Prince Harry and Prince William reunited for the primary time in over a yr — but it surely’s beneath some sorrowful circumstances.
On Saturday, the brothers joined different members of the royal household in strolling behind their late grandfather, Prince Philip, in the course of the procession to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Citadel. Nevertheless, William and Harry did NOT stand shoulder to shoulder behind the customized Vary Rover (designed by the Duke of Edinburgh earlier than his passing) carrying Philip’s casket. They, as a substitute, have been positioned on both facet of their cousin Peter Phillips, AKA the son of Princess Anne. Check out a few of the photos HERE or view the funeral procession (beneath):
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In accordance with Individuals, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson claimed the procession order was “a sensible change relatively than sending a sign.” As chances are you’ll know, the strain between the princes has been at an all-time excessive since Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. Earlier than his grandfather’s loss of life, Harry expressed having some friction with members of the royal family in the course of the pair’s dialog. Particularly, he detailed how his brother and Prince Charles have been “trapped” inside the establishment and in addition claimed that his father stopped taking his requires a while. We are able to solely think about how awkward and heavy it should really feel for all of them to be reconnecting beneath such unhappy instances.
Nonetheless, the palace consultant stated all the household deliberate to push the drama apart and are available collectively to put Prince Philip to relaxation.
“This can be a funeral and we aren’t going to be drawn into perceptions of drama. The preparations have been agreed and characterize Her Majesty’s needs.”
The service marks the primary time Harry and William have been seen collectively since March 2020, after they attended a Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey. It’s additionally the primary time the rogue royal has returned to England since stepping down as a senior working member of the royal household alongside along with his spouse, Meghan.
Harry returned residence final Sunday following the information of his grandpa’s loss of life on the age of 99 and had reportedly been quarantining at Frogmore Cottage since. The Duchess of Sussex — who’s anticipating the couple’s second youngster — didn’t attend the funeral along with her husband as she had not been cleared by her physician. Per Individuals, Meghan is reportedly watching a stay stream of service with child Archie at their residence in Montecito, California.
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