- Prince Harry turned up to ask Prince William a question at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
- According to a lip reader, Prince Harry asked for seating for Queen Elizabeth’s sentencing service.
- Prince William reportedly responded with five words, saying Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could take their seats first.
Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral has come and gone. Since then, moments from the state funeral and subsequent funeral service have been dissected. Among them, a very brief exchange between Prince William and Prince Harry. Find out ahead of time what a lipreader thinks the Duke of Sussex asked and how the Prince of Wales replied.
Prince Harry reportedly asked Prince William about a seat at St George’s Chapel for Queen Elizabeth’s farewell ceremony
Cameras captured a brief exchange between Harry and William as guests packed St George’s Chapel for the Queen’s farewell service. Standing near the pews where friends and family sat as he married Meghan Markle in 2018, Harry asked William a question.
The 38-year-old appeared to say a few words to William as he gestured toward the pews. So what did Harry say to his brother at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral?
Lip-reading expert Jacqui Press examined the brief exchange. She told the Daily Mail Harry appeared to be asking: “Shall we go through it first?” referring to himself and the Duchess of Sussex.
According to a lip reader, Prince William had a 5-word answer to Prince Harry’s question
The newly-styled Prince of Wales answered Harry’s question as he stood in front of the pews. He nodded to his younger brother.
Then William turned to his wife, Kate Middleton. According to the Press, he said, “Let them go through first.” To which the Princess of Wales simply replied, “OK.”
From there, William and Kate, with their two eldest children, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, stepped aside to let Harry and Meghan pass.
As a result, Harry and William sat far apart. They were separated from Charlotte, Kate and George.
The seating arrangement earlier in the day was similar. Harry and Meghan sat in the second row behind King Charles III at Westminster Abbey for the Queen’s state funeral. Meanwhile, William and his immediate family sat in the front row across the aisle.
Harry and Meghan’s seats at the Queen’s funeral were also not dissimilar to those over the Platinum Jubilee weekend. In June 2022, the couple sat in the second row at a service for the Queen, noticeably distant from William and Kate.
Prince William and Prince Harry reportedly didn’t talk much at all during Queen Elizabeth’s funeral
The 10-word exchange may have been the only dialogue William and Harry had. Per Page Six, the brothers didn’t interact during their grandmother’s funeral.
William and Harry did not appear to speak to each other before, during or after the processions to Westminster Abbey or Wellington Arch. They were later seen leaving the Queen’s funeral in separate cars.
They previously greeted well-wishers outside Windsor Castle just days after Queen Elizabeth’s death on September 8. Once again, however, there seemed to be no interactions between the two.
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https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/prince-william-5-word-reply-prince-harrys-question-st-georges-chapel-lip-reader-says.html/ Prince William had a 5-word answer to Prince Harry’s question at St George’s Chapel, Lip Reader says