William and Harry to walk alongside King Charles behind Queen’s coffin

The King will be accompanied by his sons, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex (Picture Getty Images)

The monarch will be accompanied by his sons, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex (Picture Getty Images)

Prince William and Prince Harry will follow their father to walk behind the Queen’s coffin on Wednesday.

The new King will lead a royal procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

It will mark another chapter in the history of the Queen’s latest trip, which started at Balmoral on Sunday and arrived at Buckingham Palace this evening.

Thousands around the world watched the late monarch’s coffin pass through the country to allow people to say their final goodbyes.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Queen’s coffin will be flown to London with King Charles leading her family.

It has been confirmed tonight that William and Harry will follow close behind.

The trio – along with the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and the Earl of Wessex – will follow the coffin on foot as it makes its journey to Westminster Hall.

Anne’s son Peter Phillips and her husband, Rear-Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence, will also walk in the procession, as will the Duke of Gloucester and the Earl of Snowdon.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.  Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Peter Phillips walk behind the coffin of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, carried by Land Rover hearse, in procession during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, United Kingdom.  Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born on June 10, 1921 in Greece.  He served in the British Royal Navy and fought in World War II.  He married the then Princess Elizabeth on 20 November 1947 and was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich by King VI.  He served as Prince Consort of Queen Elizabeth II until his death on 9 April 2021, months before his 100th birthday.  His funeral will take place today at Windsor Castle with only 30 guests invited due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.  (Photo by Mark Large-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The brothers will show another united front on Wednesday (Image: Getty Images)

The Queen Consort, Princess of Wales, Countess of Wessex and Duchess of Sussex will travel by car.

The procession will leave the palace at 2.22pm and is expected to arrive at Westminster Hall at 3pm.

A service lasting approximately 20 minutes will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury accompanied by the Dean of Westminster.

William and Harry came to a united front with their wives during a mammoth walk on Saturday.

Captains from the Queen's Color Squadron (63 Squadron RAF Regiment) carry the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, at Royal Air Force Northolt, London, Tuesday, September 13, 2022. The Queen's coffin is carried back to RAF Northolt, an air force base in London and drove to Buckingham Palace.  (Ben Stansall, Pool Photo via AP)

The Queen’s coffin arrived in London on Tuesday night (Image: AP)

The siblings met unexpectedly when they saw floral tributes left for the late Queen at Windsor Castle.

William, Kate, Harry and Meghan arrived in the same vehicle and greeted well-wishers for around 40 minutes.

In his televised address to the nation on Friday night, the new King spoke of his love for Harry and Meghan, saying: “I also want to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives abroad”.

Then, in Harry’s tribute to his grandmother, released on Monday, the 37-year-old said he wanted to honor his father at the start of his reign as King.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the Long Walk at Windsor Castle arrive to see flowers and tributes to Queen Elizabeth.  on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England.  Tributes have gathered at the gates of Windsor Castle for Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on September 8, 2022. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

William and Harry took an impromptu walk on Saturday afternoon (Image: Getty Images)

The last time Charles and his two sons were seen together in public was at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen at St Paul’s Cathedral during June’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

But in that case, Harry and Meghan were sitting some distance away from Charles and William.

The outing marked Harry and Meghan’s first public appearance alongside the Windsors since stepping down as senior royals in 2020.

In April 2021, Harry and William joined their father when they walked behind the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin at his funeral.

The brothers were separated by their cousin Peter Phillips, but he fell back half a step at one point and the brothers appeared closer.

After the funeral, William and Harry were seen chatting as they walked back up the hill from the chapel to the castle.

Funeral of Diana Princess of Wales

The siblings will join their father, as they did here for Diana’s funeral, to say their final goodbyes to the Queen (Image: Getty Images)

Mourners have already joined the queue to attend the Queen’s lie-in-state at Westminster Hall, which begins at 5pm on Wednesday.

It will continue till 6.30 am. on September 19 – the day of the Queen’s funeral.

Government guidance says queuing is expected to be very long, with people standing for “many hours, possibly overnight” and with very little opportunity to sit down.

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