The Queen’s final remarks to Prince Harry on his 38th birthday were brief and emotional, wishing him a happy birthday.
Prince Harry turned 38 a few days ago and will continue to stay in the UK while he and his wife Meghan Markle get ready to attend the Queen’s funeral on Monday along with the rest of the Royal Family.
The prince, their father King Charles III, their brother William, and the recently crowned Prince of Wales led the Queen’s funeral procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster on Wednesday.
Throughout the whole service, members of the Royal Family stood in a line in front of the casket on its purple-covered catafalque.
As it continued, an emotional Prince Harry appeared to lose control and was seen wiping his eyes. Princess Eugenie of York, Lady Louise Windsor, Prince Edward, and Sophie were all seen wiping away tears during the event. The Countess of Wessex’s daughter is Lady Louise Windsor.
One of the few royal families to hold hands after bowing and curtsying to the coffin as members of the Queen’s family exited the room after the mournful ceremony was completed was the Sussexes. Harry and Meghan were required to hold hands, according to body language expert Judi James.
The women joined their husbands throughout the ceremony, but once more, the wide spaces were designed to create a formal atmosphere.
The couples appeared to retain this configuration as they filed out, with the exception of Harry and Meghan, who moved closer and stretched their arms across the space to grab hands in a reciprocal re-linking gesture.
They held hands as they walked behind William and Kate, seemingly on the edge of a dialogue, lending each other strength, consolation, and confidence. They seemed to care terribly about the re-coupling.
Following the Queen’s departure, Prince Harry stated, “We are all reminded of the guiding compass she was to so many in her devotion to service and duty. As we celebrate the life of my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, and as we grieve her loss.”
I will always be thankful for all of our first meetings, whether it was when I first met you as my Commander-in-Chief, when you held your treasured great-grandchildren, or anytime you met my amazing wife.