The 15-minute lengthy ceremony concerned Queen Elizabeth II’s 4 youngsters standing guard round her coffin at Westminster Corridor the place the queen has been mendacity in state since Wednesday night.
Notably, all 4 have been in navy uniform, together with Prince Andrew who reportedly acquired a particular exception to permit him to put on his for the vigil. Earlier within the week, he wore a morning go well with whereas marching behind his mom’s coffin, reflecting the truth that he was stripped of all his navy titles and royal patronages again in 2019.
Prince Harry, who will take part in a vigil with the queen’s different grandchildren on Saturday night, can even seem in military uniform after receiving an exception from Buckingham Palace. He too wore a go well with earlier within the week whereas his brother, Prince William, was in navy uniform as they accompanied the queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Corridor. Prince Harry misplaced his navy titles in 2020 after giving up his senior royal standing and transferring to California along with his spouse, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.
The Queen will stay mendacity in state till her funeral on Sept. 19, which has been declared a financial institution vacation. Tons of of 1000’s of mourners have been queueing to go to Westminster Corridor and see the monarch lying-in-state since Wednesday. The queue itself has spawned rolling protection and memes, changing into an historic occasion in its personal proper.