Harry and William walk behind the Queen’s coffin in an echo of Diana’s funeral

Harry and William walk behind the Queen’s coffin in an echo of Diana’s funeral

William and Harry attend grandmother's funeral after years of reported rifts (BBC)

William and Harry turned up at their grandmother’s funeral after years of reported rifts. (BBC)

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex joined the senior members of the Royal family to march behind the Queen’s coffin as an echo of her mother’s funeral.

King Charles and other senior members – including the Princess Royal, the Prince of Wales and the Earl of Wessex – wore military uniform for the coffin procession from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey for the funeral service.

The Duke of York and the Duke of Sussex, who are no longer members of the Royal Family, wore suits as they marched behind the carriage.

This is the second time William and Harry have accompanied their grandmother’s coffin during the period of national mourning.

After an emotional service in Westminster Abbey, the brothers resumed their positions in a procession through Central London as the Queen passed Buckingham Palace for the last time.

The late Queen will be taken to Windsor Castle where she will be laid to rest in St George’s Chapel alongside her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The event marked the fourth time since the Queen’s death that Harry and William have been seen in a relationship, fueling hopes that they could make amends and rekindle their relationship.

On Wednesday, the two met in honor of the Queen as her coffin was carried in a procession from Buckingham Palace to her state bed in Westminster Hall.

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The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex arrive at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey, London.  Picture date: Monday September 19, 2022.

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex attend the Queen’s State Funeral. (LI)

King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Sussex, Peter Phillips, the Earl of Snowdon, the Duke of Gloucester and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence walk behind the coffin in front.  The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey, London.  Picture date: Monday, September 19, 2022.

King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Sussex, Peter Phillips, the Earl of Snowdon, the Duke of Gloucester and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence walk behind the coffin. (LI)

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's orb and sceptre, leaves Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral in London.  Picture date: Monday, September 19, 2022.

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin, draped in the Royal Standard with the Crown of Imperial State and the orb and scepter of the Sovereign, leaves Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral. (LI)

The pair joined their six cousins ​​in vigil for the Queen’s coffin as she lay in state on Saturday, joining hundreds of thousands who queued to pay their respects to the late monarch.

Harry was allowed to wear his Blues and Royals uniform for the vigil, after being told to wear a morning suit for the rest of the proceedings to commemorate his grandmother.

The brothers also joined the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex for a walk outside Windsor Castle two days after the Queen’s death.

Although the rift appears to have been put to rest during the mourning period, there are fears things will turn sour again as Harry prepares to release his memoirs within the royal family.

Read more: Prince William: – Queen’s coffin procession ‘brought back memories of Diana’s funeral’

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King Charles and other members of the family – including the Princess Royal, the Prince of Wales and the Earl of Wessex – wore military uniform for the coffin procession from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey. (BBC)

The brothers have had a very tight relationship since Prince Harry stepped down as a working royal and moved to California with his wife Meghan.

Since then, the pair have rarely been seen in public together, but on Monday they stood side by side as they walked alongside the Queen’s coffin.

The event evoked memories of the brothers walking behind the coffin of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who was killed in a car crash in 1997.

The two princes, aged just 15 and 12 at the time, walked behind him in what William later described as “the hardest thing” and a “very long, lonely walk”. there.

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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 1997 file photo, from left, Britain's Prince Philip, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and Prince Charles walk outside Westminster Abbey during the funeral procession for Diana, Princess of Wales.  Buckingham Palace officials say Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died, it was announced on Friday, April 9, 2021. He was 99. Philip spent a month in hospital earlier this year before being released on March 16 to return to.  Windsor Castle.  Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, married Elizabeth in 1947 and was the longest consort in British history.  (AP Photo/Jeff J. Mitchell, Pool, File)

Prince Philip, Prince William, Earl Spencer, Prince Harry and Prince Charles walk outside Westminster Abbey during the funeral procession for Diana, Princess of Wales. (AP)

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997 file photo, Prince Charles, ex-husband of Diana, Princess of Wales, and their two sons Harry, center, and William wait in front of Westminster Abbey in London after the Princess's funeral ceremony.  Prince Charles is preparing the paperwork to claim his pension when he turns 65 on Thursday, November 14, 2013, but he has not yet started the job he was born to do.  (AP Photo/Joel Robine/Pool)

Harry, centre, and William wait in front of Westminster Abbey in London after their mother’s funeral service following her funeral. (AP)

King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex followed by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex and the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II leaving Westminster Hall for a State Funeral at Westminster Abbey, London.  Picture date: Monday, September 19, 2022.

King Charles III, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex followed by the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex and the Queen’s coffin leaving Westminster Hall. (LI)

William said as he walked behind his mother’s funeral it was an act of “self-preservation” not to cry

While watching the Queen’s floral tribute at Sandringham on Thursday, William reportedly chatted with an onlooker and told her the procession brought back memories of his teenage years.

Jane Wells, 54, from Lincolnshire, told the Telegraph: “He said how difficult it was yesterday and how it reminded him of his mother’s funeral… Catherine said it was a difficult time for all of them, for the family on length. .”

He was also caught on camera talking to the public, he was heard saying: “The walk yesterday was challenging, it brought back a few memories.

“It’s kind of one of those moments where you think to yourself ‘I prepared myself for this, but I’m not that prepared’.”

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