A Household Calvary Life Guards soldier prepares his uniform before rehearsing Britain’s Prince Philip’s funeral in Drill Square at the Pirbright Army Training Center in Woking, Surrey, England on Wednesday April 14, 2021. Prince Philip’s funeral will take place at Windsor Castle on the Saturday after his death at the age of 99 on April 10th.



A worker sets up a clipping of a guardsman with a message reminding people not to let their guard down on the coronavirus so non essential business this week outside Windsor Castle in Windsor, England on Wednesday the April 14th to be reopened Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died on Friday April 9th ​​at the age of 99. His funeral will take place on Saturday at Windsor Castle.



Prince William, Harry will not walk side by side at the funeral

FILE – In this file photo taken on Sunday November 8th, 2015, Britain’s Prince William (right) and Prince Harry are attending the Memorial Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in London. Older royals are required to wear civilian clothes at Prince Philip’s funeral to ease potential tensions over who can wear military uniforms. The decision of Queen Elizabeth II means that Prince Harry will not risk being the only member of the royal family during the funeral on Saturday April 17, 2021 for his grandfather, who last week at the age of 99 died, not wearing a uniform.



Prince William, Harry will not walk side by side at the funeral

Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will visit the gardens of Marlborough House in London on Thursday April 15, 2021 to view the flowers and messages that were presented to the public outside Buckingham Palace following the death of Prince Philip left behind.



Prince William, Harry will not walk side by side at the funeral

Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will visit the gardens of Marlborough House in London on Thursday April 15, 2021 to see the flowers and messages that were presented to the public outside Buckingham Palace following the death of Prince Philip left behind.



Prince William, Harry will not walk side by side at the funeral

Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will visit the gardens of Marlborough House in London on Thursday April 15, 2021 to view the flowers and messages that were presented to the public outside Buckingham Palace following the death of Prince Philip left behind.



Prince William, Harry will not walk side by side at the funeral

A picture of Britain’s Prince Philip will be placed in a pub window in Windsor, England on Thursday April 15, 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died Friday April 9th ​​at the age of 99. His memorial service will be held on Saturday at Windsor Castle.



Prince William, Harry will not walk side by side at the funeral

Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will visit the gardens of Marlborough House in London on Thursday April 15, 2021 to see the flowers and messages that were presented to the public outside Buckingham Palace following the death of Prince Philip left behind.



Prince William, Harry will not walk side by side at the funeral

Honors and messages from members of the public left outside Buckingham Palace after Prince Philip’s death will be kept in the gardens of Marlborough House in London on Thursday April 15, 2021.



Prince William, Harry will not walk side by side at the funeral

Seven year old Max Taylor poses on the Long Walk at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England on Thursday April 15, 2021. Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died on Friday 9 April at the age of 99. His funeral will take place on Saturday at Windsor Castle.

From DANICA KIRKA Associated Press

LONDON (AP) – Prince William and Prince Harry will not walk side by side on Saturday as they follow their grandfather’s coffin to church ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral to minimize the chances of awkward moments between the brothers who are tense grappling relationships since Harry’s decision to step down from royal duties last year.

Buckingham Palace on Thursday released the broad funeral program for the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on April 9 at the age of 99. The palace revealed that William and Harry’s cousin Peter Phillips will be walking among the princes while they escort the coffin to St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, west of London.

Prince Charles, the heir to the throne and father of the princes, will lead the procession of 15 people together with his sister, Princess Anne.

The brothers had been closely watched as Saturday’s funeral will almost certainly remind the couple of their shared grief at another royal funeral more than two decades ago. As little boys, both of them walked behind the coffin of their mother Princess Diana in 1997 in London in a ceremony that was observed around the world.

Palace officials refused to comment when asked if William and Harry’s positioning was an attempt to minimize the family tensions that grew after Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, gave Oprah Winfrey an explosive interview suggested by an unnamed member of The Royal Family had given Harry a racist comment on Harry before their child Archie was born.