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The Queen’s gloomy grandchildren all gathered tonight as Her Majesty spent her last night at Buckingham Palace.

Among them were the Prince and Princess of Wales, both 40, the Duke, 37, and Duchess of Sussex, 41, as well as Princess Beatrice, 34, and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 38, and Princess Eugenie, 32, with her husband Jack. Brooks Bank, 36.

The gathering marked the first time the four couples had attended the same event since they all attended a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral to mark the platinum anniversary in June. Dressed in black, all eight members of the royal family were photographed driving to the palace ahead of the gloomy occasion.

On the steps of the grand entrance, Charles and Camilla were joined by William, Kate, Meghan and Harry, along with the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise and Viscount Severn, the Duke of York and his daughters and their husbands.

Lady Sarah Chatto and Earl Snowdon, the children of Princess Margaret the Queen’s sister, were among the group to pay their respects to their aunt.

The Prince and Princess of Wales (pictured) on their way to Buckingham Palace to join other senior royals and receive the Queen’s coffin, which flew in from Edinburgh today

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry traveled to Buckingham Palace tonight to join the entire Royal Family - including King Charles III, the Queen Consort and the Prince and Princess of Wales - in receiving the Queen's casket

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry traveled to Buckingham Palace tonight to join the entire Royal Family – including King Charles III, the Queen Consort and the Prince and Princess of Wales – in receiving the Queen’s casket

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank looked emotional as they arrived at Buckingham Palace tonight

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank looked emotional as they arrived at Buckingham Palace tonight

Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi is pictured supporting Princess Beatrice as they receive the Queen's casket at Buckingham Palace

Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi is pictured supporting Princess Beatrice as they receive the Queen’s casket at Buckingham Palace

The Princess of Wales was photographed as a subtle tribute to the Queen as she and the Prince of Wales headed towards Buckingham Palace to receive Her Majesty’s coffin.

Mother of three Kate, 40, wore an elegant pearl necklace as she and her husband Prince William, 40, made their way to the royal house in London. She is thought to have worn the simple jewelry option as a sweet nod to the late monarch, who was known for preferring to wear pearls.

Dressed all in traditional mourning black, the Duchess added a necklace with multiple pearl necklaces and pearl earrings. Pearls are often worn by royals when they mourn, in a tradition that dates back to Queen Victoria.

They were also a staunch favorite of the Queen, who regularly wore a pearl necklace, including after the death of her husband Prince Philip last year.

Arseiny Budrevich, founder of Budrevich Fine Jewelery Studio, said: express.co.uk that royals, especially Queen Elizabeth, loved pearls because they “represent the aristocratic virtues of generosity, grandeur and generosity,” and they “symbolize purity and chastity.”

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla arrive at Buckingham Palace, where they met the entire royal family

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla arrive at Buckingham Palace, where they met the entire royal family

Kate, who looked dejected as she walked into central London with her husband William, wore a pearl necklace and earrings.  Her Majesty was a big fan of pearls, which are traditionally worn by royal women when in mourning

Kate, who looked dejected as she walked into central London with her husband William, wore a pearl necklace and earrings. Her Majesty was a big fan of pearls, which are traditionally worn by royal women when in mourning

Prince Harry, who now lives in America with his wife and two children, appeared next to Meghan as he traveled through London

Prince Harry, who now lives in America with his wife and two children, appeared next to Meghan as he traveled through London

The US-based Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have stayed in the UK after what should have been a breeze through Europe, were spotted in their vehicle as they arrived at the royal residence of London

The US-based Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have stayed in the UK after what should have been a breeze through Europe, were spotted in their vehicle as they arrived at the royal residence of London

The procession with the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II on its way to Buckingham Palace

The procession with the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II on its way to Buckingham Palace

“Pearls have been associated with class, elegance and sophistication since the Ptolemaic dynasty in ancient Egypt, where the royal family wore pearls to show their status,” he added.

This tradition was then passed on through the Holy Roman Empire to the French monarchs who brought it into fashion in the Middle Ages, where it was then spread throughout Europe. This is when the British Empire picked up the style.”

The mourners cheered and clapped in the rain as the new state hearse – which the late monarch helped design – descended Constitution Hill and around the Queen Victoria Memorial, slowing on approach, before driving through the palace gates and through the central arch. in the quadrangle.

With a glass roof and large side windows, the hearse was designed to give the public a clear view, and featured interior lighting that shone brightly in the gloomy London evening.

Passers-by stopped with their heads bowed at the end of the journey, while a police officer saluted at the gate. People also cheered ‘hip hip hooray’ after the coffin was driven under the arch, with many putting down their umbrellas as a sign of respect.

The state hearse carries the queen's coffin through the palace gates as the crowd erupted into cheers and applause

The state hearse carries the queen’s coffin through the palace gates as the crowd erupted into cheers and applause

Others could be seen wiping tears from their eyes as the phone camera lights illuminated the crowds lining the streets of central London.

The coffin will rest in the bow room of the palace for one night before the monarch is handed over to the nation to allow the public to pay their respects as she lay in state for four days in the old Westminster Hall.

The king is accompanied by his sons William and Harry as they walk behind the coffin as it is being transported this morning.

Charles, William and Harry – along with the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and the Earl of Wessex – will follow the coffin on foot. Anne’s son Peter Phillips and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will also walk in the procession, as will the Duke of Gloucester and the Earl of Snowdon.

The Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales, the Countess of Wessex and the Duchess of Sussex will travel by car.

Earlier today, the RAF Globemaster C-17 aircraft carrying Her Majesty’s coffin from Edinburgh landed at RAF Northolt at 6.55pm after spending 24 hours at St Giles’ Cathedral – where tens of thousands of mourners paid their respects to Greater Britain’s longest reigning monarch -Britain.

The Princess Royal, her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and the Lord Chamberlain got off the plane and walked in silence to the reception, which included Prime Minister Liz Truss and Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, at the airport.

Shortly after the plane landed, Princess Anne issued a poignant statement saying she was “lucky to share the last 24 hours of my dearest mother’s life.”

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