Analysis: William and Harry show the Queen’s unity

It’s been two eventful years since Harry and Meghan stepped back as royal family workers, with the clan’s public rift and fierce media speculation.

On Wednesday, we’ll see the couple – along with other family members – walk behind the Queen’s coffin as it winds its way through the streets of central London to Westminster Hall in a procession like no other.

It will be a dark moment when the city falls silent, the only sounds being the chimes of Big Ben and the small guns firing in Hyde Park.

A source exclusively told Us yesterday that the brothers were expected to dine with other members of the royal family at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday after the Queen’s coffin arrived from Scotland. The plane carrying his coffin was the most guided flight ever, according to aviation website Flightradar24.

Wednesday isn’t the first time we’ve seen William and Harry together since the Queen’s death last week. The couple were joined by their wives, Catherine and Meghan, as they went to see the floral tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle on Saturday.

There were shouts from royal fans when the four appeared, many hoping that the Queen’s death would pave the way for reconciliation between the brothers.

The appearance of William, Harry, Kate and Meghan was a surprise and was not announced in advance. It was the first time they had been seen together since their Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.

Although the tension between the brothers is well-known, and we don’t know how much it has been resolved, it is clear that it has been resolved to some extent and that they are able to appear together in public once again.

We understand that the Prince of Wales extended an olive branch to the Sussexes, inviting them to join him and his wife an hour before the walk. A royal source told Us William believed it was an important show of unity at an incredibly difficult time for the family.

As the “Fab Four” — as the British press previously dubbed the quartet — greeted the crowd, Harry told citizens that “no matter which room in the castle you’re in,” the Queen’s presence could still be felt. “She was a great grandmother,” he added.

As the sun set in Edinburgh on Tuesday, Britain’s longest reigning monarch left Scotland for the last time. It’s a country she deeply adored and a place where she was often able to figuratively put aside the crown and simply be the matriarch of the family, away from public scrutiny.

King Charles III made a speech on Tuesday at Hillsborough Castle in Belfast (Northern Ireland) after receiving a message of condolence.
Earlier on Tuesday, King Charles III visited Northern Ireland, continuing his tour of nations as the new monarch. The visit traveled to Hillsborough Castle, where she met with political leaders and spoke about her mother’s contribution to the peace process. He called her a “shining example” and vowed to continue to “seek the wellbeing of all the people of Northern Ireland”.
Join us as we continue to explore the Queen’s latest journey here.


Trips of a lifetime.

During the Queen’s reign, she visited more than 120 countries and saw first-hand the revolution in global travel as the world shrank as her influence diminished.

Elizabeth II lived through the advent of the Jet Age, flew supersonic in Concorde, saw regimes change, countries rise and fall, the end of the British Empire and the rise of globalization.

Here, CNN takes a look at some of the most memorable travel moments from the 70 years of her reign.


Prince William inherits the private duchy of Cornwall.

Prince William has just inherited a 685-year-old fortune worth $1 billion.

Royal wills are never made public. This means that what happens to much of the Queen’s personal wealth after her death will remain a family secret.

Forbes estimated last year that the late royal’s personal fortune was worth $500 million, including his jewelry, art collection, investments and two residences, Balmoral Castle in Scotland and Sandringham House in Norfolk. The Queen inherited both estates from her father, King George VI.

But the bulk of the royal family’s wealth — at least £18 trillion ($21 billion) in land, property and investments — now passes down the centuries-old path to the new King Charles and his successor. .

Thanks to the line of succession, Prince William, now first in line to the throne, is a richer man. The future king inherits the private duchy of Cornwall from his father. The Duchy has an extensive portfolio of land and property comprising almost 140,000 hectares, most of which are in the South West of England. Read CNN Business’ full story here.


How Anne learned to be a queen from her mother.

Queen Elizabeth II’s only daughter, Princess Anne, is being praised on social media for the way she stood by her mother as she made her way back to London from Balmoral. Many are admiring Anne for her devotion to the grieving family, but the Princess Royal has always played a prominent role in the monarchy. CNN’s Isa Soares reports on one of the working royals.

“I was blessed to share the last 24 hours of my dearest Mother’s life. It has been an honor and a privilege to accompany her on her final journeys.”

Anne, Princess Royal

Read his full statement here.