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There was “no snub” directed at Prince Harry at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral and he was sitting in the second row due to his age, a source at Buckingham Palace told The Daily Beast on Monday night.
The source tried to quell speculation that Harry and his wife Meghan Markle had sat in the second row as a slight after their estrangement from the family, telling The Daily Beast: “The order was roughly by age but trying not to divide families. (Harry and Meghan were sitting front row at the day’s second public funeral at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.)
The palace suggested that in addition to Prince William (40) who is now first in line to the throne, the monarch’s other grandchildren had been seated in order of age, with Peter (44) and Zara (41) in first. row. ahead of second row occupants Harry (38), Beatrice (34) and Eugenie (32).
According to the palace, this explains why Harry’s cousins, Princess Anne’s children Zara and Peter, were sitting in the front row despite never having worked in the royals, instead of speculating that Harry was relegated to a less prominent position in response to him and his wife. attacks on the monarchy.
The couple accused an anonymous individual in the family of racism and Meghan gave an interview shortly before the queen’s death in which she said they threatened the “hierarchy” of the institution “just by existing” and seemed to threaten to do more revelations. The palace is also said to be extremely anxious about Harry’s next memoir.
Apparently, Harry has suffered several slights since the queen’s death.
She did not travel to Scotland with her brother and uncles when it was first announced that her grandmother had taken ill, she was excluded from a dinner with Charles and William on the night of her death and she was forbidden to wear a military uniform for today’s funeral.
It was also reported that he was only informed of the queen’s death five minutes before it was publicly announced.