When Prince Harry stood as a guard, an exception was made that allowed him to wear his military uniform. It’s the first time since 2020.
Over the past few days, thousands of people have waited patiently outside Westminster Hall in London, to say their last farewell to Queen Elizabeth.
Mourners got a surprise on Friday when King Charles and his brothers Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward appeared as honor guards in front of their mother’s coffin.
For about fifteen minutes, the Queen’s children stood around her coffin in silence – all in uniform.
On Saturday, it was the grandchildren’s turn – including the King’s sons Prince William and Prince Harry.
At the request of King Charles, both Prince William and Prince Harry wore military uniforms for the occasion, he writes BBC.
So the same exception was made for Prince Harry, as happened for Prince Andrew on Friday – he was allowed to wear his military uniform after being stripped of his titles earlier this year.
This was the first time Prince Harry was seen in military uniform since then It downgraded its proprietary activities in 2020.
In the Queen’s coffin, he was joined by brothers Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor, and James, Viscount Severn.
Watch the video: When Princess Anne stood guard of honor at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh earlier this week, she made history:
We should expect 24 hours in line
It was expected that several hundred thousand Britons would pay their last respects to Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Hall in London.
Mourners wishing to see the Queen were warned of long waits and cold temperatures overnight. The queue is eight kilometers long, and the waiting time for the Queen’s visit is currently 24 hours, the BBC writes.
Queen Elizabeth is the longest-serving monarch in British history, having sat on the throne for more than 70 years.
Westminster Hall is open 24 hours a day until Monday morning, the day of the funeral.
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