Queen’s funeral: Royal Family fans furious at Prince Harry being placed in second row – My London

Royal fans took to social media to highlight what they saw as a big snub to Prince Harry. Many complained that the Duke of Sussex had been seated in the second row at the Queen’s state funeral – while others including Mike Tindall were in the front.

Others also were angry that Harry had not been allowed to wear his military uniform while other royals, including William were. Michelle said: ” #queensfuneral why put Harry on the second row when he could have sat next to his brother. Honestly he deserves a break from all the sly digs”

Soph added: “How is prince Harry in the second row but Zara and her fella in the first? Lmao what.” Teldar Paper: “Pathetic, they put Harry and Meghan in the second row and put Mike Tindall in front row because Kate couldn’t possibly stand near Harry and Meghan for an hour.” Holly Collins said: “Make no mistake, this is a public punishment. Harry can’t wear his service uniform and is sat in the second row, not in the front row with his brother?”

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Lauren added: “Prince Harry has been violated. No uniform and has to sit second row.” But Corinna Oliveri explained: “Charles is with his siblings, children of the Queen, who I think deserve to come first. As they did in the procession. Then comes the heir, first row as it should be. Harry is in the second row, with his cousins.”

When he arrived, The Duke of Sussex travelled down The Mall with a police escort. Harry was seen looking sombre as he was driven in a Range Rover from Wellington Arch, down Constitution Hill and on The Mall towards St James’ Palace. Four vehicles with flags were seen driving ahead of Harry’s car.

Tens of thousands of mourners thronged to the capital to say goodbye to their Queen on the day she is laid to rest following 70 years as monarch. After four days of lying in state beneath the symbols of the monarchy – the Imperial State Crown, the Orb and the Sceptre – the Queen will be carried from Westminster Hall where a continuous stream of members of the public have flowed past her coffin after waiting many hours.

Soldiers of the Queen’s Company from the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards have been given the honour of acting as the coffin’s bearer party because of their unique association with the monarch. The late Queen’s connection with the Guardsmen was not ceremonial, she was their Company Commander, and although a senior officer took day-to-day control, the former sovereign’s connection with her men was strong.

Charles has led the royal family in their public grief and arrived at Westminster Hall with his sons the Prince of Wales and Duke of Sussex to take part in the procession that will accompany the coffin when it is taken to Westminster Abbey for the state funeral. The late monarch’s coffin will be placed onto a 123-year-old gun carriage towed by 98 Royal Navy sailors in a tradition dating back to the funeral of Queen Victoria, while 40 sailors will march behind to act as a brake.


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Charles will be joined as he walks behind the coffin by his siblings – the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex. Behind the King will be the Queen’s grandsons in a line – Peter Phillips, Harry and William – and they in turn will be followed by the late monarch’s son-in-law Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke of Gloucester, the Queen’s cousin, and her nephew the Earl of Snowdown.

More than 2,700 military personnel will be taking part in the procession or lining its short route from New Palace Yard at the Palace of Westminster to the Abbey.

The Queen’s coffin will be flanked by a bearer party, escort party and pall bearers, with the procession featuring two marching detachments of the Household Cavalry in their breast plates and plumed helmets and a Household Division party.

Royal Marines and Royal Navy sailors will line the route and the muffled boom of minute guns will be fired by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park.

A tri-service guard of honour founded by the Royal Navy, Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards and the King’s RAF’s Colour Squadron are formed up along the route and joined by the Band of the Royal Marines.

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