India Hicks, the goddaughter of King Charles, has posted a video of herself walking through Windsor Castle which appears to have been taken on the day of the Queen’s funeral.
India, who was the bridesmaid at the King’s wedding to Princess Diana in 1981, could not be seen in the footage, but filmed the video as she walked through the grounds of the royal residence.
It is unclear exactly when the footage was taken, although other guests appear to be dressed in a mourning suit and a black outfit, suggesting it was at the Committal Service on Monday afternoon.
The 55-year-old daughter of Lady Pamela Hicks attended the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Monday. Following the service, she posted photos on Instagram of herself with her mother and said it was a ‘privilege’ to attend the service to bid farewell to Her late Majesty.
King Charles’ goddaughter India Hicks, 55, accompanied her mother, Lady Pamela Hicks, 93, a bridesmaid for the Queen, into Westminster Abbey yesterday, posing for photos in their mourning attire
India Hicks, 55, posted an Instagram story in which she filmed her walk through Windsor Castle this afternoon
Today the mother-of-five took a stroll through the Windsor Estate behind three people, one of whom was in uniform. The other man and woman were dressed in a mourning suit and a black outfit.
Around them, the ceremonial guards were gathered for what appeared to be business as usual as they prepared to give a salute.
After the state funeral, the royals announced they would continue to observe a mourning period for a further week, which is expected to take place privately after the very public services on Monday.
In photos posted on Instagram following the funeral, Hicks is seen wearing a fitted black dress with an ornate pattern, matched with a striking tilted headpiece with oversized floral decoration; the socialite and mother-of-five also wore black suede knee-high boots for the historic occasion.
India has remained in the country for the period of mourning and tied her hair into a low bun and opted for a black fascinator for the service
India, who shares sons Wesley, 24, Felix, 24, Amory, 22, Conrad, 18, and daughter Domino, 13, with her partner David Flint Wood, lives in the Bahamas but was in the UK last week to celebrate her one year wedding anniversary when the Queen passed away aged 96
India, 55, looked sombre in all black including a long sleeved black dress with and knee-high Louboutin boots, as she walked alongside her wheelchair-bound mother Lady Pamela Hicks into Britain’s most historic church
King Charles’ goddaughter India Hicks shed a tear as she walked into Westminster Abbey on Monday to say her final goodbye to the Queen
Lady Pamela Hicks, who is Prince Philip’s cousin and the daughter of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, looked straight at the camera for the photograph of herself with her youngest daughter.
Wearing a stylish pleated dress, with patent black loafers and a wide-brimmed hat, the aristocrat belied her 93 years. Both ladies wore brooches, with Lady Pamela donning a diamond bow brooch, alongside a five-string pearl necklace.
Hicks captioned the photos on her social media account, saying: ‘What a privilege. To have seen the sun set over Westminster Abbey last night and to return today, beside my mother, for the State Funeral, followed by the Committal Service in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.’
India, who shares sons Wesley, 24, Felix, 24, Amory, 22, Conrad, 18, and daughter Domino, 13, with her partner David Flint Wood, lives in the Bahamas but was in the UK last week to celebrate her one year wedding anniversary when the Queen passed away aged 96.
Lady Pamela’s father, Earl Mountbatten, was affectionately known as ‘Uncle Dickie’ by Prince Philip and the Queen, and was seen as hugely influential in the early life of both royals.
Through her father she is a great-great granddaughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, also making her a distant cousin of the Queen.
India was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. She is pictured second left at the wedding with the Queen and Diana
Lady Pamela is the daughter of Earl Mountbatten, the brother of Prince Philip’s mother. She previously served as a lady-in-waiting to Her Majesty. The pair have been lifelong friends, pictured throughout their life
Lady Pamela has previously shared insight into family life for the Windsors.
She recalled in a podcast interview last year how the Queen was always ‘patient’ and ‘kind’ to her mother-in-law Princess Alice of Battenberg, who could be ‘very sharp and difficult
‘I remember, she was staying at Windsor and we were waiting to go into lunch,’ Lady Pamela recalled. ‘The equerry had come to collect her for lunch with the Queen.
Lady Pamela Hicks was one of the bridesmaids at the wedding of Prince Philip to Princess Elizabeth in 1947
‘He was a new equerry, a young man of about 20, and thought he must entertain Princess Alice and talk to her.
‘He unwisely asked, «and what have you been doing this morning, Ma’am,’ to which Princess Alice replied: «And what has that got to do with you?»‘
Lady Pamela also explained that, despite living under the same roof as her son, Princess Alice and Prince Philip led very separate lives.
‘She was in a dressing gown, by choice, in the attic,’ Lady Pamela said. ‘While Prince Philip was very busy down below.’