Harry and William’s Procession Order at Philip’s Funeral Is not Meant to Ship a Sign

Harry and William's Procession Order at Philip's Funeral Isn't Meant

Prince William and Prince Harry is not going to be strolling subsequent to one another at Prince Philip’s funeral on April 17, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Thursday. The brothers will each stroll behind their grandfather’s coffin, however their cousin Peter Phillips will stroll between them. For the second procession into the chapel, William will then stroll with Peter, whereas Harry and David Armstrong-Jones will stroll behind them.

However earlier than rumors of Harry and William’s brotherly rift start swirling once more, a palace spokesperson famous to Folks that the procession order was “a sensible change moderately than sending a sign.” The spokesperson added: “It is a funeral and we’re not going to be drawn into perceptions of drama. The preparations have been agreed and characterize Her Majesty’s needs.” In an effort to replicate household unity, the household can even forgo carrying navy uniforms and as an alternative put on mourning costume.

Philip died on the age of 99 on April 9. Following his passing, Harry returned to the UK for the primary time since his royal exit, although his spouse, Meghan Markle — who’s at the moment pregnant with their second baby — was suggested by her doctor to not journey. Nevertheless, the couple did pay tribute to him on their Archewell web site. Harry additionally penned a separate letter for his grandfather, wherein he thanked Philip for his service, for his “dedication to Granny,” and for at all times being himself.

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