Zara Tindall was seen shooting husbandMike Tindalla look as he broke the silence during the late Queen Elizabeth II’s procession at Westminster Hall.

Zara, 41, and her husband Mike, 43, paid their respects at Westminster Hall after the procession from Buckingham Palace for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday.

The Queen's coffin was taken in a procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall where she is Lying-in-State until the early morning of her funeral.

As Zara and Mike walked into the ancient hall on Wednesday, she could be seen looking over to the former rugby player as he broke the silence during the procession.

Dressed in a black dress with a wide collar and black fascinator, Zara could be seen looking over to her husband as he cleared his throat during the silence in an “intimate moment”.

According to Kate Mansey, assistant editor of The Mail on Sunday: “As the procession got closer, obviously we couldn't see it in the hall, but we could hear the bells tolling and the drums getting closer and closer and inside the hall was complete silence."

She continued: "There was a moment of levity when Mike Tindall cleared his throat and Zara, kind of, shot him a look.

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"It was very intimate actually".

As the coffin arrived, Kate said: "It was one of those real moments of history that, as a journalist you think, oh my goodness, I am incredibly privileged to have witnessed, right."

Zara and Mike along with their children joined other members of the royal family including Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice at the Queen's emotional Westminster vigil on Friday.

The Queen’s four children came together for the sombre affairas they mounted guard at the four corners of the catafalque for 15 minutes.

All were in military uniform including Prince Andrew – who was stripped of his military titles last year – and Princess Anne, whothe first woman to have taken part in the Vigil of the Princes.

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Unexpectedly, the likes of Zara and Mike, alongside theQueen Consort Camillaand Sophie, Countess of Wessex, were also in attendance, watching on.

Footage of the vigil also showed sistersPrincess BeatriceandPrincess Eugenie, as well as Zara and Mike’s young daughters, Mia, eight, and Lena, four. Their youngest born – one year old Lucas – didn’t appear to be with them.

Supporting their father, James, Viscount Severn, 14 and Lady Louise Windsor, 18, were spotted too.


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