Prince Harry Speaks To Prince William & Kate Middleton After Prince Philip's Funeral

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Apr. 17 2021, Updated 4:19 p.m. ET

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Breaking the ice!

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Prince Harry was seen having a conversation with his brother Prince William and Kate Middleton at the funeral of their grandfather, Prince Philip

This is the first time William and Harry have been face-to-face since he and Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. It is also the first time Harry has visited the U.K. since he and Meghan stepped down as senior royals last year. 

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Their relationship is said to have been strained for some time now. Harry claimed to Oprah that his brother and father, Prince Charles, were "trapped" within the royal family and that Charles had stopped taking his calls.

"I love William to bits. He's my brother. We've been through hell together," Harry said in the tell-all, but described their relationship as of late simply as "space." 

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Their interaction comes after the brothers did not walk to St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle together. Peter Phillips, who is Princess Anne's son, walked in between the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge as they walked behind the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin. For the second procession, William was with Peter, while Harry walked behind them with David Armstrong-Jones, who is Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones' son.

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Harry did speak to both William and Charles after the interview, and Charles is believed to have told Harry and Meghan about Philip's passing. "The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive. But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation," Gayle King revealed. 

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As OK! previously reported, the procession order was "a practical change rather than sending a signal," a Buckingham Palace spokesman said, according to PEOPLE. "This is a funeral and we are not going to be drawn into perceptions of drama. The arrangements have been agreed and represent Her Majesty's wishes."  

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Harry attended the funeral alone. Meghan was not given medical clearance to fly, as she is pregnant with their second child, but the Duchess of Sussex is believed to have watched the procession from their California home. 

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Meghan left a handwritten card to pay respects of the late Duke of Edinburgh, and a flower wreath was left from the couple. 

The floral arrangement was reportedly made up of Acanthus mollis (Bear's breeches), which is the national flower of Philip's birthplace of Greece, and eryngium (sea holly) to represent the Royal Marines, campanula to symbolize gratitude and everlasting love, rosemary to signify remembrance, lavender to represent devotion and roses in honor his birth month of June, PEOPLE reported. 

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As previously reported by OK!, the Queen banned military attire from the funeral after Harry was stripped of his military titles and senior male royals wore suits instead.

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Ahead of the funeral, it was reported that Kate would act as a "peacemaker" between the pair, but "the entire focus is on the Queen. No exceptions. A family unified," a royal insider noted. 

"They know it is not about them on Saturday — it is about honoring their grandfather’s memory and supporting their grandmother," a source explained to The Telegraph. "I would be extremely surprised if that wasn’t front and center of both their minds. They will be keen to spend time together as a family, in the same time zone for once." 

Philip passed away on Friday, April 9, aged 99. 


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