Prince William and Prince Harry will not walk together at their grandfather’s funeral. Prince Philip’s funeral will be on Saturday.
Buckingham Palace issued the attendees and procession order for Prince Philip’s upcoming funeral at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Thursday. William, 38, and Harry, 36, will walk behind their grandfather’s coffin with family members, but their cousin, Peter Phillips (son of Princess Anne), will walk between them.
Prince William would accompany Peter in the second procession into the chapel. Prince Harry and David Armstrong-Jones, the son of Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones, will be behind them.
According to a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace, the procession order was “a real improvement rather than sending a signal.” “This is a funeral, and we’re not going to get caught up in the drama. The arrangements have been settled upon and are under Her Majesty’s wishes.”
COVID-19 regulations require attendees to wear masks and sit six feet apart once within the chapel.
For the first time in over a year, Harry returned to the United Kingdom to attend his grandfather’s funeral. Meghan, expecting their second child, a daughter, did not join her husband on his trip. According to a royal spokesperson, her physician has advised her not to fly.
There are already issues within the family following Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.
Meghan Denied Claims That She Made Kate Middleton Weep In The Run-Up To Her 2018 Wedding
Meghan denied claims that she made Kate Middleton weep in the run-up to her 2018 wedding in a CBS tell-all interview, saying “the opposite happened.” (According to a source, both women were in tears due to the incident.)
They also accused the royal family of bigotry, claiming that they had “concerns” over their children’s skin color and failed to support Meghan when she was suicidal.
“We are very much not a racist family,” William told a reporter during an outing in response to the racism allegations.
“No, I haven’t spoken to him yet,” he said when asked if he had spoken to Harry after the Oprah interview.
According to Gayle King, Harry spoke with William and Charles last month, who is acquainted with Oprah and the Duchess of Sussex. “Those talks, according to what I was told, were not fruitful. They are glad, however, that they have at least begun a discussion, “she said.
The Duke of Edinburgh will rest at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday, surrounded only by close family and friends, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this week’s issue of PEOPLE, former palace spokeswoman Ailsa Anderson says, “Ironically, it’s probably how he would have wanted.” “There’s no muss, no mess. He had no idea what all the fuss was about his whole life.”
Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, Charles’ wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Anne’s husband Timothy Laurence, and Edward’s wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, will be in attendance.
The funeral will also include Philip’s eight grandchildren. Kate Middleton, Zara Tindall’s husband Mike, Princess Eugenie’s husband, Jack Brooksbank, and Princess Beatrice’s husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will all be in attendance with their spouses.
Other guests include members of Prince Philip’s close staff and family.
Following Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Interview, Prince William Was Very Protective Of Kate
In the wake of his brother Prince Harry and sister-in-law Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince William is standing by his wife, Kate Middleton.
Meghan answered claims that she made Kate weep over a dispute about bridesmaid dresses. The dresses were for Meghan and Harry’s wedding.
Penny Junor, a biographer of both Prince William and Prince Harry, tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story, “William is very protective of Kate and can get very upset.”
Meghan, 39, explained that Kate, 39, later apologized in the interview.
“And I don’t say that to belittle anybody,” Meghan said, “because it was a trying week leading up to the wedding, and she was upset about something.” “But she took responsibility for it, apologized, and gave me flowers and a note of apology.”
According to a palace source, there was “rage” among the royals. And their staff as they digested the numerous claims and counter-claims in the aftermath of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview.
Meghan Had Suicidal Thoughts
Meghan said she had suicidal thoughts. And made the explosive argument that there were “concerns and discussions” about how dark her son Archie’s skin would be when he was born. She said it with several other shocking revelations in the interview. Harry also said that the monarchy has “trapped” his father and brother.
Meghan compared her treatment by the British tabloids to Kate’s early days in the royal family. She compared her treatment in additional clips broadcast on CBS.
“This was odd,” Meghan said of the media’s treatment of her. “Different because of race?” Oprah inquired, to which Meghan replied, “And because of social media.”
Meghan continued, “Kate was dubbed ‘Waity Katie,’ as she awaited William’s marriage. While I think it was difficult — and I do. I can’t imagine how difficult it was. This isn’t the same, “Meghan explained how negative coverage of Kate did not compare to what she had to deal with. “And even though a member of his family can confidently state, ‘We’ve all had to deal with some rude stuff,’ rude and racist are not the same thing.”