Harry's brother and father would only agree to talk to Harry if there were witnesses to hear the conversation, as they feared the chat could get twisted and leaked from Harry's camp (which wouldn't be unheard of), a source explained.
As OK! previously reported, William, 38, and Charles, 72, reached out to the Duke of Sussex following the couple's sit down with Oprah. Their private conversation quickly made headlines after Gayle King said she spoke to Harry and reported back that their talks were "not productive," leaving the royal family reluctant to reach out again.
However, Harry apparently wasn't thrilled with King blabbing about their private family drama on television either.
"It’s not just Charles and William who want to keep their rapprochement private — but Harry too," a source insisted. "No one needs Gayle King reporting on private family matters."
"They are being protective of one another — no one wants anything private being reported back to anyone. Nobody wants anything out there," a U.K. royal source dished, adding: "no one can pretend to know what was said on Saturday — it was just immediate family after the service."
The Duke of Sussex and Duke of Cambridge were seen having their own brief amiable chat as they left their grandfather's funeral service on Saturday at St. George’s Chapel.
And while their discussion remained under wraps, lip readers deciphered their quick convo, claiming William said to Harry that the funeral "was great, wasn’t it,” to which he replied: "It was as he wanted it."
William later told Harry: “Absolutely beautiful service, ah, the music," according to the lip readers.
Harry's return to the U.K. marked the first time he had been home since he and Meghan — who was advised not to travel to Philip's funeral because of her pregnancy — stepped back from their senior royal duties last year. It also marked his first face-to-face encounter with his royal family following their Oprah interview on Sunday, March 7.