Members of the Royal Family joined hundreds of mourners today to say a final farewell to the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire who died last week at the age of 94.
In scenes from a bygone age, estate staff from Chatsworth House wore traditional livery as they lined the mile-long route of the cortege to the parish church of St Peter.
Prince Charles said the Dowager Duchess had been "adored and admired." David Hirst reports
The Prince of Wales and Camilla have joined hundreds of members of the public at the funeral of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire.
Charles paid tribute to Deborah Vivien Cavendish after her death, saying he "adored and admired" her.
The Prince of Wales has joined hundreds of members of the public for the funeral of the last of the famous Mitford sisters.
There were scenes from a bygone age at Chatsworth House, in Derbyshire, today as Charles and Camilla joined the family of the dowager duchess of Devonshire who died peacefully last Wednesday morning at the age of 94.
More than 600 members of the estate staff, dressed in traditional livery, lined the mile long route the cortege took through the park to St Peter's Church, in Edensor.
The royal mourners walked behind the hearse just after the current Duke of Devonshire and other close family members as it moved slowly through the spectacular landscape.
Deborah Vivien Cavendish moved in the same circles as Winston Churchill, John F Kennedy, Adolf Hitler and Evelyn Waugh and epitomised a privileged and glamorous aristocratic lifestyle that no longer exists.
Charles paid tribute to her after her death, saying he "adored and admired" her.
Mourners gather outside St Peter's Church at Edensor on the Chatsworth estate in the Peak District for the funeral of the Dowager, Duchess of Devonshire, who's died at the age of 94. Prince Charles is expected to be among the thousands of people who'll come to pay their respects.
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The funeral of Deborah, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire will take place later today.
The Duke of Devonshire's mother died last month at the age of 94.
She was the youngest and last surviving Mitford sister - who for almost fifty years ran the Chatsworth House with her late husband Andrew Cavendish.
The service will be held at St Peter's Church in Edensor within the Chatsworth estate and a book of condolence will be placed in Flora's Temple, inside the Chatsworth Garden, for guests to sign.
Tributes are pouring in for the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, who died yesterday.
Deborah Vivien Cavendish - the last of the famous Mitford sisters - died aged 94.
She was the main public face of Chatsworth House - who have released new pictures of the Duchess - for many decades.
A book of condolences has opened at Chatsworth. To find out when and where you can sign it click here
People have already taken to Twitter to offer their condolences:
Sorry to hear of death of #Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. Met her once & lived next door to her cousin Madeau Stewart for years. Fab lady
Sad to hear of the death of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, a pioneer of the farm shop, direct selling & supporting all local producers
The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire - and the last of the famous Mitford sisters - has died at the age of 94.
She and her aristocratic sisters achieved fame and notoriety for their writing careers, love lives and controversial political opinions.
In 1941, Deborah Mitford married Lord Andrew Cavendish and the pair became the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire a decade later, after the deaths of Lord Cavendish's father and older brother.
They lived at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, and the title passed to the couple's son after the Duke's death in 2004.
The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire died peacefully this morning.
There is one more chance to see the world's last two Lancaster bombers in flight together later today - before one flies back to Canada next week.
Weather permitting - and so far it is looking good - they will fly in formation over Derwent Dam in the Hope Valley - for the first time in 50 years.
The British Lancaster will be joined by its Canadian counterpart, Vera, which has flown across the 'Pond' for a series of summer events.
A Hurricane and Spitfire will also pass over the dam at around 4.45pm on their way back to RAF Coningsby from Southport Air Show.