A dark family outing. Prince William as well as Prince Harry both marched with the rest of the royal family as the late Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin was moved to Westminster Hall during the funeral.
As part of the Queen’s memorial services – following her death on Thursday 8 September at the age of 96 – the royal family accompanied her casket to Westminster Hall on Wednesday 14 September before attending a service led by Archbishop of Canterbury as well as Rev. Dr. David HoyleDean of Westminster.
The Prince of Wales, 40, and the Duke of Sussex, 37, were among members of The Firm who followed the hearse from Buckingham Palace to the chapel. Their father joined them King Charles IIIas well as Princess Anna, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward as well as Peter Phillips. The two brothers, who the 73-year-old shared with late ex-wife Princess Diana, stood side by side as they walked with cousin Phillips, 44, on Harry’s other side.
Queen consort Camilla, Princess Kate, Meghan Markle as well as Countess Sophie all followed behind in a caravan of cars.
Since the late regent was the head of the country’s armed forces, representatives of all three branches of the British armed forces also participated in the procession, including members of the Royal Horse Artillery. Elizabeth’s coffin stood on a carriage with a crown on top, which the military carried through the streets of London.
“Despite pomp and tradition, Her Majesty’s relationship with the military has been deeply personal,” the royal family said in a statement on Wednesday. Instagram account read. “The Queen was the daughter, wife and mother of naval officers. Her grandchildren served in the British Army and the Royal Air Force. Her family’s track record stretched from Jutland to Afghanistan. And she, too, served in uniform during World War II. The Queen was one of our last links with this extraordinary wartime generation. She understood better than anyone the hardships and glory of a life of service.” Tribute of the Chief of the Defense Staff to the Queen.
The Queen, who has ruled the United Kingdom for 70 years, died last week at her Balmoral castle in Scotland. Her body has since been returned to London on Tuesday 13 September, where Harry and Meghan, 41, received it at Buckingham Palace, along with Charles, Camilla, 75, and William and Kate, 40.
During the walk on Wednesdays, the Duke of Cambridge, the king, Anna and Edward were traditionally dressed in military uniform. However, Harry, 62-year-old Andrew and Phillips were dressed in black mourning suits.
“He has come to terms with not wearing a uniform on these occasions,” an exclusive source said. Us weekly earlier this month, BetterUp CIO after the palace confirmed he would not be wearing his military uniform after stepping down as senior royal in 2020. “Although disappointing in some ways, he is simply grateful to be present and honoring the Queen. After all, it’s just a uniform.”