In the clip, it appeared that Prince Andrew, Charles’s brother, as well as Princess Anne, his sister were singing. According to the New York Post, other clips of the song showed other royals, including Prince William singing. Because a candle was in the way, the clip did not show whether Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s wife, was singing or not. Debate on social media was spirited. One user wrote, “Prince Harry didn’t sing the National Anthem to his father Total, utter, disrespect for his father, the nation, the Crown and the monarch that pays him. Strip him of all of his royal titles and funding. How much will NETFLIX want him then.”
Prince Harry not singing the national anthem 👀 #queensfuneral pic.twitter.com/laNk5JMZ6R— Kieran (@kierknobody) September 19, 2022
@SkyNews Prince Harry didn’t sing the National Anthem to his father 😡Total, utter, disrespect for his father, the nation, the Crown and the monarch that pays him. Strip him of all of his royal titles and funding. How much will NETFLIX want him then 😡😡😡— Mike Murphy (@MikeMur33984871) September 19, 2022
Who cares ìf Harry didn’t sing that s his right to sing or not to sing he loved his grandmother and just maybe he’s still hurting too much no-one critised Charles Queen’s funeral: Prince Harry accused of not singing ‘God Save the King’ https://t.co/ECrWGMljyL via @newscomauHQ— mysteryladytrucker (@mysterytrucker) September 19, 2022
The Post said that was it called an “insider close to Harry” said the prince sang the song about his father. A report in the Express also claimed the prince sang. A report in the Daily Mirror noted that while the prince appeared emotional, many believed he did not sing.
Fans claim Harry didn’t sing national anthem at funeral as he fights tears https://t.co/cRhcB62OXT. I noticed this too.He was also looking around seeing what everybody else was doing! Megain just smirks all the time!— Jenny Bishop (@JennyBi73206265) September 19, 2022
The British tabloid the Metro brought in body language expert Judi James to assess the moment and the prince’s actions.[firefly_poll]
‘The change of words from ‘God Save the Queen’ to the King can prompt strong emotions, as the reality of the Queen’s death and the changes ahead sink in. This moment also seemed to be a struggle for Harry, who was standing behind his father at the service as the line was sung during the anthem,” she said.
“Harry had been losing the struggle with his emotions during the entire service, dabbing at tears and often throwing what looked like intense stares across at his brother with an expression of sadness of his face,” she said.
‘This look of sadness seemed to intensify during the singing though. His mouth almost stopped moving as he came to it and there was no real shaping of the lips around the word ‘King’ as though he might still be in denial,” she said.This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.