Here's what every medal worn by King Charles and his siblings signify
LONDON, ENGLAND: The Queen's children paid tribute to their late mother by donning their military uniform and service medals as they followed the monarch's casket in Edinburgh, Scotland. Prince Andrew pinned his medals onto his suit as he is banned from wearing a military uniform.
On September 12, King Charles III was accompanied by Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward as they marched down Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile in a procession to move the Queen's casket from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles’ Cathedral.
Here's a look at all the medals they were wearing.
King Charles III
King Charles III was proclaimed the new monarch on Saturday, September 10. Charles, the oldest son of the late monarch, led the St Giles' Cathedral procession along with his siblings as they followed behind the hearse carrying the coffin held on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile. Charles III donned a full-day ceremonial uniform with the rank of Field Marshall, and demonstrating his commitment to the public service, he was seen wearing 10 medals. Charles wore a Queen’s Service Order, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, Silver Jubilee Medal, Gold Jubilee Medal, Diamond Jubilee Medal, Platinum Jubilee Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct medal, Canadian Forces Decoration, New Zealand Commemorative medal, New Zealand Armed Forces Award alongside Order of Merit neck decoration, with the thistle star and thistle sash.
Princess Anne is the second oldest child of the Queen. Anne, the first member of the British royal family to compete in the Olympics games, appeared to be wearing 10 medals. The medals included a Queen’s Service Order, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal, Silver Jubilee Medal, Gold Jubilee Medal, Diamond Jubilee Medal, Platinum Jubilee Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct medal, Canadian Forces Decoration, Order of St John Service medal and New Zealand Medal 1990.
The Duke of York, a Falklands War veteran, Prince Andrew was exiled from public life and is not allowed to wear military uniform amid the fallout from his role in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal; instead he pinned his medals to his morning suit for the Queen's Thanksgiving prayer service and will have to appear in civilian clothes at all other public events to mourn his mother. Prince Andrew donned 8 medals - the South Atlantic Medal, Silver Jubilee Medal, Gold Jubilee Medal, Diamond Jubilee Medal, Platinum Jubilee Medal, Royal Navy Long Service Medal, Canadian Forces Decoration and New Zealand Medal. Andrew was briefly heckled during the procession by a 22-year-old man who was later tackled to the ground and arrested. Although an exception for Andrew will reportedly be made as a special mark of respect for the Queen at the final vigil in Westminster Hall.
Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, was commanded by the Queen as the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Edward, the youngest son of the late Queen, donned his military uniform and wore 6 medals. Edward wore a Silver Jubilee Medal, Gold Jubilee Medal, Diamond Jubilee Medal, Platinum Jubilee Medal, Canadian Forces Decoration and New Zealand medal.