King Charles Left Empty Seat in Front Row at Funeral to Keep the Queen Happy


King Charles III left an empty seat in the front row to keep his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II happy.

The 96-year-old monarch passed away on September 8 and her state funeral took place on Monday 19 September.

7.7 billion people watched the ceremony on TV. Hundreds of people went to Windsor to pay their last respects to the iconic royal, including state heads, royals, royal house staff and more.

However, the new King left the front seat empty – a tradition that was started by his mother. See below:

She often left the seat in front empty so as not to obstruct her view of the service.

It was protocol that no one sit in front of the monarch and it appears that that tradition will continue with King Charles III.

It was said that she did not find the front row seat comfortable, so choose to sit one row behind beside her husband – Prince Philip.

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