Prince Harry and Prince William reunited for a stunning night in Queen Elizabeth’s coffin with their cousins

Prince Harry And the Prince William join Queen ElizabethSix other grandchildren at a family vigil.

Harry, 38, William, 40, and their cousins ​​- Peter PhillipsAnd the Zara TindallAnd the Princess BeatriceAnd the Princess EugenieAnd the Mrs. Louise Windsor And the James, Viscount Severn They gathered on Saturday to host a vigil in honor of the late Queen at Westminster Hall before her next state funeral on Monday.

Prince William led the procession, followed by Prince Harry, both dressed in blues and royals.

Britain's Prince William (CR), Prince of Wales, and Britain's Prince Harry (CL), Duke of Sussex, arrive to hold a vigil around Queen Elizabeth II's coffin, encased in a royal standard with the Imperial State Crown and Royal Ball.  The wand, lying in a state on a catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster in London on September 16, 2022, before her funeral on Monday.  Queen Elizabeth II of Westminster will lie inside the Palace of Westminster, until 0530 GMT on September 19, a few hours before her funeral, with huge queues waiting next to her coffin to mourn.  (Photo by Ian Fogler/Poole/AFP) (Photo by Ian Vogler/Paul/AFP via Getty Images)

Britain’s Prince William (CR), Prince of Wales, and Britain’s Prince Harry (CL), Duke of Sussex, arrive to hold a vigil around Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin, encased in a royal standard with the Imperial State Crown and Royal Ball. The wand, lying in a state on a catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster in London on September 16, 2022, before her funeral on Monday. Queen Elizabeth II of Westminster will lie inside the Palace of Westminster, until 0530 GMT on September 19, a few hours before her funeral, with huge queues waiting next to her coffin to mourn. (Photo by Ian Fogler/Poole/AFP) (Photo by Ian Vogler/Paul/AFP via Getty Images)

Ian Vogler/Paul/AFP via Getty Prince William and Prince Harry

Prince William stood at the head of Her Majesty’s coffin during the 15-minute vigil, alongside two children Princess Anne, Peter, 44, and Zara, 41. Prince Harry took his position at the foot of the coffin alongside Prince Andrew’s two daughters, Princess Beatrice, 34, and Princess Eugenie. 32.

Their other cousins, Lady Louise, 18, and James, 14, were standing in the middle of the coffin. Their parents, Prince Edward and Sophie, were Countess of Wessex at Westminster Hall during the ceremony.

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They all stood with their heads bowed and their hands folded in front of them as the mourners continued to pass for about 15 minutes, and then emerged from Westminster Hall led by the Prince of Wales again.

“The grandchildren, at the invitation of the king, are very eager to pay their respects – just as their parents do the night before,” says a royal source.

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Queen Elizabeth Descendants Vigil

Queen Elizabeth Descendants Vigil

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Prince Harry’s vigil was a departure from honoring previous mourning events The Queen after her death On September 8 at the age of 96, including Wednesday Her coffin parade through Londonduring which he and Prince Andrew They both wore morning suits. Buckingham Palace said on Monday that during the festivities leading up to and including The Queen’s State Funeral On September 19, only serving members of the royal family who hold the rank of military will wear the military uniform.

People learned that Prince Harry’s decision to wear his military uniform during the vigil was made without asking to change it. The Duke of Sussex was willing to wear what was asked of him. His focus is on honoring his grandmother.

A palace source added that wearing the military uniform during the vigil came “at the request of the king.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, arrives to perform a vigil in honor of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall on September 17, 2022 in London, England.  Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren have staged a family vigil over her coffin lying in state in Westminster Hall.  Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and was succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 17: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, arrives to perform a vigil in honor of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall on September 17, 2022 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren have staged a family vigil over her coffin lying in state in Westminster Hall. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and was succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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On Tuesday, Harry’s spokesman Tell people in a statement“His contract of military service is Not determined by the uniform He is wearing, and we respectfully request that the focus remain on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

Prince Harry, who served in the British Army for 10 years and moved to Afghanistan twice, He lost his three honorary military titles (Captain General of the Royal Marines, Honorary Air Commander of the RAF Hunnington, and Commander in Chief of Small Ships and Diving, Royal Naval Command) after him and his wife Meghan Markle They stepped back from their senior royal roles in March 2020.

Britain's Prince Harry (left), the Duke of Sussex, James (centre), Viscount Severn and Britain's Princess Eugenie (right) hold a vigil around Queen Elizabeth II's coffin covered in royal standard with the Imperial State Crown.  The orb and sceptre, lie in state on a catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster in London on September 16, 2022, prior to her funeral on Monday.  Queen Elizabeth II of Westminster will lie inside the Palace of Westminster, until 0530 GMT on September 19, a few hours before her funeral, with huge queues waiting next to her coffin to mourn.  (Photo by Ian Fogler/Poole/AFP) (Photo by Ian Vogler/Paul/AFP via Getty Images)

Britain’s Prince Harry (left), the Duke of Sussex, James (centre), Viscount Severn and Britain’s Princess Eugenie (right) hold a vigil around Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin covered in royal standard with the Imperial State Crown. The orb and sceptre, lie in state on a catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster in London on September 16, 2022, prior to her funeral on Monday. Queen Elizabeth II of Westminster will lie inside the Palace of Westminster, until 0530 GMT on September 19, a few hours before her funeral, with huge queues waiting next to her coffin to mourn. (Photo by Ian Fogler/Poole/AFP) (Photo by Ian Vogler/Paul/AFP via Getty Images)

Ian Vogler/Paul/AFP via Getty James Severn stands awake for Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth’s four children – King Charles IIIAnd the Princess AnneAnd Prince Andrew and Prince Edward – united twice in the last week for Hold a vigil About their mother’s coffin as a symbolic guard post.

known as princes nightsPrincess Anne History made By being the first female member of the royal family to take part in this event.

King Charles

King Charles

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Saturday’s vigil comes three days after Peter, Zara, William, Harry, Beatrice, Eugenie, Louise and James. They attended a service honoring their grandmother In Westminster Hall.

In one photo, Eugenie is seen wiping her tears as she poses with her family members. her husband joined her, Jack Brooksbank. Beatrice’s husband, Eduardo Mapelli MozziAnd Zara’s husband, Mike TindallShe was present, too.

Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren at Mount Vegele in Westminster Hall

Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren at Mount Vegele in Westminster Hall

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The service came after the coffin of the late Queen, who died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland last Thursday, was traveled from… Buckingham Palace To Westminster Hall on Wednesday In a solemn procession.

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The procession included her four children and several grandchildren, including Peter, William and Harry with the last two walking side by side.

Princess Anne’s husband also shared Sir Timothy LawrenceThe Queen’s cousin, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester and nephew of the Queen David Armstrong-Jones, Earl Snowdon. Members of the Queen’s crew also took part in the procession.

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