Harry and William walk behind Queen’s coffin echoing Diana’s funeral

Harry and William walk behind Queen’s coffin echoing Diana’s funeral

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

William and Harry attend their grandmother’s funeral after years of reported breakups. (BBC)

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex accompanied senior royals to march behind the Queen’s coffin in an echo of their mother’s funeral.

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

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

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

After an emotional service at 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 buried with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in St George’s Chapel.

The event marked the fourth time since the Queen’s death that Harry and William have entered an engagement together, raising hopes that they can put the past behind them and rekindle their relationship.

On Wednesday, the couple united in the Queen’s honor as her coffin was carried in procession from Buckingham Palace to be laid in state at Westminster Hall.

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The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Suzssex arrive at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey, London.  Photo date: Monday, September 19, 2022.

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Suzssex arrive at the Queen’s state funeral. (FATHER)

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 ahead of Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral, held at Westminster Abbey, London.  Date photo: 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 . (FATHER)

Queen Elizabeth II's coffin, draped in the royal standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's Orb and Scepter, leaves Westminster Abbey during the state funeral in London.  Date photo: Monday, September 19, 2022.

Queen Elizabeth II’s casket, draped in the royal standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s Orb and Scepter, leaves Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral. (FATHER)

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

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

The brothers also appeared on a walk with the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex outside Windsor Castle, two days after the Queen’s death.

While the split appears to have been set aside during the period of mourning, there are fears that things could turn sour again as Harry prepares to release his memoir about his time growing up within the royal family.

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

The brothers have had a strained relationship since Prince Harry quit as a working royal and moved to California with his wife Meghan.

Since then, the couple has rarely been pictured together in public, but on Monday they stood side by side walking with the Queen’s coffin.

The event brought back memories of the brothers walking behind the coffin of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in a car accident in 1997.

The two princes, then just 15 and 12 years old, trailed behind, at a time when William later said it was “the hardest” and a “very long, lonely walk”.

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FILE - In this September 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, the 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 he was born on March 16. released to return to Windsor castle.  Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, married Elizabeth in 1947 and was the longest-serving wife 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 file photo from Saturday, September 6, 1997, Prince Charles, the former husband of Diana, Princess of Wales, and their two sons Harry, centre, and William wait outside 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 still hasn't started the job he was born to do.  (AP Photo/ Joel Robine/Swimming Pool)

Harry, centre, and William wait outside Westminster Abbey in London after their mother’s funeral ceremony after 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 as Queen Elizabeth II's casket leaves Westminster Hall for the state funeral at Westminster Abbey, London.  Date photo: 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 as the Queen’s casket leaves Westminster Hall. (FATHER)

William said of walking behind his mother’s funeral that not crying was an act of “self-preservation”

While watching floral tributes to the Queen in 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 such a difficult time for all of them, for the whole family .”

He was also caught on camera talking to the crowd, saying, “Doing the walk yesterday was challenging, it brought back some memories.

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

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