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Prince William, Prince Harry to face vigil at queen’s coffin

Prince William and Prince Harry will stand vigil beside Queen Elizabeth’s coffin at Westminster Corridor in London on Saturday night, a Kensington Palace spokesman stated Friday.

All eight of Elizabeth’s grandchildren are anticipated to face vigil on the monarch’s lying-in-state for quarter-hour. William, the Prince of Wales will stand on the head of the coffin, whereas Harry, the Duke of Sussex will stand at its foot.

“On the King’s request, they will both be in uniform,” the spokesperson stated, based on Reuters.

The announcement got here two days after William, 40, and Harry, 38, walked with their father, King Charles III, and different members of the royal household, behind the queen’s coffin because it left Buckingham Palace on its option to Westminster Corridor.

Tensions between the 2 sons of Charles, 73, and the late Princess Diana grew after Harry started relationship former “Fits” star Meghan Markle, and later marrying her. William, who’s now the inheritor to the British throne, reportedly informed Harry that their romance was shifting too quick.

On Thursday, a spokesperson for the royal household stated that the beloved queen shall be buried subsequent to her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, on Monday in a non-public ceremony at Westminster Abbey at 7:30 p.m. native time.

Queen Elizabeth II died earlier this month on the age of 96, surrounded by her household at her residence in Scotland.

Hundreds of mourners have been lining as much as pay their remaining respects to the nation’s longest-reigning monarch. On Friday, the British authorities was pressured to temporarily stop people from joining the five-mile-long line.

“The queue is at present at capability and entry is at present paused,” a authorities discover learn. “Please don’t try to hitch till it resumes.”

A request for remark from Buckingham Palace wasn’t instantly answered on Friday.

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