On September 19, Princes William and Harry will attend the funeral of their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Will the two brothers walk side by side behind his coffin?
- Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022 in Balmoral, Scotland.
- His funeral will be held on September 19, 2022 in Westminster Abbey, London.
- Her grandsons, Princes William and Harry, could walk side by side behind her coffin.
The news shocked the world. On September 8, Buckingham Palace announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96. “The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.“, announced the press release, published at around 6:30 p.m. local time.”The king and queen consort (titles now designating Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, editor’s note) will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.” Since then, the sovereign’s coffin has been transported from Balmoral Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh. As of tomorrow, Tuesday September 13, the remains of the sovereign will be repatriated to London with a view to his funeral, scheduled for September 19 next in Westminster Abbey.
As this sad event approaches, a question arises: Princes William and Harry, cold since the latter’s departure for Los Angeles, will they form a united front to say goodbye to their beloved grandmother? According to tabloid British The Sunwho spoke with relatives of the British royal family, the grandsons of the late monarch may well walk side by side behind her coffin, during the procession between the palace and Westminster Abbey. Note that in April 2021, during the funeral of their grandfather, Prince Philip, the reports of the sons of King Charles III were so explosive that the Queen decided to separate them by placing another of her grandchildren, Peter Phillips, between them.
A wind of reconciliation between the sons of Charles III?
This time, however, things might turn out differently. “Things have changed since Prince Philip’s funeral, where William and Harry didn’t walk side by sideconfides a close friend of the monarchy in the columns of The Sun. The situation remains the same but the atmosphere is not as intense as before, they can coexist.” Note that a first step towards reconciliation was taken this Saturday, September 10, when Princes William and Harry, accompanied by their respective wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markleappeared gathered to meditate in front of the flowers placed in tribute to their grandmother at Windsor Castle. The two brothers were notably seen exchanging long seconds, a sign that things could finally calm down between London and Los Angeles.
One thing is certain, the new King Charles III seems determined to put the pieces of his family back together. From his first speech as sovereign, the heir to Elizabeth II had a careful word for each of his sons, putting aside the disputes of recent years. “Today, I am proud to name him (William, editor’s note) Prince of Wales, this title which I have been so privileged to bear for so long during my life of service. With Catherine by her side, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations.helping to bring the marginalized to the center where vital help can be given. I also want to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.”did he declare.