"Over the last ten days, my wife and I have been so deeply touched by the many messages of condolence and support we have received from this country and across the world," he said in a statement.

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L-R: Zara Tindall, Lady Louise, Princess Beatrice, Prince William, the prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie, Viscount James Severn and Peter Phillips attend the vigil of the Queen's grandchildren around the coffin, as it lies in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, London, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 © Aaron Chown/Pool Photo via AP L-R: Zara Tindall, Lady Louise, Princess Beatrice, Prince William, the prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie, Viscount James Severn and Peter Phillips attend the vigil of the Queen's grandchildren around the coffin, as it lies in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, London, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022

"In London, Edinburgh, Hillsborough and Cardiff we were moved beyond measure by everyone who took the trouble to come and pay their respects to the lifelong service of my dear mother, the late Queen.

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"As we all prepare to say our last farewell, I wanted simply to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those countless people who have been such a support and comfort to my Family and myself in this time of grief."

Ahead of the service, the Abbey's tenor bell will be tolled once a minute for 96 minutes, marking 96 years of the Queen's life.

King Charles III stands vigil at his mother's coffin in Westminster Hall. © Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images King Charles III stands vigil at his mother's coffin in Westminster Hall.

Over the weekend members of the British royal family gathered at Westminster Hall for a vigil around the Queen's coffin.

Queen Elizabeth's four children, King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, held the moving vigil.

They were accompanied by numerous extended family members, including four of Her Majesty's great-grandchildren, as well as a young distant cousin.

The great-grandchildren were Savannah Phillips, la Phillips, Mia Tindall, and Lena Tindall.

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Historian reveals where Prince George is and when we might see him and his siblings .
As most members of the royal family converged on Buckingham Palace overnight to meet the Queen's coffin when it arrived from Edinburgh, Prince William and Kate were seen arriving without their three children. It is believed Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, remain at home in Windsor, and according to a royal expert, it is "unlikely" we will see them take any great part in the Queen's funeral proceedings.It is believed Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, remain at home in Windsor, and according to a royal expert, it is "unlikely" we will see them take any great part in the Queen's funeral proceedings.

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