The solemn sight was a reminder of when the brothers walked behind the coffin of their mom, Princess Diana, 25 years in the past. William was 15 on the time, and Harry was 12.
The two brothers walked aspect by aspect on the funeral. At their grandfather, Prince Philip’s funeral, the brothers had been separated by their cousin, Peter Phillips, when strolling behind the coffin.
The stroll on Wednesday additionally included Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
Queen Consort Camilla and Kate Middleton, the new Princess of Wales, didn’t stroll, and as a substitute traveled by automotive together with Prince Edward’s spouse, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.
Senior members of the royal household wore navy uniforms for Wednesday’s stroll and repair.
Prince Andrew and Prince Harry, who’re not senior working members of the royal household for very different reasons, wore morning gown.
“Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex will put on a morning swimsuit all through occasions honouring his grandmother,” a spokesperson for the duke confirmed to HuffPost on Tuesday.
“His decade of navy service will not be decided by the uniform he wears and we respectfully ask that focus stay on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
Following the processional, the household attended a brief service at Westminster, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
After the service, the queen’s coffin will lie in state, giving folks the chance to pay their respects for the next 4 days till the queen’s state funeral on Monday, Sept. 19.
On Wednesday, President Biden spoke with King Charles III to supply his condolences following the queen’s demise on Thursday, based on the White House.
He additionally “conveyed his want to proceed an in depth relationship with the King,” the White House mentioned in a press release. The president will attend the queen’s funeral on Monday.
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