The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex will not walk side by side at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral on Saturday, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
The brothers will be separated by their cousin Peter Phillips, the son of Princess Anne, as they walk behind Prince Philip's coffin at the procession held at St George's Chapel in Windsor.
The fractured relationship between Prince William and Prince Harry is said to have worsened following Harry and Meghan's tell-all interview to Oprah Winfrey. During the infamous conversation, the Sussexes claimed that they were maligned by the royal household.
The decision to keep them apart is believed to have been the Queen's, although the palace said it would not be drawn on any "perceptions of drama" that the public might conclude from Peter Phillips seemingly acting as a buffer between them.
Meanwhile, Prince Philip's coffin will be carried inside a modified Land Rover, with Prince Charles and Princess Anne leading family members as it travels from the castle to the chapel in a procession that will last eight-minutes.
A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said: "The arrangements have been agreed, and they represent Her Majesty’s wishes."
William, Peter and Harry will walk behind Prince Edward and Prince Andrew.
There will be 30 guests present due to coronavirus restrictions, and they will all wear masks inside the chapel, and keep two metres apart to adhere to social distancing. It's believed that the Queen will be seated alone.
Prince Philip died "peacefully" in his sleep at Windsor castle on April 9th. The Duke of Edinburgh was 99.
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