Royal Family News: How the Royals Allayed Tensions and Came Together to Honor the Queen
Royal Family news reveals that, in true fashion, royals came together to lay Her Majesty to rest, however, according to PEOPLE Magazine, the wounds are still there and they’re still raw. Continue reading and we’ll give you the low down.
Royal Family News: Despite the Pomp, a Painful Family Funeral
Royal Family news reveals that King Charles III had tears in his eyes as he faced his sons across the stone aisle of St. George’s Chapel on Monday, September 19. The three men watched on somberly as Her Majesty’s coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault beneath the church. Together, but still so divided.
Royal biographer Penny Junor said that when families are at odds, “you long for them to hug one another,” adding that the situation with the family, specifically at the funeral, broke her heart.
For all the pomp and circumstance and the thousands of mourners including members of the British Armed Forces as well as hundreds of world leaders, the internment of Britain’s longest reigning, and likely most beloved monarch was, in the most real sense, a painful family funeral.
United in Mourning
According to Us Weekly, Harry and William united amid tensions and led the Saturday, September 17 ceremony together. The newly appointed Prince of Wales, 40, led the group’s procession into the chapel, followed by his younger brother Harry, 38, Eugenie, 32, and Beatrice, 34. The rest of the cousins followed deftly taking their positions around the queen’s casket.
Newsweek reports that the royal family momentarily put to rest potential conflict over the wearing of military uniforms at the funeral out of respect for Queen Elizabeth II.
Royal watchers were reportedly aware that the Duke of Sussex had donned his military uniform and regalia for the occasion, an allowance that was reportedly made by Buckingham Palace in the preceding days.
Prince Harry, Just Grateful to be Present
Prince Harry had lost his military titles, upon stepping down as a working royal in 2020, and was thus prohibited from wearing his uniform during the Queen’s procession days earlier. However, the palace reversed that decision on Thursday, September 15, royal expert Omid Scobie tweeted.
A source reportedly told Us Weekly that the Duke of Sussex “had come to terms with not wearing uniform up to now. Whilst that’s disappointing in some senses, he’s just grateful to be present and honoring the queen.”
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