Queen Elizabeth II’s family are expected to show up in numbers for her state funeral taking place on Monday 19 September at Westminster Abbey in London.
On the morning of Monday 19 September, the lying-in-State period will end and the Queen’s Coffin will be taken in Procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey, where the State Funeral Service will take place.
Her Majesty’s immediate family including King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla, The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan will be in attendance along with the Queen’s children; Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Anne, Princess Royal.
However, lesser known members of the Queen’s extended family are also expected to be in attendance on the poignant day. Here we take a look at Her Majesty’s beloved cousins and others who will be preparing to pay their respects…
Lady Sarah Chatto
Lady Sarah Chatto is the Queen and Prince Philip’s niece, the only daughter of their beloved Princess Margaret. Born in 1964, Lady Sarah, 58, is said to have been “adored” by Her Majesty and the pair had a particularly strong bond after the death of Princess Margaret.
A royal insider previously told the Daily Mail: "The Queen adores Sarah and seeks out her company as often as possible. She is her absolute favourite younger Royal.
"They are hugely at ease in each other's company. Much giggling can be heard when they are together. They share a sense of loyalty, fun, duty and the ridiculous."
With her husband, Daniel Chatto, the pair could attend alongside their children, Samuel Chatto and Arthur Chatto.
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2nd Earl Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones is the only son of the Queen’s late sister Princess Margaret. He now works as a furniture designer and held a close bond with the Queen throughout the years.
David Armstrong-Jones could attend the funeral with his daughter, Margarita Armstrong-Jones, and son, Charles Armstrong-Jones
The Earl of St Andrews is the elder son of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, and his wife, Katharine, Duchess of Kent.
The Earl could attend alongside his wife Sylvana Tomaselli, and their children, Lady Amelia Windsor (who is the third cousin of Prince Harry and William), Lady Marina Windsor and Lord Downpatrick.
Lord Frederick, who attended Prince Philip’s memorial service earlier this year, is the only son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
Lord Frederick, who is 49th in the line of succession to the throne, is expected to attend with his wife, Sophie Winkleman, who is known for playing Big Suze in Channel 4 comedy Peep Show.
Richard Duke of Gloucester
The Duke is the paternal cousin of the Queen and youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary.
He and wife Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester, regularly carry out duties on behalf of the royal family and are expected to attend the funeral with their children, Lady Rose Gilman and Lady Davina Windsor.
Edward, Duke of Kent
The Duke is Her Majesty’s first cousin and the son of George VI’s brother. He also carries out royal engagements and is involved with hundreds of different charities.
Edward could attend the funeral with his wife, the Duchess of Kent.
Princess Alexandra is the sister of the Duke of Kent. She is 39th in line to the throne.
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