Princes William And Harry Reunite For Somber Walk Behind Queen Elizabeth's Coffin

The solemn sight was a reminder of when the brothers were made to walk behind Princess Diana’s coffin 25 years ago.
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Prince William and Prince Harry reunited once again on Wednesday, as the brothers joined their father, King Charles III, in a processional following Queen’s Elizabeth II’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster.

The solemn sight was a reminder of when the brothers walked behind the coffin of their mother, Princess Diana, 25 years ago. William was 15 at the time, and Harry was 12.

The two brothers walked side by side at the funeral. At their grandfather, Prince Philip’s funeral, the brothers were separated by their cousin, Peter Phillips, when walking behind the coffin.

The walk on Wednesday also included Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

A shot of the two brothers walking on Sep. 14. and a photo (R) of Princes William and Harry walking behind their mother's coffin in 1997.
A shot of the two brothers walking on Sep. 14. and a photo (R) of Princes William and Harry walking behind their mother's coffin in 1997.
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Queen Consort Camilla and Kate Middleton, the new Princess of Wales, did not walk, and instead traveled by car along with Prince Edward’s wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.

Senior members of the royal family wore military uniforms for Wednesday’s walk and service.

Prince Andrew and Prince Harry, who are no longer senior working members of the royal family for very different reasons, wore morning dress.

“Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex will wear a morning suit throughout events honouring his grandmother,” a spokesperson for the duke confirmed to HuffPost on Tuesday.

“His decade of military service is not determined by the uniform he wears and we respectfully ask that focus remain on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

Prince William and Prince Harry walk behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Standard and the Imperial State Crown and pulled by a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery.
Prince William and Prince Harry walk behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Standard and the Imperial State Crown and pulled by a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery.
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Following the processional, the family attended a short service at Westminster, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

After the service, the queen’s coffin will lie in state, giving people the opportunity to pay their respects for the following four days until the queen’s state funeral on Monday, Sept. 19.

On Wednesday, President Biden spoke with King Charles III to offer his condolences following the queen’s death on Thursday, according to the White House.

He also “conveyed his wish to continue a close relationship with the King,” the White House said in a statement. The president will attend the queen’s funeral on Monday.

See more photos from today’s events below:

The Princess of Wales in a car behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Princess of Wales in a car behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.
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The Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex pay their respects in The Palace of Westminster after the procession.
The Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex pay their respects in The Palace of Westminster after the procession.
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The Princess of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, watch the coffin of Queen Elizabeth arrive in Westminster Hall on Sep. 14.
The Princess of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, watch the coffin of Queen Elizabeth arrive in Westminster Hall on Sep. 14.
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James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor at the Palace of Westminster.
James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor at the Palace of Westminster.
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The Prince of Wales and Duke of Sussex.
The Prince of Wales and Duke of Sussex.
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The British royal family, walking in unison with military precision.
The British royal family, walking in unison with military precision.
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The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Prince of Wales and Catherine pay their respects in the Palace of Westminster.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Prince of Wales and Catherine pay their respects in the Palace of Westminster.
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The Duke of Sussex and Duchess of Sussex leave after a service for the reception of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin at Westminster Hall.
The Duke of Sussex and Duchess of Sussex leave after a service for the reception of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin at Westminster Hall.
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The Princess and Prince of Wales leave after the service.
The Princess and Prince of Wales leave after the service.
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Pallbearers from The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards places the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on a Catafalque inside Westminster Hall.
Pallbearers from The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards places the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on a Catafalque inside Westminster Hall.
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King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, walk behind the coffin during the procession for the lying in state of Queen Elizabeth II on Sep. 14 in London.
King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, walk behind the coffin during the procession for the lying in state of Queen Elizabeth II on Sep. 14 in London.
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King Charles III and Princess Anne during the walk behind the coffin of their mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
King Charles III and Princess Anne during the walk behind the coffin of their mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
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Camilla, Queen Consort (L) and the Princess of Wales are driven behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.
Camilla, Queen Consort (L) and the Princess of Wales are driven behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.
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A general view as the coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II rests in Westminster Hall for the Lying-in State on September 14, 2022 in London, England, with members of the royal family behind the coffin.
A general view as the coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II rests in Westminster Hall for the Lying-in State on September 14, 2022 in London, England, with members of the royal family behind the coffin.
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King Charles III, Prince William, Princess Anne, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, follow the coffin.
King Charles III, Prince William, Princess Anne, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, follow the coffin.
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Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are driven behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are driven behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Prince William, left, and Prince Harry, second left, follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince William, left, and Prince Harry, second left, follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Members of the royal family are seen inside the Palace of Westminster as the First Watch begins their duty during the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II on Sep. 14.
Members of the royal family are seen inside the Palace of Westminster as the First Watch begins their duty during the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II on Sep. 14.
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King Charles III and Prince William, Prince of Wales during the procession of the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth.
King Charles III and Prince William, Prince of Wales during the procession of the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth.
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King Charles III leaves with Britain's Camilla, Queen Consort after a service for the reception of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin at Westminster Hall.
King Charles III leaves with Britain's Camilla, Queen Consort after a service for the reception of Queen Elizabeth II's coffin at Westminster Hall.
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