THE Queen’s youngest grandson was praised by viewers tonight as he stood guard of Her Majesty’s coffin.
Those watching the spine-tingling vigil at Westminster Hall this evening praised James, Viscount Severn, for bravely standing alongside his cousins for the 15 minute period of reflection.
The stoic 14-year-old lowered his head as emotional mourners filed past to see his grandmother lying in state.
Viewers said the teen was “admirable” for standing vigil at such a young age.
And many believed the poignant moment echoed images of Princes William and Harry stood at Princess Diana’s funeral back in 1997.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: “Can’t help but notice that Prince Edward’s 14-year-old son James bears a very eerie resemblance to Prince William during Princess Diana’s funeral.”
Another said: “The Queen’s youngest grandson, James, Viscount Severn, reminds me of Harry when Diana died.”
Someone else commented: “Young James Viscount Severn looks so much like Prince William when he was of a similar age and having to go through so much pain publicly, such a brave young man.”
A fourth wrote: “Bless all the royal grandchildren for that vigil.
“Especially the Wessex children: so young and not much in the spotlight, hope someone gave them a hug after.
“Couldn’t help thinking how much James Viscount Severn with his teen floppy hair looked like William at Diana’s funeral.”