Despite his best efforts to keep his sentiments in check throughout Queen Elizabeth’s funeral on Wednesday, Prince Harry appeared to be overcome with emotion during the service.
During the memorial service held in honour of his late “granny,” Prince Harry was flanked by members of his family as the casket carrying his late “granny” was carried from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.
During the brief ceremony given by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Prince Harry appeared overcome with emotion at one point.
He was seen standing close to his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, making a terrible gesture of despair.
Despite the drama surrounding him and Meghan’s decision to distance themselves from the royal family and move to the United States in 2020, Harry seems to maintain a close relationship with his “granny.”
In recognition of the nickname that was given to Elizabeth when she was younger, he gave the name to his youngest daughter and also called her Lilibet.
In an emotional message that was made public on Monday, Harry acknowledged her presence in public.
“Granny, while this final parting brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all of our first meetings – from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my commander-in-chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren,” he said.
“I cherish these times shared with you, and the many other special moments in between. You are already sorely missed, not just by us, but by the world over.”
“We, too, smile knowing that you and grandpa are reunited now, and both together in peace,” he added, referencing her husband of 73 years Prince Philip, who died last year.