British Princes William and Harry will not walk side by side during the funeral of their grandfather, Prince Philip. Buckingham Palace announced this.
Buckingham Palace announced more details about the protocol during the funeral of Prince Philip, who died last Friday. It appears that Peter Phillips, a cousin of William and Harry, will walk between the two on Saturdays during the procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where the funeral will take place. According to British media, the decision was made by Queen Elizabeth II herself, but her spokesman stressed that the protocol should not allow the public to draw “exciting conclusions.”
The palace also confirmed that members of the royal family will not wear military uniforms at the funeral. However, this is the tradition at royal funerals such as those of Prince Philip. Reportedly, Queen Elizabeth decided otherwise too, to spare her grandson Harry the humiliation. When he left the royal family, he was forced to relinquish his military titles despite two deployments with the British Army in Afghanistan. This means that he was the only one Royal senior You must appear in civilian clothes.