By Lucky Uwakina (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The estranged brothers are both in the small party of close family members who will follow the Duke of Edinburgh’s body. But they will be separated by their cousin, Peter Phillips. And when the coffin is carried into St George’s Chapel in Windsor, William will move ahead of his younger brother as they take their seats separately.
The extraordinary turn of events will be seen by some as a missed opportunity to show family unity in the wake of Prince Philip’s death.
Others questioned whether the princes were being kept apart deliberately at their own request. But a Buckingham Palace spokesman said:’This is a funeral [and] we will not be drawn into those perceptions of drama.
The arrangements have been agreed and reflect Her Majesty’s wishes.’ It came as details of Philip’s royal ceremonial funeral, which will take place at 3pm today, were publicly released