The Countess of Wessex comforts Princess Anne following the death of the Queen

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On 8 September, it was announced by Buckingham Palace that Her Majesty, the Queen, had "died peacefully at Balmoral."

Following the death of Her Majesty, arrangements are now being made ahead of a state funeral, which will be held on Monday, 19 September, when the Queen will be laid to rest.

As part of this, the Queen's coffin will make the trip from Balmoral to Westminster Hall, where Her Majesty will lie-in-state before the funeral.

On Saturday, 11 September, the first part of this journey began. Her Majesty's coffin left Balmoral on the morning of 11 September and was transported to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where it arrived six hours later.

At the Palace of Holyroodhouse, members of the Queen's family were there to witness the coffin arrive. Included in the group was the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, the Queen's only daughter.

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A touching moment occurred when the Countess of Wessex, Sophie, who is married to Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, put an arm around her sister-in-law to comfort her.

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Sophie appeared to stay close to Anne's side to offer support, while also standing near to her husband.

Previously, on 10 September, The Countess was seen offering comfort to her daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, while they visited floral and written tributes to Her Majesty at Balmoral.

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In another touching display, Sophie was seen holding her daughter's hand as they made the journey from a church service back to Balmoral.

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Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

The Queen's coffin will leave the Palace of Holyroodhouse to Edinburgh's St Giles' Cathedral on 12 September.

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