Queen orders Prince Harry and Prince William to be separated behind Philip’s coffin

The Queen has ordered that Prince Harry and Prince William are separated in the funeral procession behind their grandfather Prince Philip’s coffin.

The brothers will walk together but be separated by cousin Peter Phillips who will stand between them.

The royal funeral will bring the two brothers together for the first time in a year, following Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to walk away from the royal family.

The Queen has signed off plans which will see Harry and William walking behind Philip’s coffin as it makes its way to St George’s Chapel.

She has decided on “each and every” detail of her husband’s funeral to ensure his wishes are carried out as much as possible under the trying circumstances of the pandemic.

Her Majesty is said to have insisted that nothing “detract from what the day is about, commemorating the extraordinary life of her husband”.

When Philip’s coffin is taken into St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, William will move ahead of his brother as the royal family arrives in pairs.

A rift between Harry and William grew in the run-up to Megxit.

The pair performed their last royal engagement together in March 2020, although they did not speak or make eye contact during the event.