In a moment of symbolic unity, Prince William and Prince Harry walked side by side behind the Queen’s coffin as it left Buckingham Palace.
Along with King Charles and other members of the Royal Family, they were processing to Westminster Hall where the Queen will lie in state.
The sight of the brothers together, walking behind the coffin, will evoke poignant memories of their mother Diana’s funeral 25 years ago.
Crowds applauded the solemn procession.
The Queen’s coffin, carried on a gun carriage, passed below the Buckingham Palace balcony where only three months ago she appeared for the final moments of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Bandsmen played sombre music alongside this careful choreography of mourning, Beethoven and Mendelssohn along with the drumbeat of marching feet and the sound of horses’ hooves in the autumn sunshine.
Walking on foot behind the coffin were the Queen’s four children, King Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Edward, in military uniform, with Prince…