London All eight grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II lay awake for 15 minutes in their grandmother’s coffin. At the request of his father, King Charles III. Heirs to the throne, Prince William and Prince Harry, both wore military uniforms.
In previous ceremonies, unlike his brother Harry who served in Afghanistan, he wore civilian clothes – he had to give up his military titles when he left the royal family.
After Prince Andrew, who had to step down from his official duties in the royal family after being involved in an abuse scandal, was allowed a uniform to be worn by the Queen’s children, there was criticism – and Harry was eventually allowed to wear one. The exception was the uniform.
The rest of the granddaughters wore formal black dresses. William and Harry stood at the head and feet of the coffin. The children of the Queen’s daughters Princess Anne, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips and Prince Andrew’s daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, had long sides and rowed. The Queen’s youngest grandchildren, Lady Louise and Viscount Severn, children of Prince Edward, also attended their “grandmother”‘s special farewell.
There was an almost dead silence around the coffin as he woke up, although many Britons attended the grandson’s performance after waiting for hours at Westminster Hall.
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