The British royal family and more than 2,000 mourners gathered at Westminster Abbey on Monday for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. They paid tribute to the monarch by singing “God Save the King,” but some eagle-eyed viewers said Prince Harry did not join the royal family when singing the national anthem. A short clip of the prince seemingly not singing has gone viral on Twitter and other social media platforms.
It shows the Duke of Sussex looking around and not uttering the words very often. His behavior sparked a flurry of discussions online.
Many Twitter users accused the prince of being “disrespectful”.
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While sharing the post, the user wrote: “Prince Harry is not singing the national anthem.” Some users expressed disappointment at Prince Harry’s actions in comments to the post, but others defended him by saying they could see him singing.
“I don’t know who needs to hear this, but it now applies to the king too,” the user continued.
“Give him a shot. It’s changed since the last time he sang it – he hasn’t learned the new words yet,” one user wrote in the comment section of the post.
Another said: “I can see Harry’s lips moving. He’s clearly not singing like he’s karaoke, but he’s clearly forming the ‘Qu’ sound and he keeps his mouth shut at the end. You’re a hateful nun.”
A third user said, “Edward didn’t sing either. I think sometimes it’s hard to sing when you’re emotional.”
Harry sat behind his father, King Charles III, and the queen’s consort and stepmother Camilla. He had his wife Meghan Markle by his side during the service.