Find out why there was a free seat opposite Charles III at the church service in Windsor

The British royal family gathered on Monday afternoon, the 19th, at St. George at Windsor for the Engagement Service, a celebration within the framework of the Queen’s funeral services Elizabeth II.

After the coffin arrived inside the chapel, the kings and the rest of the royal family took their seats, with one of the seats in front of the king. Charles III, left empty. But why did this happen?

It’s actually just (another) matter of protocol. This seat is left vacant to ensure that the monarch can view the ceremony unobstructed. Since the king sat in the second row, this ensures that no one obscures part of his view by occupying the seat in front of him.

This rule had already been applied to other celebrations before the Queen’s death. For example, during the princess’s wedding eugenie it’s from Jack Brooksbankin 2018, the queen and the prince Philip sat in the second row, the front seat being unoccupied. The prince Andrew and Sarah Fergusonparents of the bride, took the seats immediately next to the one that was left empty.

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