Prince Harry and Prince William won’t walk next to each other during Prince Philip’s procession

Prince Harry and Prince William won’t walk next to each other while joining the royal family for the procession at Prince Philip’s funeral

Prince Harry and Prince William won’t walk next to each other while joining the royal family for the procession at Prince Philip’s funeral according to Associated Press.

The funeral will take place on April 17, Saturday. This decision has been made in order to minimize “any awkward moments” between the brothers. Their relations have been strained for quite some time now, after the couple had quitted the royal duties and left. It worsened even more after Harry’s tell-all interview with Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey in early March.

Instead of Prince Harry, the brothers’ cousin, Peter Phillips, will walk between the two royals as they follow their grandfather’s coffin to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

“We’re not going to be drawn into those perceptions of drama or anything like that,” a palace spokesman said, per AP. “This is a funeral and the arrangements have been agreed and they represent Her Majesty’s wishes.”

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Prince William and Prince Harry will be among the 15-member procession, led by their father, Prince Charles. Queen Elizabeth II, will sit alone in St. George’s Chapel and will be accompanied by a lady-in-waiting, as per Daily Mail.

The strain amongst the two brothers seems to grow, as the Duke of Sussex mentioned during the March 7 CBS interview.

“I love William to bits,” Harry said of his older brother. “We’ve been through hell together…a shared experience, but we’re on different paths. The relationship is space at the moment and time heals all things, hopefully,” he continued.