Camilla remains a steadfast support for her husband

Steadfast Camilla remains stoic as she supports her husband King Charles III at the vigil for the Queen

  • The Queen Consort joined her husband at a Vigil for the Queen in Edinburgh
  • Camilla, 75, looked downcast during the service at St Giles’ Cathedral 
  • She has been supporting her husband since the passing of his mother last week 

Camilla, the Queen Consort, appeared solemn but stoic as she joined her husband King Charles III at a vigil for the Queen in Edinburgh this evening. 

The Queen Consort sat alongside the Countess of Wessex on seats opposite the Queen’s coffin, where King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward stood guard.

Both Camilla, 75, and Sophie Countess of Wessex, 57, looked looked sombre as they looked on at their husbands, who stood with their hands clasped and heads towards the floor. 

Camilla, the Queen’s Consort looked solemn as she attend a vigil for the late Queen Elizabeth II at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh

The wife of King Charles III has remained by her husband’s side since the loss of the Queen, providing support and care for him. 

During the vigil she looked on at the coffin for a while before bowing her head and looking away. 

She kept her emotions under tight control despite the gravity of the situation. 

Members of the public continued to file past in St Giles’ Cathedral, where Her Majesty’s coffin lies in state. 

Following the 10-minute vigil, Camilla left the cathedral alongside her husband, walking down the steps by his side. 

The couple have made a string of high profile appearances in the days since the Queen’s death aged 96.  

Camilla, 75, has been by her husband’s side since the passing of his mother on Thursday 9th September. She joined him at the Vigil of Princes alongside his three siblings 

Camilla wore a black midi dress for the vigil, paired with a matching jacket, large pearl necklace and a brooch of thistle 

The Queen Consort was joined by Sophie, Countess of Wessex at St Giles’ Cathedral. The pair looked solemn and only briefly looked at the coffin

Charles paid tribute to his wife’s unwavering support in his first address as King.  

After a short procession, King Charles III, Anne, the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward each stood on one of the four corners of the oak coffin with their heads bowed in a ceremony known as the Vigil of the Princes.

The Duke of York kept his eyes closed for a period of time during the 10-minute vigil, while the Princess Royal and Earl of Wessex had their eyes fixed towards the floor. The King – his eyes moistening – kept his hands joined and also looked towards the floor as members of the public filed past.

The King and his family stood alongside four suited members of the Royal Company of Archers, who were standing guard dressed in long-feathered hats and armed with arrows and quivers.

Camilla, Queen Consort arrives to hold a vigil at St Giles’ Cathedral, in honour of Queen Elizabeth II as members of the public walk past

The Countess of Wessex, the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and King Charles III Ieave St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh, after taking part in a vigil as Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin lies at rest

Camilla looked downcast as she left the Cathedral after the service, rejoining her husband King Charles III

 Earlier on in the day the Queen Consort attended the Queen’s service of thanksgiving in Edinburgh alongside King Charles III, his siblings, the Countess of Wessex and Princess Anne’s husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence. 

As the Queen’s casket made its way to St Giles, Camilla followed the procession by car, where she was snapped looking downcast.

While the coffin was lifted out of the hearse, the Queen Consort appeared pensive.

It was carried through the cathedral, as the choir sang Thou Wilt Keep Him In Perfect Peace, Whose Mind Is Stayed On Thee.

Then the Queen’s coffin was placed on a wooden catafalque as the congregation continued to stand.

At this point, the King, Queen Consort, and other members of the royal family, then walked to their seats alongside the coffin.

Tomorrow the Queen will make her final journey down to London, where King Charles III and Camilla will follow. 

Camilla, the Queen Consort, looked downcast as she attended a service of thanksgiving for the Queen in Edinburgh

Camilla, 75, appeared emotional as she followed the procession of Queen Elizabeth’s coffin by car from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral earlier today

Senior royals followed the Queen’s coffin into the cathedral (pictured L-R: King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Queen Consort, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward)

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