The ultimate journey of Britain’s longest-serving monarch Queen Elizabeth II from Buckingham Palace to the Westminster Corridor at Parliament witnessed two brothers stroll behind yet another coffin 25 years after they captured hearts doing the identical. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, joined his elder brother William, Prince of Charles and Britain’s new inheritor obvious, within the funeral procession of the Queen. The scenes triggered recollections from after they have been younger and walked collectively behind their mom Diana’s coffin.
Nonetheless, what one could have observed is how Harry was sporting a morning go well with together with his navy medals, however not the ceremonial garb, regardless of having served within the British Military for a decade, which incorporates two excursions of responsibility in Afghanistan.
William and their father – the brand new monarch of Britain, King Charles III, have been each in navy fits. The king’s sister Princess Anne, and youthful brother Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, have been additionally seen within the ceremonial garb. Anne’s son Peter Philips, Queen’s son Prince Andrew and Harry have been those lacking the navy outfit.
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Prince Harry is not allowed to put on his navy go well with. He, and his spouse Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, stepped down as senior working royals in 2020, and have been residing within the US since then. Earlier than the funeral procession commenced, a spokesperson of Harry stated that he will likely be sporting a morning go well with in any respect occasions main as much as the funeral.
Prince Andrew, the brand new monarch’s youthful brother and the Queen’s third little one, was additionally stripped off his royal titles over a intercourse assault scandal.
Prince William, alternatively, is a full-time working royal alongside together with his spouse Catherine (Kate) Middleton, Princes of Wales.
Tensions have been excessive between Harry and Meghan, and the remainder of the royal household because the couple’s candid interview to Ophrah Winfrey in 2018 whereby he talked about his father and brother feeling trapped within the royal life.
(With inputs from AFP)