CORNERED? Prince Harry looked 'traumatized' after being seated in a corner of the second row at Queen's funeral
'The seating arrangement at the funeral was also very telling regarding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,' said an expert
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were seated in a corner at the end of the second row at the Queen's funeral and were not allowed to join King Charles III, Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton, or other members of the royal family who sat in the front row at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday.
Shannon Felton Spence, a royal expert, told Fox News Digital, "Prince Harry just looked traumatized," at his grandmother's funeral while seated in the second row behind King Charles. As per the royal expert, "the seating arrangement at the funeral was also very telling regarding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex." Separated by the church aisle, brothers William, Prince of Wales, and Harry, Duke of Sussex, who have drifted over the past few years, were as far away from each other as could be. Meanwhile, William and Kate, both 40, sat with their eldest children, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7 in the front row.
"Harry and Meghan really surprised me because it means they’ll be in every photo," Spence continued, noting their placement directly behind the new king. "But I guess it makes sense since they clearly did the arrangement by succession." Followed by the rest of the royal family, the new king, Charles III, led the procession into Westminster Abbey and walked the hall with other members of the royal family.
King Charles' children William and Harry, also walked close together, following their grandmother's coffin along with their cousin Peter Phillips, Anne's son. However, Prince Harry could be seen not able to wear his military uniform as he mourned the loss of his grandmother, though, he was granted permission to wear his uniform to the Queen’s vigil days prior.
"They wanted to be there," Spence said. "I imagine the weight of what they gave up when they resigned from their jobs as working royals is very heavy this weekend. Remember, they wanted to have both. They wanted to be able to capitalize on a celebrity brand and be ‘financially independent’ while also still serving The Crown. And the queen said no. That’s not how it works. You are in or you are out. And this is pretty indicative of their strategy over the last two years. They leak to the press to try and force the issue. And the only time I recall it working was with the question of Prince Harry’s ability to wear uniform to the vigil on Saturday night."