THIS is the touching moment James, Viscount Severn is comforted by his uncle Mike Tindall as they attend the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II.
Viscount Severn, 14, is the youngest child of Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward.
Mike Tindall puts a comforting arm around James, Viscount Severn as they enter Westminster Abbey
James, Viscount Severn, and Mike Tindall enter Westminster Abbey
Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn arriving at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey
James, right, was sat next to his sister for the state funeral
James, Viscount Severn, Lady Louise Windsor and Mike Tindall at Westminster Abbey
Prince Edward wipes away the tears during the service
King Charles also wiped away a tear in the service
He was seen next to his sister as they made their way into Westminster Abbey to honour their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, for her state funeral after she died at Balmoral aged 96.
Entering for the service he was comforted by Mike Tindall.
The former rugby player was seen placing his hand behind James’ back to comfort the 14 year old ahead of the service.
Royal fans had praised the teenager having stood guard at the Queen’s vigil in Westminster Hall.
An emotional James bravely stood alongside his cousins for the 15 minute period of reflection.
The stoic 14-year-old lowered his head as emotional mourners filed past to see his grandmother lying in state.
Viewers said the teen was “admirable” for standing vigil at such a young age.
And many believed the poignant moment echoed images of Princes William and Harry stood at Princess Diana’s funeral back in 1997.
James is the late Queen and Prince Philip‘s youngest grandchild and is 14th in line to the throne.
He lives at Bagshot Park in Surrey with his parents and older sister Lady Louise Windsor.
James was born by caesarean section at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey. on December 17, 2007.
According to reports from Tatler, James was one of the Queen’s favourite grandchildren.
It comes as…
- Solemn King Charles leads the Royal Family in an emotional procession behind the Queen’s coffin
- Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince George, 9, arrived at Westminster Abbey with mum Kate Middleton
- Meghan Markle bowed her head as she joined the Royals
- Prince Andrew wore a suit after being banned from his military uniform
- Two thousand mourners including world leaders gathered for the funeral
Unlike the rest of the Queen’s grandsons, James does not hold the title of prince and is not addressed as HRH.
He is styled as the son of an Earl and goes by James, Viscount Severn.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh had eight grandchildren – including Louise and James, Peter and Zara Phillips, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Princes William and Harry.
Prince Edward, upon his wedding to Sophie, agreed with the Queen that their kids would be deemed as children of an Earl, instead of being called His or Her Royal Highness.
Princess Anne‘s children, Zara and Peter also don’t have royal titles but Louise and James are the Queen’s first male-line descendants not to have one.
Queen Elizabeth II was honoured in a moving ceremony today
James, Viscount Severn, lowered his head in reflection as he joined his cousins for a moving vigil for his grandmother