Gayle King in sexism row over Princess Anne being in Prince Philip’s procession

Gayle King has sparked a sexism row after she questioned why Princess Anne was in the ceremonial royal procession at Prince Philip’s funeral, which apparently broke with tradition.

The 66-year-old TV presenter led the coverage of the funeral on Saturday for CBS in the United States.

She angered viewers as she asked Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown why the Princess Royal was the only woman to be walking behind the Duke of Edinburgh’s casket, when pictures from the private funeral were beamed around the world.

As a customised Defender Land Rover carried Prince Philip to St George’s Chapel, Anne was the only female walking behind, alongside her brother Prince Charles.

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She brought up the fallout since the interview she said to Tina Brown that “the family drama” would have the world speculating as William and Harry are reunited and she then tried to interpret the body language between the previously ‘warring’ brothers.

Gayle said: “William and Harry, there’s no secret about this, have had a strained relationship you could say since Harry stepped away from his royal duties.”

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