LONDON—A intently watched subplot to Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday will be the interaction amongst two progressively estranged brothers: Prince Harry and Prince William.
Queen Elizabeth’s two grandchildren were being at the time billed as a royal double act and held out as the long term of a far more youthful, dynamic British monarchy. These days they symbolize a break up that dangers hanging more than the Residence of Windsor for yrs to appear.
Pursuing allegations by Prince Harry of racism in the royal ranks and his significant-profile determination to quit the fold, many royal watchers will be on the lookout for indications of a general public reconciliation amongst the brothers. Covid-19 constraints that require social distancing and a very choreographed funeral prepare make that search progressively unlikely.
The queen resolved the brothers will not walk collectively guiding their grandfather’s coffin during the funeral procession at Windsor Castle. In its place, amongst them will stand their cousin Peter Phillips, Princess Anne’s son. Once inside of St. George’s chapel, the brothers will not walk shoulder to shoulder both. A Buckingham Palace spokesman stated he wouldn’t be “drawn into all those perceptions of drama.”
Prince Harry’s wife, the American actress Meghan Markle, will not attend the funeral on doctor’s suggestions because she is pregnant, palace officials stated.