In lieu of her funeral proceedings, it has been reported that Queen Elizabeth’s eight grandchildren, including Princes William and Harry, will be standing vigil beside her coffin for 15 minutes on Saturday evening.
Elizabeth’s coffin will also be lieing in state at Westminster Hall in London until Monday which would be to enable members of the general public to pay their respects to the late Queen.
“The Prince of Wales will stand at the Head, the Duke of Sussex at the Foot,” the spokesman said, using William and Harry’s royal titles.
“At the King’s request, they will both be in uniform,” he added.
Both William, the heir to the British throne, and Harry have served many years in the armed forces. Harry who is also a veteran of the Afghanistan conflict, hasn’t been so far permitted to wear a military uniform at events as he lost his honorary military titles when he stepped down from royal duties in 2020.
Their spouses will not attend the vigil, according to the spokesman.
In another report, Britons have a reputation for patiently waiting in line but the queue for Queen Elizabeth II’s lying in state is likely to be unprecedented even by their standards.
A huge queue is expected to stretch through the night as people pay their respects to the queen in parliament’s Westminster Hall in London this week, the British government warned.
Mourners will also face airport-style security and obey strict rules, including an edict to wear appropriate clothing and a ban on filming, taking photographs or using mobile phones.
They will be allowed to file past the late monarch’s coffin non-stop from 5:00 pm (1600 GMT) on Wednesday night until 6:30 am on the morning of her state funeral on September 19.