Prince Harry and Prince William in show of unity as they walk together in procession

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Prince Harry and Prince William put on a show of unity as they honoured their late grandmother Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her funeral. The Duke of Sussex and the Prince of Wales looked sombre as they walked behind the late sovereign’s coffin, taken from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey ahead of the funeral. 

Harry and William’s show of force comes after the brothers, whose relationship has been reportedly strained over the past few years, have made a number of public appearances together since the passing of the Queen.

On September 10, the sons of King Charles III and Princess Diana stepped out in Windsor accompanied by their wives to view tributes left by mourners and meet well-wishers.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry were spotted shaking hands and speaking with several members of the public.

A few days later, last Wednesday, the brothers attended a poignant ceremony at Westminster Hall, after the Queen’s coffin had been transported there from Buckingham Palace.

The once strong bond between Harry and William started showing cracks in 2019, when the Duke, asked by journalist Tom Bradby about rumours of tensions, said he would always love his brother but they were on “different paths”.

The Queen’s coffin, which had been lying in state for four days at Westminster Hall, was taken by pallbearers to be placed on the Royal Navy State Funeral Gun carriage just after 10.30am.

The coffin was carried from New Palace Yard towards Westminster Abbey on the gun carriage, departing just before 10.45am

Members of the Royal Family, led by King Charles III, followed on foot behind.

The route through Parliament Square, Broad Sanctuary and the Sanctuary was lined by Royal Navy personnel and Royal Marines.

The coffin was carried inside the Abbey by the bearer party of Grenadier Guards ahead of the state funeral service.

The service, conducted by the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle Dean of Westminster, began at 11am.

The sermon will be preached by the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.

After the funeral, the Queen’s coffin will travel in procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch, also known as Constitution Arch, which was built as an original entrance to Buckingham Palace and sits between the corners of Hyde Park and Green Park.

From there, the coffin will travel to Windsor, where a committal service will be held at St George’s Chapel.

Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest in the King Goerge VI memorial chapel, a small annexe to the main chapel at Windsor.



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