As the British people, as well as people from all over the world, mourn the loss of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh and life-long husband of Queen Elizabeth, all eyes are on the Royal family.
The protocol about the funeral that will take place on April 17 has been released and it was said that Prince Philip will be laid to rest in the famous St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. The funeral will start with a national minute of silence and his coffin will be carried in a specially built Land Rover Prince Phillip himself helped design.
The Buckingham Palace released a statement. “The Funeral Service will be attended by Her Majesty The Queen and Members of the Royal Family.
“The coffin, carried by a Bearer Party found by the Royal Marines, will be received at the top of the West Steps of St George’s Chapel by the Dean of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Naval Cap and Sword will be placed on the coffin ahead of the service and His Royal Highness’s Insignia will be laid on the Altar of the Chapel. At the conclusion of the service, His Royal Highness will be interred in the Royal Vault in St George’s Chapel.”
Because of the pandemic, the number of people who will attend the funeral is around 30, and Prince Harry will be one of them.
The wide public is in anticipation to see if the relationship between Prince Philip’s grandsons William and Harry will heal after the bombshell Oprah interview. The brothers are about to see each other at their grandfather’s funeral during which they will be standing “shoulder to shoulder” according to experts.
After the number of claims and comments revealed by The Sussexes, among which the one that William and Charles are trapped inside the system, the brothers haven’t been on good terms, and according to sources, Harry even wanted to ask from his family to apologize to Meghan over the way they treated her.
“The problem with Harry is that he’s hooked on being right and regardless of saying he wants to move on from this, he won’t back down until he gets some form of apology from his family,” a source told US Weekly.
US Weekly correspondent Christina Garibaldi revealed: “William thinks Harry chose fame over family,” as quoted by Express.
“A source tells us that ‘William feels that Harry has got too big for his boots since moving to California and that success and Hollywood has gone to his head. He’s already accused him of putting fame over family after the big interview but is willing to give Harry one last chance to prove his loyalty to his family.”
Many want to believe that attending Prince Philip’s funeral together is the start of the reconciliation between the brothers.
According to Daily Mail, royal expert and author Penny Junior said: “My hope is that if something good can come out of the Duke’s death it will be that it brings the family together. But clearly there is a lot of hurt there on all sides, and I imagine they will all be feeling apprehensive about seeing one another again.
“With luck, their desire to support the Queen and pull together for her sake, which I am sure is what the Duke would have wanted, will win the day.”
We truly hope the two princes will be able to rebuild their relationship.