Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Edward seen for first time since Queen's death announced

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Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Edward have been seen for the first time since the Queen’s death was announced.

The siblings were pictured at Balmoral on Saturday while attending a church service to honour Her Majesty.

Footage showed the Royal Family looking at tributes left for their mother as they comforted each other.

The service for the late Queen took place at the parish church Crathie Kirk in the nearby village of Crathie.

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The Royals were at Balmoral. (Reuters)
Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York (L), Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (2L), Britain's Princess Eugenie of York (C), Britain's Lady Louise Windsor (3R), Britain's Sophie, Countess of Wessex (2R) and Britain's Princess Eugenie of York react as they look at the flowers placed outside Balmoral Castle in Ballater, on September 10, 2022, two days after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. - King Charles III pledged to follow his mother's example of
Prince Edward and his wife Sophie. (Getty)
From left, Britain's Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Britain's Lady Louise Windsor, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Zara Phillips, Peter Phillips, Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Britain's Princess Eugenie of York, Britain's Princess Beatrice of York and Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, look at the flowers placed outside Balmoral Castle in Ballater, on September 10, 2022, two days after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. - King Charles III pledged to follow his mother's example of
The Royal Family look at tributes left for the Queen. (Getty)

Shortly after the service finished at about 2.30pm, the family began a sombre walk across the bridge over the River Dee towards Balmoral Castle.

The Duke of York, flanked by his daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, thanked well-wishers for lining the route.

He was seen cuddling Eugenie as she wiped away tears, while Princess Zara and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, were also visibly emotional.

On Thursday, Andrew rushed to his mother’s bedside, joining the King, the Princess Royal, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Camilla, now Queen.

The Prince of Wales drove Andrew, who sat in the front passenger seat, with Edward and Sophie in the back, to the Queen’s Scottish home after their RAF flight landed in Aberdeen.

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Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York (L), Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, (obscured), Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal (3L), Peter Phillips (4L), Zara Phillips (5L), Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence (C), Britain's Princess Eugenie of York, Britain's Princess Beatrice of York (obscured), Britain's Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Britain's Lady Louise Windsor look at the flowers placed outside Balmoral Castle in Ballater, on September 10, 2022, two days after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. - King Charles III pledged to follow his mother's example of
The Royal Family gathered at Balmoral. (Getty)
Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York (L), Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, (2L) and Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal talk as they gather with Peter Phillips (C), Zara Phillips (2R) and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence look at the flowers placed outside Balmoral Castle in Ballater, on September 10, 2022, two days after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. - King Charles III pledged to follow his mother's example of
The Royal Family gathered following the Queen's death on Thursday. (Getty)
Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York (3R) stands with his daughters Britain's Princess Eugenie of York (2R) and Britain's Princess Beatrice of York (R), along with Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal (L), Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, (2L), Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence (3L) and Peter Phillips (C), as they look at the flowers placed outside Balmoral Castle in Ballater, on September 10, 2022, two days after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. - King Charles III pledged to follow his mother's example of
They were in Balmoral for a church service to honour their late mother. (Getty)

With the death of the Queen, the Duke of York’s exile from the working monarchy could be made permanent.

Charles is now the new King and any decision about Andrew, disgraced after paying out millions over a civil sexual assault case, will fall to him.

The decision will most likely be made in consultation with his eldest son and heir, William.

It came as Charles was proclaimed as the new monarch on Saturday morning.

During a poignant and sombre meeting of the Accession Council, Charles spoke movingly about his mother and the grief his family was experiencing.

Britain's King Charles III speaks during the Accession Council ceremony at St James's Palace, where he is formally proclaimed Britain's new monarch, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Britain September 10, 2022.  Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS
King Charles III during the Accession Council at St James's Palace. (Reuters)
Britain's William, Prince of Wales and Queen Camilla listen as King Charles III speaks during the Accession Council at St James's Palace, where he is formally proclaimed Britain's new monarch, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Britain September 10, 2022.  Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
The Prince of Wales and Queen Camilla listen as King Charles speak. (Reuters)

But he added the “sympathy expressed by so many to my sister and brothers” had been the “greatest consolation”.

Watched by the Queen Consult, William and more than 200 privy counsellors – including six former prime ministers – the King pledged himself to the task now before him and the “heavy responsibilities of Sovereignty”.

The day included a moment of pomp and pageantry with David White, Garter King of Arm, in his colourful regalia and flanked by other Officers of Arms and Sergeants at Arms, reading the proclamation of the new King from a balcony at St James’s Palace.

The new monarch became King the moment his mother died, but an Accession Council must be convened following the death of a Sovereign – usually within 24 hours.