The British royal family and more than 2,000 mourners gathered at Westminster Abbey for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral on Monday. They paid homage to the monarch by singing ‘Christ the King’, but some eagle-eyed spectators said Prince Harry did not participate in singing the national anthem. A short clip of the Prince seemingly not singing went viral on Twitter and other social media platforms.
It shows the Duke of Sussex looking around and not uttering the usual words. His behavior has sparked a flurry of discussions online.
Many Twitter users accused the crown prince of being “disrespectful”.
– Kieran (@kierknobody) September 19, 2022
While sharing the post, the user wrote, “Prince Harry doesn’t sing the national anthem.” Some users expressed frustration with Prince Harry’s actions in the comments on the post, but others defended him by saying they could see him singing.
“I don’t know who needs to hear this, but it applies to the King now,” added the user.
“Give him a chance. It’s changed since the last time he sang it – he still hasn’t learned the new word,” one user wrote in the post’s comments section.
Another said, “I can see Harry’s lips are moving. Obviously he’s not singing like he’s singing karaoke, but he clearly makes a ‘Qu’ sound and in the end he shuts up. a person who is not obnoxious.”
A third user commented: “Edward doesn’t sing either. I think sometimes it’s hard to sing when you’re emotional.”
Harry was sitting behind his father, King Charles III, consort of the Queen and stepmother Camilla. He had his wife Meghan Markle by his side during his service.