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THE Queen’s children held a poignant vigil tonight in Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral as mourners filed past her majesty’s coffin as she lies in state.
King Charles was joined by Princess Anne and Princes Edward and Andrew as the royals paid a solemn tribute to their mother.
Slowly walking through the historic cathedral, the royals took their positions in turn around Queen Elizabeth’s casket.
The new monarch stood at the head of the coffin, with Anne and Edward either side and Andrew at the foot.
Keeping their heads facing down at the floor, the Queen’s grieving children stood silently as mourners fought back tears as they filed past.
When he first entered the church, Charles looked in “reasonably good spirits”, said The Sun’s body language expert Judi James.
“He was chatting to their hosts and even exchanging some smiles and laughter with his brothers,” she added.