The official picture of the brand new royal line-up was taken simply earlier than the King and Queen Consort hosted world leaders at a Buckingham Palace reception.

Guests on the high-profile occasion included US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, together with French President Emmanuel Macron and his spouse, First Lady Brigitte Macron.

The following day, the Royal Family paid tribute to the Queen at her funeral at Westminster Abbey and at a committal service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

Kate wore a black coat costume and an identical hat with a veil, consistent with the royal custom of carrying veils to the funeral of a monarch.