Though the Duke of Sussex has stepped again from royal duties, he took his place alongside his brother the Prince of Wales for the ceremonies of the Queen’s state funeral.
William, in his RAF No1 uniform, and Harry, in formal funeral put on and medals, marched slowly behind their father, the King, because the Queen’s coffin was taken from Westminster Corridor, on the coronary heart of the Palace of Westminster, the place she had been mendacity in state.
Their cousin Peter Phillips, the Queen’s eldest grandchild and son of the Princess Royal, had walked beside the brothers to the abbey.
Because the procession got here to a halt after its quick journey round Parliament Sq., the Prince of Wales saluted, whereas his brother bowed his head, because the coffin was lifted from the gun carriage.
As soon as inside, the Princess of Wales, together with her two older youngsters George and Charlotte, and the Duchess of Sussex, each sporting wide-brimmed black hats and with solemn expressions, joined the procession behind the coffin to the nave.
After some controversy about Harry and Meghan holding arms as they left Westminster Corridor following the quick service at the start of the Queen’s mendacity in state, the couple walked aspect by aspect, however not holding arms.
They have been seated instantly behind the King and Queen Consort, going through the coffin, whereas William and Kate – for whom the abbey holds happier reminiscences because the place of their marriage ceremony greater than a decade in the past – have been throughout the aisle with their two youngsters.
After the funeral ended with a rendition of the nationwide anthem, the brothers joined the massive procession escorting the Queen on the start of her remaining journey, marching as soon as once more with sombre expressions behind the gun carriage as their wives adopted behind in slowly-driven automobiles.
William saluted the Cenotaph, whereas Harry bowed his head as they handed the memorial to Britain’s battle lifeless.
Later, on arrival in Windsor, William and Harry walked subsequent to one another as they adopted the coffin into St George’s Chapel.
No phrases have been exchanged in entrance of the TV cameras.
As soon as contained in the chapel, William and Kate stood apart in order that Harry and Meghan might enter a entrance pew.
Princess Charlotte then sat subsequent to her uncle Harry on one aspect and her mom on the opposite.
Subsequent to Kate was Prince George, adopted by his father William.
Eager observers observed that Harry and Princess Charlotte shared a second in the course of the service at St George’s Chapel.
Princess Charlotte was seen adjusting her hat earlier than trying over at her uncle.
Harry then briefly seemed up and caught her eye and smiled on the princess.