Prince Harry and Prince William are expected to put on another carefully curated show of solidarity on Wednesday, when they will follow the queen’s body as they move from Buckingham Palace to the Hall Westminster this afternoon. The solemn procession is sure to stir memories of the boys walking behind Diana’s coffin 25 years ago.
Their wives are expected to travel together in a car later.
The coffin will leave Buckingham Palace, where the queen’s body is located, on Tuesday night, at exactly 2:22 p.m. Wednesday, with the lead oak coffin being loaded onto the gun carriage through the suspect streets. London’s great feast.
Charles, William, Harry, Andrew, Edward and Anne will walk with the coffin as it makes its 38-minute journey in front of thousands of mourners lining the streets.
A palace source said the royals will handle “in no particular order”, however, it is understood that Harry and William will be walking side by side.
Harry, Meghan, Kate and William were said to have come face to face on Tuesday night as the whole family gathered to bring the queen’s remains back to Buckingham Palace.
Harry has been told he may not be wearing his uniform, and Tuesday night he issued an angry statement attacking the media for commenting on that fact, and also appeared to express his displeasure. not satisfied with this decision.
In a message published online by reporter Omid Scobie, Harry’s office said: “Prince Harry will wear a morning suit during events honoring his grandmother. His decade of service in the military was not determined by the uniform he wore and we respectfully ask that the focus be on the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.”
The Queen will be in state at Westminster Hall for four days. An estimated 400,000 people will brave a 5-mile line and wait up to 35 hours to pay their respects.
For William and Harry, Wednesday’s procession could evoke painful memories of the chariot they joined, aged 15 and 12, to go behind the coffin of their mother, Princess Diana, in 1997.
Harry has condemned the decision to have him take part in that walk in recent years.