King Charles, William and Harry to walk behind Queen’s coffin


The King will be joined by his sons the Prince of Wales and Duke of Sussex as they walk behind the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to where she will lie in state.

Charles, William and Harry – along with the Queen’s other children, Duke of York, the Princess Royal and the Earl of Wessex – will follow the coffin on foot as it makes its journey to Westminster Hall on Wednesday afternoon.

Anne’s son, Peter Phillips, and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, will also walk in the procession, as well as the Duke of Gloucester and the Earl of Snowdon. The Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales, the Countess of Wessex and the Duchess of Sussex will travel by car.

William and Harry put on a united front with their wives during a mammoth walkabout on Saturday. The brothers have a well-documented troubled relationship but the death of their grandmother saw them reunite when they viewed floral tributes left for the late Queen at Windsor Castle.

William, Kate, Harry and Meghan arrived in the same vehicle and greeted well-wishers for about 40 minutes before the Duke of Cambridge and Cornwall hopped into the driver’s seat of the Audi with his wife in the passenger seat, and his brother and sister-in-law in the back.

In his televised address to the country on Friday evening, the King talked of his fondness for Harry and Meghan, saying: “I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.”

Then in Harry’s tribute to his grandmother, released on Monday, the duke said he wanted to honour his father at the start of his reign as king. The last time Charles and his two sons were all seen together in public was at the service of thanksgiving for the Queen in St Paul’s Cathedral during the platinum jubilee celebrations in June.

But on that occasion, Harry and Meghan were seated some distance from Charles and William on the other side of the aisle in the second row, behind the Wessex family and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

Source: The Guardian