Still mourning. Prince William as well as Prince Harry are on a wave of emotion as they grapple with the death of their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, according to a source in the latest issue. Us weekly problem.
“This is a very difficult time for the princes,” says the insider. “They both adored their grandmother and it will take some time to come to terms with the reality of her passing.”
The Prince of Wales, 40, and his younger brother, 37, “consider themselves incredibly proud and fortunate” for enjoying the “wisdom and unwavering support of the late monarch” throughout their lives, the source explains.
Even though they were able to spend so much time with the Queen, who died on September 8 at the age of 96, the men were still not ready to say goodbye.
“There is still this terrible feeling of loss and emptiness at the thought that she will no longer be around,” says the insider. Usnoting that the brothers “comfort themselves with the fact that she is at peace with their grandfather in heaven and is always watching over them and in their hearts.”
As for William, who is now first in line to the British throne after his father, King Charles IIIElizabeth’s death also changed the trajectory of his career.
“William has an unwavering determination now to serve the king and prepare for a fate that will one day see him fortunate enough to serve as sovereign,” the source adds.
The death of their beloved grandmother seems to have brought William and Harry closer – at least in close proximity.
Since the Queen’s death earlier this month, the siblings have been reunited with their wives. Princess Kate as well as Meghan Markle, for their first public performance together in years. The four came out on Saturday, September 10, in Windsor, England, to greet well-wishers who came to pay their respects to the late royal family.
Us previously confirmed that William invited his brother and his sister-in-law, 41, to go with him and Kate, 40, on Saturday despite tensions with Harry and Meghan following their departure in 2020 as senior members of the royal family.
“Despite all their differences in the past, many of which still persist, this was what the Queen would have wanted and William knew very well that now is not the time to harbor grudges or distance himself from his brother,” the source said exclusively. said Us on Wednesday, September 14th. “They needed to show a united front and pay tribute to her, as well as the monarchy in general and the people she served so tirelessly during her reign.”
The siblings stood together again on Wednesday as they walked behind the Queen’s casket as it was moved from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall. The coffin will lie in London for several days before the funeral of the late monarch on Monday, September 19th.
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