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Princess Diana's brother Earl Charles Spencer to join royals in Windsor for Queen's final goodbye

The Earl said he is feeling "great sadness and pride"

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Georgia Brown
Senior Lifestyle & Fashion Writer
September 19, 2022
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Princess Diana's brother, Earl Charles Spencer, has confirmed he will be travelling to Windsor to pay his final respects to Her Majesty the Queen on Monday.

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Following Queen Elizabeth II's funeral at Westminster Abbey on 19 September, the late monarch's coffin will travel in procession from Wellington Arch before moving to Windsor. Taking to Twitter on Monday morning, Charles shared a heartfelt update ahead of the poignant occasion.

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He posted a photograph of two gold cufflinks emblazoned with "ER", the Queen's royal cypher. He penned: "Wearing these at Windsor today, with great sadness and pride."

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Her Majesty the Queen's funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey

It is thought the Earl will travel to Windsor to watch the Queen's procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle via the Long Walk, before joining the royal family for a service taking place in St George’s Chapel at 4pm.

The Dean of Windsor will conduct the service, with prayers said by the Rector of Sandringham, the Minister of Crathie Kirk and the Chaplain of Windsor Great Park.

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Following the Queen's death on 8 September, the 58-year-old posted a tribute to the monarch on his Instagram. Without sharing a caption, he simply shared a photo of the monarch in her coronation gown.

Her Majesty's state funeral service will be conducted by David Hoyle, the Dean of Westminster, with Prime Minister Liz Truss and Patricia Scotland, the secretary-general of the Commonwealth, reading Lessons. Prayers will be read by the current Archbishop of York, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and the Free Churches Moderator.

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Earl Charles Spencer attending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding 

At approximately 11:55 am, the service will begin coming to an end, and Last Post will sound followed by a two-minute silence. The national anthem will then draw the state funeral to an end at 12:00 pm.

Traditionally, state funerals are held at St George's Chapel in Windsor, but it is thought the change of location was likely changed to allow more people to attend the funeral of the beloved monarch.

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