King Charles, Meghan, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward join mourners shedding tears at Queen's funeral

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There has been an outpouring of emotion across the globe as the world has said goodbye to Queen Elizabeth.

But as well as being a head of state, head of the Church of England and head of the armed forces the Queen was of course a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother too.

We were reminded of that today, at her funeral, which despite the wealth of world leaders, politicians, and heads and state, had her family at its very heart.

King Charles - leading his siblings the Princess Royal, Duke of York and Earl of Wessex - was stoic throughout the ceremony, but the emotion on his face was clear.

The Duke of York bit his lip as he walked into the service.

The Earl of Wessex looked emotional during the service, wiping his eyes and nose with a large white handkerchief, while Sophie the Countess of Wessex searched for more tissues in her handbag and dabbed her eyes.

Prince William watched on during the ceremony, remaining composed.

George and Charlotte joined the procession behind the coffin when it was carried through the Abbey and the Princess of Wales was seen putting a comforting hand on her son's knee towards the end of the service.

Nine-year-old Princess Charlotte shed a tear at the service for her great-grandmother and naturally was comforted by her mother too.

The Queen's children flanked her coffin as it left Westminster Abbey following the service, and they were followed by the monarch's three grandsons, Peter Phillips, Duke of Sussex and Prince of Wales.

The Duke of Sussex held fast, but he was clearly feeling the weight of the event.

The Princess of Wales, George, and Charlotte with the Queen Consort and the Duchess of Sussex travelled with the Countess of Wessex in state limousines behind the party.

Meghan was seen to become emotional on leaving Westminster Abbey.

The Queen's granddaughter Princess Beatrice also became tearful during the ceremony.