Kate Middleton and Meghan
Markle were notably absent from the Vigil of the Grandchildren last
Also absent were the younger
generation – Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte.
And it has been ‘revealed’
that there is a good reason for all the absences.
The Queen will lie in state
until tomorrow morning (September 19), when her funeral take place.
As she has been resting at
Westminster Hall, tens of thousands of Brits have been filing past to pay their
However, the royal family has
also been showing their respect with a series of vigils. The latest saw the Queen’s
beloved grandchildren surrounding their grandmother’s coffin.
However, some royal fans have
noticed that Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle were absent.
According to the Mirror,
it is understood that the spouses of the Queen’s actual grandchildren have
stepped aside to allow the cousins to grieve together.
Mike Tindall, Edoardo Mapelli
Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank were also among the royal spouses absent from the
event. Instead, they remained at their
respective homes in Windsor.
Lasting 15-minutes, the vigil
saw mourners continue to file past the Queen lying-in-state, while the royal
grandchildren honoured their ‘Grannie’ in person.
Prince William stood at the
head of the coffin. His brother, Prince Harry,
stood at the opposite side at the foot.
The six remaining
grandchildren – Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice, Princess
Eugenie, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn – stood at either side of the