Prince William, 40, said he would walk beside his late grandmother's casket in Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall. Richard Palmer, a reporter for the Daily Express in the United Kingdom, claimed on Twitter that the procession triggered thoughts of his late mother Princess Diana's funeral. In September 1997, William and Harry followed their mother's casket.
According to Richard Palmer's tweet, William said the procession was "very difficult" for him. Jane told reporters how she responded to the Prince of Wales, per Good Morning America. "He said, "I'm learning that she was everyone's grandmother."
According to Richard Palmer's tweet, William greeted another person in Sandringham who was ecstatic at the 96-year-old monarch's death.
William and Harry have been together since their grandmother became ill and died on Sept. 8, in private and public mourning. Other relatives included Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. William was dressed in military attire while Harry, who retired from his royal duties in early 2021, was dressed in civilian clothing.
Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19. She'll be laid to rest next to her husband Prince Philip at the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle. Her parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, as well as her sister Princess Margaret, will also be laid to rest there.