Kate and Camilla with poignant empty space on balcony where Queen used to stand

A teary-eyed Princess of Wales and Queen Consort Camilla watched an emotional Remembrance Sunday servicetoday – the first since the death of the Queen.

The two royal women stood on the balcony of the Foreign Office, overlooking the Cenotaph, where wreaths were laid by the royals to honour the nation’s war dead.

They both wore elegant black coats and hats and each had three poppies pinned to them as well as diamond brooches. Kate wore earrings that once belonged to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana and at one point looked close to tears as she watched proceedings. Camilla wore the same black hat she wore to the the Queen’s funeral in September.

There was also a poignant empty space on the balcony, where the late Queen had stood to watch the emotional service in previous years when King Charles, then Prince of Wales, would lay a wreath on her behalf.