Prince Harry, Prince William Joked at Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral

Prince William and Prince Harry.

Identical to previous occasions? Prince Harry supplied a candid glimpse at his reunion with Prince William at Queen Elizabeth II‘s funeral — and in contrast the occasion to Princess Diana‘s loss of life.

“Only in the near past, my brother and I had been strolling the identical route [at Elizabeth’s funeral. And we sort of joked to each other and said, ‘At least we know the way,’” the Duke of Sussex, 38, detailed during his sit-down interview with ITV on Sunday, January 8.

Harry noted that saying goodbye to his grandmother and his mother felt “very similar” to him. “The only difference was the levels of emotion,” he shared. “Because our grandmother had finished life. There was more, I think, of a celebration and respect and recognition to what she had accomplished. Whereas our mother was taken away far too young.”

The BetterUp CIO has previously opened up about how the late Princess of Wales’ death affected him. Diana died at age 36 after sustaining injuries in a car crash in Paris in August 1997. At the time of her passing, William was 15 and Harry was 12.

While filming his Netflix docuseries with wife Meghan Markle, Harry admitted that he doesn’t fully recall the moments he shared with his mother.

“My childhood, I remember, was filled with laughter, filled with happiness and filled with adventure,” he said in the December 2022 episode. “I don’t have many early memories of my mom. It was almost like I internally blocked them out. But I always remember her laugh, her cheeky laugh. Her always saying to me, ‘You can get in trouble, just don’t get caught.’ And I’ll always be that cheeky person inside.”

Three months prior, Harry mourned the loss of the queen after her death in September 2022 at age 96. The U.K. native and Meghan, 41, traveled back to pay their respects after previously moving to California following their royal exit.

Prince Harry Reveals the Joke He Shared With Prince William at Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral: Details

Prince William and Prince Harry follow Her Majesty the Queen’s coffin during a procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle during Queen’s state funeral in the Centre of London on September 19, 2022.

In his upcoming memoir, Spare, Harry broke down how King Charles III told him about Elizabeth’s passing. “[Charles] stated I used to be welcome at Balmoral, however he didn’t need … her,” the Invictus Video games cofounder claimed within the guide, which will likely be launched on Tuesday, January 10. “He began to put out his purpose, which was nonsensical, and disrespectful, and I wasn’t having it. [I replied,] ‘Don’t ever talk about my spouse that manner.’”

Harry stated he ended up reserving himself a non-public airplane to try to see his grandmother earlier than her loss of life. “I placed on my black tie, walked off the airplane right into a thick mist, sped in a borrowed automotive to Balmoral,” he continued, noting that Princess Anne was there to greet him. “She requested if I needed to see Granny. [I answered,] ‘Sure, I do.’ It was troublesome, however I stored on pondering how I’d regretted not seeing my mom on the finish.”