THE King stood shoulder to shoulder with his grieving relatives as his late mother's coffin arrived at Windsor Castle this afternoon.
The Queen's casket has completed its poignant final 25-mile journey from London to Berkshire to be laid to rest with her "strength and stay" Prince Philip.
Thousands of mourners lined the streets and Long Walk to say their last goodbyes to Her Majesty, while tearful members of the Royal Family followed behind.
They are now making their way to St George's Chapel for a televised committal service.
The gothic chapel is already filled with chatter as the organ plays quietly ahead of the arrival of the state hearse.
Charles and his family will join the 800-strong congregation before the Queen’s coffin is lowered into the royal vault.
It comes as…
- Tearful King Charles led his family in an outpouring of grief during his mother's funeral
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- Kate Middleton paid a touching tribute to The Queen wearing Her Majesty's pearl choker
- Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton looked united in sorrow as they followed the Queen's coffin
The Queen's coffin arrived at the Castle after being taken in a hearse scattered with flowers thrown by her beloved subjects on a final poignant procession.
Bouquets tossed by well-wishers along the route remained on its bonnet and roof after it slowly inched down The Long Walk.
Silence fell among huge crowds of mourners as the drummers, members of the armed forces and hearse passed.
Children were lifted on their parents' shoulders and phones were raised in the air as people struggled to catch a glimpse of the sombre scene.
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Members of the Royal Family previously watched as the Queen's casket was placed in the hearse following an emotional funeral service this morning.
Thousands of mourners lined the streets as Her Majesty was driven first to Westminster Abbey and then to Windsor, where she will finally be reunited and laid to rest with her beloved Prince Philip.
The King gave a sombre salute as his mother's coffin went by, just minutes after leading his grieving family at the service.
He was joined by siblings Andrew, Edward and Anne, as well as sons William and Harry, who appeared solemn in reflection.
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At Wellington Arch, the bearer party lifted the Queen’s coffin from the State Gun Carriage into the glass-backed State Hearse, which Her Majesty helped design.
Bands of the Scots and Grenadier Guards then played a medley of her favourites, including Jerusalem and I Vow To Thee My Country.
As the hearse left the monument for Windsor, the parade gave a Royal Salute, led by the King, and the National Anthem played out.
Charles, the Queen Consort, and the Prince and Princess of Wales, along with other Royal Family members, then left by car, travelling along the M4.
Thousands of mourners packed the A4, A30 and A308 to see the State Hearse on its 25-mile journey, with many throwing flowers in its path.
Single roses then remained on the bonnet and roof as the slow procession continued.
It arrived at Windsor Great Park through Shaw Farm Gate on Albert Road and on to Long Walk, where tens of thousands of people have been gathering to bid a final farewell to the Queen since the early hours.
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At the head of the procession, the hearse travelled up the Long Walk, through Cambridge Gate and George IV Gate to the Quadrangle.
It is making its way to St George's Chapel, where a televised committal service will take place in St George's Chapel at 4pm.
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