Here's what every medal worn by King Charles and his siblings signify

Queen's four children pay tribute at St Giles' Cathedral procession as they march down Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile

Here's what every medal worn by King Charles and his siblings signify
King Charles III, Princess Anne, and Prince Andrew walk behind the hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth II's coffin in Edinburgh (Jon Super - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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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.

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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.

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Here's a look at all the medals they were wearing.

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King Charles III, Prince Edward, Duke of Wessex, Princess Anne, Princes Royal and Prince Andrew, Duke of York arrive to hold a vigil at St Giles' Cathedral, in honour of Queen Elizabeth II as members of the public walk past on September 12, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Queen’s four children attend to stand vigil over her coffin where it lies in rest for 24 hours before being transferred by air to London.
King Charles III, Prince Edward, Duke of Wessex, Princess Anne, Princes Royal and Prince Andrew, Duke of York arrive to hold a vigil at St Giles' Cathedral, in honor of Queen Elizabeth II on September 12, 2022 in
Edinburgh, Scotland (Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

King Charles III

HRH Prince Charles Prince of Wales salutes the parade of Cadets and adult voluteers from the Cadet forces during the Cadet150 Royal Review on the Mall on July 6, 2010 in London, England.
King Charles III proclaimed the new monarch (Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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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.

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Princess Anne

Princess Anne, Princess Royal (C) and Prince Andrew, Duke of York (R) arrive with Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral cortege as it made its way along The Royal Mile to St Giles Cathedral on September 12, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland. King Charles III joins the procession accompanying Her Majesty The Queen's coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse along the Royal Mile to St Giles Cathedral. The King and The Queen Consort, accompanied by other Members of the Royal Family also attend a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of The Queen where it lies in rest for 24 hours before being transferred by air to London.
Princess Anne, Princess Royal (C) and Prince Andrew, Duke of York (R) arrive with Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral cortege as it made its way along The Royal Mile to St Giles Cathedral on September 12, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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.

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Prince Andrew

Princess Anne, Princess Royal and Prince Andrew, Duke of York walk behind Queen Elizabeth II's Coffin as it heads to St Giles Cathedral, after making its way along The Royal Mile on September 12, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland. King Charles III joins the procession accompanying Her Majesty The Queen's coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse along the Royal Mile to St Giles Cathedral. The King and The Queen Consort, accompanied by other Members of the Royal Family also attend a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of The Queen where it lies in rest for 24 hours before being transferred by air to London.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York walk behind Queen Elizabeth II's Coffin as it heads to St Giles Cathedral, after making its way along The Royal Mile on September 12, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland (Robert Perry/Getty Images)

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.

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Prince Edward

Prince Edward, Duke of Wessex waves to the crowd as he returns down the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyrodhouse after following the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles' Cathedral, where it will lie at rest for twenty-four hours, on September 12, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland. King Charles III joins the procession accompanying Her Majesty The Queen's coffin from the Palace of Holyroodhouse along the Royal Mile to St Giles Cathedral. The King and The Queen Consort, accompanied by other Members of the Royal Family also attend a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of The Queen where it lies in rest for 24 hours before being transferred by air to London.
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Prince Edward, Duke of Wessex waves to the crowd as he returns down the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyrodhouse after following the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II in procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles' Cathedral, where it will lie at rest for twenty-four hours, on September 12, 2022 in Edinburgh, Scotland (Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

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.

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