Queen's funeral: A guide to the royals likely to be present

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TOPSHOT - The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, Lies in State on the catafalque as members of the public move past in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, in London on September 16, 2022. - Queen Elizabeth II will lie in state in Westminster Hall inside the Palace of Westminster, until 0530 GMT on September 19, a few hours before her funeral, with huge queues expected to file past her coffin to pay their respects. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP) (Photo by KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown (Getty Images)

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will attend the Queen’s state funeral, the order of service has shown.

The nine-year-old future king and his seven-year-old sister will gather with 2,000 people in Westminster Abbey to remember their late great-grandmother on Monday, as millions watch the televised service across the globe.

Yahoo News UK looks at some of the other members of the royal family who could be at the service.

Charles and Camilla

Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the VJ Day National Remembrance event, held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, Britain August 15, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington/Pool
Prince Charles and Camilla at the VJ Day National Remembrance event, held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire in August 2020. (Molly Darlington/Reuters)

Though not yet formally crowned, Charles automatically became king when his mother died, and will be in attendance at her funeral with his wife Camilla, now Queen Consort.

Charles was the longest serving heir to the throne and as the Prince of Wales carried out thousands of engagements and extensive charity work.

Following the death of his first wife, Diana, Charles married Camilla in 2005 and she gradually became more public with her work. She will remain a support to him and will pursue her own royal projects.

The Prince and Princess of Wales, George and Charlotte

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, attend a special pantomime performance at London's Palladium Theatre, hosted by The National Lottery, to thank key workers and their families for their efforts throughout the pandemic on December 11, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by  Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William and Kate with their children, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, at London's Palladium Theatre, in December 2020. (WPA Pool/Getty Images)

William and Kate, now the Prince and Princess of Wales, will be attending. While their three children have been accompanying their parents on more engagements recently, they have not taken part in any of the mourning period so far. Kate has been reported as saying Prince George, their eldest, "understands the loss" of the Queen, but that the younger two have less understanding of their great-grandmother's death.

It now appears that George and Charlotte will walk behind the late Queen’s coffin as it is carried into Westminster Abbey for her funeral.

The duke and duchess can expect a new duchy in the coming weeks. William, now as heir to the throne, will inherit the Duchy of Cornwall from his father.

The duchy provides an income for the heir to the throne, and William will have a huge new responsibility in looking after the portfolio.

William and Kate’s children all now move up in the order of succession, with George becoming second in line, Charlotte third and Louis fourth.

The Sussexes

Britain's Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan hold their baby son Archie as they meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu (unseen) at the Tutu Legacy Foundation  in Cape Town on September 25, 2019. - The British royal couple are on a 10-day tour of southern Africa -- their first official visit as a family since their son Archie was born in May. (Photo by HENK KRUGER / POOL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read HENK KRUGER/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with Archie in South Africa in October 2019. (AFP/Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan will be attending the funeral of his beloved grandmother.

Harry has always made it clear that he has a great respect and admiration for his grandmother. He has already taken part in the procession of the Queen's coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where the lying-in-state is taking place. This was something his brother, Prince William, said "brought back a few memories" of their mother's funeral in 1997, when the two famously took part in the procession, despite their young age.

Harry had to attend his grandfather's funeral without Meghan or Archie, because she was too pregnant to fly at the time, as they awaited the arrival of their daughter.

He also had to spend much of the time in isolation before the funeral because of the coronavirus restrictions at the time.

Princess Anne

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The Princess Royal, in March 2020. The daughter of the Queen has always been one of the hardest working royals. (Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

The Princess Royal, the Queen’s only daughter, will be in attendance, paying tribute to her mother on whom she likely modelled her working life.

Anne has regularly been one of the hardest working royals, frequently clocking up hundreds of engagements each year.

She is also the first female member to join the Vigil of the Princes while her mother’s body lies in state at Westminster Hall.

The vigil, which started as tradition after George V’s death, had previously only been carried out by male members of the family. But as the Queen has four children, Anne set a new tradition in joining them.

Anne will be accompanied by her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.

Prince Andrew

KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 19: Prince Andrew, Duke of York attends church at St Mary the Virgin at Hillington in Sandringham on January 19, 2020 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Prince Andrew, Duke of York at church at St Mary the Virgin at Hillington in Sandringham in January 2020. (UK Press)

Prince Andrew, the Queen’s second oldest son, has largely been out of sight since he stepped back indefinitely from royal duties, over the fallout of his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, in 2019.

Andrew was a frequent visitor to Epstein’s New York home and allegations were levelled against Andrew by one of the women who claimed to be a victim.

The Duke of York denied all allegations and no charges were brought against him. A multi-million pound settlement was reached with Virginia Giuffre out of court earlier this year. After which a statement was released which included that "Prince Andrew regrets his association with Epstein and commends the bravery of Ms. Giuffre and other survivors."

Andrew has been - and will surely continue to be - absent from most royal events, but the Queen's funeral and other mourning ceremonies are an exception to this. Equally, he was present at his father's funeral in April 2021, even making comments to news broadcasters in the days after Prince Philip's death.

The Wessexes

SOUTHSEA, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex pose with their children Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn, as they take part in the Great British Beach Clean on September 20, 2020 in in Southsea, United Kingdom. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex with their children Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn, in September 2020 in in Southsea. (Getty Images)

Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, will be in attendance with their children, Louise and James.

The family was particularly close to the Queen, and their close proximity to Windsor Castle meant they were able to see her frequently.

Edward and Sophie started life as working royals in 2002, during the Queen’s jubilee year. They increasingly came to the forefront of the family when Andrew had to step back and Harry and Meghan moved to the US.

Their children are unlikely to take on royal duties but they will be regulars at royal events, including the funeral.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozziconi attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom. (Photo by UK Press Pool/UK Press via Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozziconi at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate in December 2019. (UK Press via Getty Images)

The children of Prince Andrew and their husbands will also attend the funeral, though it’s not as clear if their mother will be there - though some reports indicate she has been invited.

Beatrice is married to property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, who she wed in a secret ceremony during the coronavirus pandemic. He has a son, Wulfie, who is unlikely to attend.

They have a young child of their own, Sienna, whose attendance is less likely given her age.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank visit the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London to open the new Stanmore Building. (Photo by David Mirzoeff/PA Images via Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London. (PA)

Eugenie is married to tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank. They married in a grand ceremony in Windsor in October 2018.

Eugenie and Jack have one son, August Brooksbank, but he will probably stay at home for the funeral.

Neither of the York sisters carries out royal duties, but do have private charities of which they are patrons.

The Queen lent Beatrice one of her dresses for her wedding, a sign of how close she was to them and the support she gave them.

The Phillips family

LONDON,  UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 08:  Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips and their children Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips and their children Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour in 2019. (WireImage)

Peter Phillips, Anne’s son and the Queen's eldest grandchild, will be in attendance. He is divorced, but his former wife Autumn Phillips may well accompany him.

They have two daughters, Savannah and Isla Phillips. It's not known if they could be considered too young for the event, however their younger cousins — the Cambridge children — could be there.

He had to attend his grandfather's funeral alone because of coronavirus restrictions in place in April 2021. However the changes since then could allow a wider family gathering.

Phillips and his family don't have royal titles, but retain places in the line of succession.

The Tindall family

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 18: Mike Tindall, Zara Tindall and daughter Mia Grace Tindall attend Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace on December 18, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Mike Tindall, Zara Tindall and daughter Mia Grace Tindall going to Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace in 2019. (WireImage)

Princess Anne’s daughter, Zara Tindall, and her husband, Mike Tindall, will be at the funeral.

They have three children, two daughters, called Mia and Lena, and one son, Lucas.

The couple don't have royal titles but they are still a part of the Royal Family and are seen at events like Trooping the Colour.

Zara was close to her grandmother as they shared a love of horses and equestrian sport.

She was also close to her grandfather, Prince Philip, and she and her husband attended his funeral but without their children.

The Viscount Linley

KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17:  David, Viscount Linley attends church at Hillington on January 17, 2016 in King's Lynn, England.  (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
David, Viscount Linley at church at Hillington in 2016. (UK Press via Getty Images)

David Armstrong-Jones, the Viscount Linley, is the son of Princess Margaret, the Queen’s younger sister. The 2nd Earl of Snowden also took part in the procession of his beloved aunt's coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

He is divorced from his wife, Serena, the Viscountess Linley, but the length of their marriage prior to that could indicate she will still attend the Queen’s funeral.

They were both present at the Queen Mother’s funeral in 2002.

They have two children, Charles and Margarita, who may also attend the funeral. The family have been regulars at the Queen’s Christmas lunch which she hosts at Buckingham Palace.

Lady Sarah and Daniel Chatto

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Lady Sarah Chatto and Daniel Chatto attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
Lady Sarah Chatto and Daniel Chatto at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018 in Windsor. (Getty Images)

Lady Sarah is the daughter of the late Princess Margaret. She is married to actor Daniel Chatto.

They both attended the funeral of the Queen Mother in 2002. Sarah stood amongst other members of the royal family in Westminster Hall during a short service that took place after the procession.

They have two children, Arthur and Samuel, and as the Queen’s great nephews, they are likely to be at the funeral, and considered an important part of the family.

Their youngest son, Arthur, was a page of honour for the Queen for six years, meaning he held a position in state occasions, carrying the train of her dress. Arthur has already paid his respects appearing alongside his mother at Westminster Hall.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Mr Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester and Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor in May 2019. (UK Press)

The Queen’s cousin, the Duke of Gloucester, and his wife, will be in attendance. They have been working royals for decades, having come to their roles suddenly when the duke’s older brother died.

They represent hundreds of charities and carry out numerous engagements throughout the years.

They are likely to continue supporting King Charles III in his new role, and they will be at the funeral to pay their respects to the Queen.

They have three children — Alexander Windsor, Lady Davina Windsor, and Lady Rose Gilman.

Alexander, who is the Earl of Ulster, has three children, while Lady Davina and Lady Rose have two each.

The Duke and Duchess of Kent

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: The Duke and Duchess of Kent attend a service at the base of the Grenfell Tower on the one year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14, 2018 in London, England. In one of Britain's worst urban tragedies since World War II, a devastating fire broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower on June 14, 2017 where 72 people died from the blaze in the public housing building of North Kensington area of London. (Stefan Rousseau / WPA Pool / Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Kent at a service at the base of the Grenfell Tower on the one year anniversary in 2018. (WPA Pool / Getty Images)

Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent is another of the Queen’s cousins, and he and his wife Katharine, the Duchess of Kent, will attend.

Edward carries out royal duties and may continue his supportive work with Charles on the throne.

Katherine has been out of the public eye for many years, having decided to retire from royal duties in 2002, and stop using her HRH style.

She became a music teacher at a school in Hull, where she was simply Mrs Kent.

They have three living children and 10 grandchildren, some of whom may be in attendance at the funeral.

Their children are George Windsor, Lady Helen Taylor and Lord Nicholas Windsor. The duchess had a stillborn son in 1977 called Patrick.

Princess Alexandra

EPSOM, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 01: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Alexandra attends 'Derby Day' of the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse on June 1, 2019 in Epsom, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Princess Alexandra at Epsom Racecourse in 2019. The cousin of the Queen has worked for the royal family most of her life. (Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Another of the Queen’s cousins, Princess Alexandra, is a working royal who will attend the funeral.

She was widowed in 2004, after being married to Sir Angus Ogilvy for more than 40 years. They had two children, Marina and James, who could accompany their mother on the important occasion.

Marina was married to Paul Mowatt and they have two children Zenouska and Christian. James is married to Julia Ogilvy and they have two children too, Flora and Alexander.

Princess Anne was Alexandra’s chief bridesmaid when she married Sir Angus, demonstrating a close bond between the cousins.

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Michael of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
Princess Michael of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel in May 2019. (Getty Images)

Prince Michael is another cousin of the Queen, and he and his wife Princess Michael of Kent have been regular attendees at royal events, but they don’t carry out engagements.

They live in an apartment in Kensington Palace, which the Queen paid their rent on for some time, after outrage that they were living there for free.

The couple has two children - Lord Frederick Windsor and Lady Gabriella Kingston. Lord Frederick is married to Sophie Winkleman, and Lady Gabriella is married to Thomas Kingston.

Their children are likely to join them at the funeral.

The Earl and Countess of Ulster

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster and Claire Booth, Countess of Ulster attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster and Claire Booth, Countess of Ulster at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor in 2019. (Getty Images)

Alexander Windsor is the only son of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. The Duke is a cousin of the Queen.

He is married to Claire Booth and they are known as the Earl and Countess of Ulster.

They have two children, a son called Xan and a daughter called Cosima, who have been on the balcony for Trooping the Colour but might be too young to attend the state funeral.

The Earl has a military background but now works in non-governmental roles.

The Earl and Countess of St Andrews

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 20: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews and Sylvana Palma Windsor, Countess of St Andrews attend a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews and Sylvana Palma Windsor, Countess of St Andrews at a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by the Queen in 2016. (Indigo/Getty Images)

George Windsor and Sylvana Palma Windsor are known as the Earl and Countess of St Andrews.

He is the oldest son of the Duke of Kent, and a former diplomat who now works with several charities.

The couple has three children, who could also attend the ceremony.

Lord Downpatrick, Lady Marina and Lady Amelia Windsor

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16:  Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick attends a cigar and cocktail evening to celebrate the launch of the Hublot & The Rake 'Classic Fusion Aerofusion
Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick at the Corinthia London in October 2018. (Dave Benett/Getty Images)

The Duke and Duchess of Kent’s three children are all likely to attend the funeral. As non-working royals, they are regular attendees at events like Trooping the Colour.

Lady Amelia Windsor is the most recognised of the three children, thanks to her career as a model.

Lady Marina and Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick have both forfeited their places in the line of succession as they were confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church.

Lady Marina also has a modelling past, while Edward is a fashion designer.

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 20: Lady Amelia Windsor wears earrings, a navy-blue sleeveless turtleneck with a bejeweled collar, outside Schiaparelli, during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020, on January 20, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images )
Lady Amelia Windsor during Paris Fashion Week in January 2020. (Getty Images )
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Lady Marina Windsor attends the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
Lady Marina Windsor at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor at St George's Chapel in May 2019. (Getty Images)

None of them were able to attend the funeral of Prince Philip in April 2021 because of the coronavirus restrictions.

Only 30 mourners were at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral and it was mostly limited to his children and grandchildren. It is likely on this occasion that they will be in attendance.

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Lady Frederick Windsor, Isabella Windsor and Lord Frederick Windsor attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Images)
Lady Frederick Windsor, Isabella Windsor and Lord Frederick Windsor outside St George's Chapel in May 2019 in Windsor. (Getty Images)

The son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lord Frederick Windsor, is likely to attend with his wife, Sophie Winkleman.

They are regulars at royal events like weddings and the annual Christmas lunch.

However while their children attend celebratory engagements, they might be deemed too young for the funeral. Their daughter Maud was a bridesmaid for Princess Eugenie in 2018.

Lady Gabriella Kingston and Thomas Kingston

ASCOT,  UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 20:  Lady Gabriella Windsor and husband Thomas Kingston attend Ladies Day at Royal Ascot on June 20, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
Lady Gabriella Windsor and husband Thomas Kingston at Royal Ascot in 2019. (WireImage)

The daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lady Gabriella is likely to be there with her husband Thomas Kingston.

They were married in 2019 in St George's Chapel, Windsor, and the Queen and Prince Philip attended the celebration.