Prince Philip Funeral Holds April 17

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Princes William and Harry will walk behind their grandfather’s coffin at a funeral that holds Saturday, April 17 to be attended by 30 members of the Royal Family.

The brothers are expected to stand shoulder to shoulder to form part of the royal procession at the service for the Duke of Edinburgh in Windsor.

It will be the first time the pair will be seen together since Meghan and Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey – in which he claimed his older brother was ‘trapped’ inside the Monarchy.

However, the Duchess of Sussex, who is pregnant with the couple’s second child at home in California, will not attend the event based on medical advice.

Prince Harry, 36, is expected to return to the UK this morning to be reunited with his family for the first time since he moved to US last year.

It is thought Harry and William haven’t seen each other in person since autumn 2019.

Royal sources said the Duke of Edinburgh was saddened by their rift and urged them to put their differences aside for the sake of the Queen.

Prince Charles will walk alongside his sons as they follow the Land Rover on its journey to St George’s Chapel.

The source added: ‘They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Everyone will be watching the funeral closely to see the body language between the brothers.’

The Duke will be taken to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on a Land Rover he helped to design, and will be flanked by pallbearers from the Royal Marines, Regiments, Corps, and Air Stations.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex posted a tribute to Philip on the website of their foundation Archewell on Friday.

It reads simply: “In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021.

“Thank you for your service… You will be greatly missed.”

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The Duke of Edinburgh died on Friday morning, April 9, at Windsor Castle just weeks after being discharged from hospital following a month-long stay.