Kate Middleton’s parents Carole and Michael lead Westminster arrivals for Queen’s funeral

Kate Middleton's parents Carole and Michael have arrived at Westminster ahead of the Queen's funeral today, Monday 19 September.

Walking inside the Westminster gates, Carole Middleton, 67, could be seen wearing a long black dress, tights, small heels and a black hat.

Kate's mother also sported a black clutch bag and three white and black pearl necklaces.

Also wearing black, Michael Middleton, 73, sported a three-piece suit. Michael and Carole have appeared at many Royal ceremonies since their eldest child, Princess of Wales married Prince William, Prince of Wales in 2011.

Tom Parker Bowles was also spotted arriving at Westminster Abby with his family. The food writer, 47, is the son of Camilla, the Queen Consort.

Camilla shares Tom and daughter Laura Lopes, 44 with her ex-husband Andrew Parker Bowles, 82.

President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden also arrived for the ceremony.

While Biden sported a classic black suit, the First Lady could seen wearing a black buttoned-up coat with a ribbon headband.

Former prime minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson also arrived at Westminster, as well as former prime minster David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron.

Prime Minster Liz Truss and her husband Hugh O'Leary joined the politicians at Westminster. Truss wore a black dress and hat, while her husband sported a three-piece suit.

Former prime minister Tony Blair also arrived at the funeral and like many attendees, the former Labour prime minister could be seen sporting a three-piece suit.

Once the guests were inside, some members of the Royal family entered the Abbey, before the Queen's immediate family took part in a procession behind the coffin.

King Charles III arrived with his sons Prince William and Prince Harry by his side.

Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales was also seen with her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who are taking part in the first half of today's funeral.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex walked outside Westminster with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, before taking her seat inside the historic London venue.

Both of the ladies wore black hats and pointed black heels.

Just before the start of the funeral, the Queen's four children King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward walked behind the Queen's coffin. Prince Harry and Prince William then followed behind.

Before the funeral, the order of service stated that the procession will see King Charles III and the Queen Consort walk immediately behind the coffin, then Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, followed by Prince Andrew.

The order also showed that Prince Edward and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex and would follow and behind them, would be Prince William and Kate Middleton, followed by Princess Charlotte and Prince George and then Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.


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