Prince Harry and Prince William solemnly walked together behind the coffin of their beloved “granny” Queen Elizabeth II in her funeral procession wednesday — echoing heartbreaking images of the brothers burying their mother, Princess Diana, decades ago.
William, now Prince of Wales, and his brother, Harry, the Duke of Sussex, stood side by side and stared stoically ahead as they followed the monarch’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where he will be honored at a four-day public event. ceremony before her burial.
Photos of the royal siblings recalled the summer moments when Prince Harry, then 12, and Prince William, 15, followed their mother’s coffin during her funeral procession in September 1997.
The grieving children bowed their heads as they walked single file with their father Prince Charles and grandfather Prince Philip before laying her to rest.
The royal brothers’ united front on Wednesday was a far cry from their appearance at Prince Philip’s funeral last year, when the feuding princes reportedly had to be separated in line by their older cousin Peter Phillips.
The April 2021 funeral marked the first time the brothers were publicly together after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left the royal family and gave a revealing interview to Oprah Winfrey.