Who is James, Viscount Severn? Queen's youngest grandson, 14, attends funeral

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor arrive at Westminster Abbey for The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor arrive at Westminster Abbey. (Getty)

The Queen’s youngest grandson James, Viscount Severn has joined other royals at the late monarch’s funeral at Westminster Abbey.

The 14-year-old joined his sister, Lady Louise, 18, and their parents, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, as they mourned the passing of Her Majesty on Monday.

James, his sister and the Queen’s other six grandchildren had staged an evening vigil around her coffin during the lying in state at Westminster Hall on Saturday.

The grandchildren, invited by the King, had wanted to pay their respects as their parents had done the evening before.

The Prince of Wales, at the head of the coffin, was flanked at the corners by his cousins Zara Tindall and Peter Philips.

The Duke of Sussex, at the foot, was between Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, with Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn in the middle on either side of the coffin.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor arrive at Westminster Abbey for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Viscount Severn arrives with other members of the Royal Family. (Getty)

Viscount Severn is 13th in line for the throne, with his sister 14th, as they were born prior to the Succession to the Crown Act (2013) which changed the order of succession to birth order and not dependent on gender.

If their father Edward becomes the Duke of Edinburgh, as Prince Phillip had wanted, the hereditary title would eventually be handed down to James.

But James and his sister Louise will be expected to work for a living and are unlikely to use HRH styles as adults.

Prior to the funeral service, the Royal Family had walked in procession behind the Queen’s coffin as it was carried to Westminster Abbey.

The King and the Queen Consort walked immediately behind the coffin, followed by the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, and the Prince and Princess of Wales.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R, from front) Members of the royal family Samuel Chatto, Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn attend the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey, on September 19, 2022 in London, England.  Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Viscount Severn and other members of the Royal Family make their way to their seats. (Getty)
Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby speaks during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey, in London on September 19, 2022. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GARETH FULLER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby speaks during the state funeral. (Getty)

Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, walked with their parents William and Kate side-by-side in formation, followed by their uncle and aunt, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and other members of the Royal Family.

More than 2,000 world leaders, national figures from UK life, and leading individuals attended the Westminster Abbey funeral.

The service followed the Queen’s lying in state period at Westminster Hall, which ended at 6.30am.

During his sermon, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told the congregation the outpouring of emotion for the Queen “arises from her abundant life and loving service, now gone from us”.