Elizabeth II 1926-2022 | Princes William and Harry and their wives met for a walking tour in Windsor

(London) Prince William, the heir to the crown, and his brother Harry, as well as their respective wives Kate and Meghan, caused a surprise on Saturday by meditating together in memory of the Queen before embarking on a long walkabout near Windsor Castle agreed .

Posted at 4:14pm

VALENTINE GRAVELEAU
Media Agency France

Reportedly cold, the two couples dressed in black walked together amid applause from the crowd who had gathered to honor the memory of Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday.

With this public appearance by the two brothers and their wives, the first since March 9, 2020, those who were temporarily nicknamed “the fantastic four” stole the throne from the new monarch Charles III, who had been proclaimed king a few hours earlier. almost the show .

On Saturday night, the picture of the quartet was on the front pages of major British media outlets, from the BBC to Times passage through Guardian.


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Left to right: Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex before their tour near Windsor Castle

The two couples first gathered in front of the bed with bouquets laid by the hundreds outside the gates of Windsor Castle, where the Sovereign has lived most of the time for the last two years.

They then took a tour and walked down the famous Long Walk, a long avenue that crosses the park and leads to the castle.

William and Kate on one side, Harry and Meghan on the other, shook hands for more than 40 minutes, chatting at length with the crowd and accepting the flowers that were presented to them.

“Can I have a hug?” a little girl asked Meghan, who nodded and leaned in to kiss her.

The two couples then drove off in the same car.

sign of reconciliation?

The presence of William and Harry side-by-side could be the sign of reconciliation for the two brothers, known to be cold-blooded, since Harry and Meghan announced their departure from the monarchy and settled in California in 2020.

A year later, the couple revealed in a shock interview on American television that Kate had made Meghan cry and accused the royal family of racism.

“We’re really not a racist family,” William will then firmly deny.

According to a royal source quoted by British media, William decided to put the dispute aside by inviting Harry and Meghan to join him and his wife on the Windsor walking tour.

Also King Charles III. appeared to give his youngest son a helping hand the day before, quoting him in his first speech as monarch and sending the couple all his “love for continuing to build their lives abroad”.

When performing together, however, the two brothers kept their distance.

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