Harry, William Walk Behind Coffin


A somber family walk. Prince WilliamAnd Prince Harry both marched alongside the rest of the royal family as the late Queen Elizabeth II’s casket was transported to Westminster Hall amid funeral proceedings.

As part of the queen’s memorial services — after her Thursday, September 8, death at the age of 96 — the royal family accompanied her coffin to Westminster Hall on Wednesday, September 14, before attending a service led by the Archbishop of CanterburyAnd Reverend Dr. David HoyleDean of Westminster.

The hearse was driven by The Firm from Buckingham Palace to the chapel by the Prince of Wales, 40, as well as the Duke of Sussex (37). Their father joined them. King Charles IIIAs well asPrincess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince EdwardAnd Peter Phillips. The two brothers — whom the 73-year-old monarch shared with late ex-wife Princess Diana — stood side-by-side during the walk with cousin Phillips, 44, on the other side of Harry.

Queen Consort Camilla, Princess Kate, Meghan MarkleAnd Countess SophieAll of them were followed in a caravan with cars.

As the late regent served as the head of the country’s Armed Forces, the procession also featured members of all three branches of the British military, including members of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery. Elizabeth’s coffin sat on a gun carriage — with a crown on top — that the military pulled through the streets of London.

“For all the pageantry and tradition, Her Majesty’s relationship with the Armed Forces was deeply personal,” a Wednesday statement on the royal family’s Instagram account read. “The Queen was the daughter, wife and mother of Naval officers. Her grandchildren served in the Royal Air Force and British Army. Her family’s record of wartime service stretched from Jutland to Afghanistan. She was also a soldier in uniform during World War II. The Queen was one of the last links to that remarkable wartime generation. She understood better than most the burdens and the glory of a life in service.’ The Chief of the Defence Staff’s tribute to The Queen.”

Queen Elizabeth II Coffin Procession

Queen Elizabeth II
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The queen — who reigned over the United Kingdom for 70 years — died last week while at her Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Her body was brought back to London on Tuesday September 13th by Harry and Meghan, 41 and 40 respectively.

The Wednesday stroll saw the Duke of Cambridge, Edward, Anne, and the king all wearing their military uniforms. This is a tradition. Phillips, Andrew (62), and Harry (62) wore black mourning suits.

“He has come to terms with not wearing uniform on these occasions,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly This was earlier this month, when the BetterUp CIO confirmed that he would not be wearing his military uniform after stepping back in 2020 as a senior prince. “Whilst that’s disappointing in some senses, he’s just grateful to be present and honoring the queen. At the end of the day, it’s only a uniform.”