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Prince Harry visits Queen Elizabeth’s tomb alone (in secret).

In the first anniversary of the death of Elizabeth IIalso the Prince Harry wanted to pay homage to his grandmother the Queen. But she did it in a big way secret, mingling with the common people in the queue to visit the King George VI Memorial Chapel in which the sovereign rests. A surprise gift, which occurred around lunchtime on Friday 8 September, of which we only have traces thanks to one photo taken by some tourists. The duke then got into a Range Rover which quickly disappeared into London traffic.

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Harry, what is about to head to Germany where he will participate in the Invictus Gamesaccording to the British press he appeared without warning in front of his grandmother’s grave with a very specific purpose: avoid Of meet other members of the royal family. However The Mirror he had foreseen that the prince would «done on his own» to pay his tribute to his grandmother the queen. That’s how it was: very serious, wearing blue trousers and a white shirt, the prince was recognized by few. But his sudden appearance, again according to the tabloids, succeeded overshadow his brother, heir to the throne William, and sister-in-law Kate Middletonwho were hundreds of kilometers away at the time for a service in honor of the sovereign in St David’s Cathedral.

Someone saw in Harry’s gesture – queuing among ordinary people in front of Queen Elizabeth’s tomb – a moving tribute from a grandson to his grandmother. Someone else interpreted the Duke’s solitary appearance as theyet another challenge to the royal family. Whatever the truth, Harry already had on September 7th spoke about her grandmother in a touching speech at the WellChild Awards in London: «I’ll try not to get emotional tonight», he began. «As you know, I couldn’t attend the awards ceremony last year because my grandmother died. She would have been the first to insist that I come to you instead of going to her. And – I know for sure – exactly one year later I know she’s there watching over ushappy to find ourselves together to highlight the work of such an incredible community.”

The late sovereign, according to many royal observers, she would have been even happier if peace had returned to her family. After all Harry’s attacks on his august relatives – most recently with the book bomb Spare and with the flop documentary Heart of Invictus – the queen’s dream does not seem destined to come true. Never say never, though. King Charles III summoned his “rebellious” son to London in mid-September precisely to try to find a meeting point. To find out more, we just have to wait…

Source: Vanity Fair

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