The brothers did not stand shoulder-to-shoulder as they walked. In between them was Peter Phillips, the 43-year-old son of Princess Anne. Peter has a long-standing history with his cousins. Queen Elizabeth II brought him to Balmoral Castle in Scotland back in 1997 in the wake of Princess Diana's death due to his close nature with William and Harry, who were staying there at the time.
On Saturday, comparisons were immediately drawn between the brothers walking behind Philip's coffin and when they did the same in 1997 behind their mother, Diana's, coffin.
"There is every hope that this will be the beginning of the thawing of the rift between William and Harry," Nicholl shared. "We all know that it has not been an easy year, we know about the royal rift at the heart of the monarchy."