PRINCE Harry and William shared a private moment as they chatted while walking away from Prince Philip’s emotional funeral this afternoon.
It came after they stood apart while walking behind their grandfather’s coffin, and were sat separately in the chapel.
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Kate, William and Harry talking to the Archbishop after the emotional service[/caption]
Harry looking sombre at the start of his grandfather’s funeral[/caption]
The procession behind Prince Philip’s coffin in the Land Rover[/caption]
Peter Phillips stood slightly back so Harry and William were ahead of him on either side[/caption]
It appears they stuck to their word to put their differences aside to focus on mourning the Duke of Edinburgh today.
Harry was seen talking with William and the Duchess of Cambridge as the group left the poignant service.
The brothers walked together for several minutes, moments after watching their grandfather’s coffin lowered into the vault at St George’s Chapel.
They had bowed to the Queen as she was driven away in her Bentley, before Harry and Kate chatted while still wearing their masks.
As the mourners left the chapel, William was then seen hanging back to let Harry and Kate catch up to him.
The brothers walked together, with Kate on Harry’s right, before they pair overtook the Duchess.
They looked deep in conversation while glancing regularly at each other.
It comes as:
- Queen arrived at Prince Philip’s funeral on ‘her saddest day’ as his coffin was moved into chapel
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- Queen’s special relationship with Prince Andrew proven once again as she seats him in prime spot for Philip funeral
- Meghan Markle watched Prince Philip’s funeral on live-stream from US with Archie after doctors said she couldn’t attend
The heartbreaking day marked the first time Prince Harry was seen in the UK since his bombshell Oprah interview.
The royal joined the 29 other mourners chosen to attend the stripped back service at 3pm.
Prince Harry had been isolating at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor grounds, after flying in from LA for the funeral.
He walked feet away from William, with Peter Phillips between them, as they processed behind the coffin.
Peter hung back slightly to allow the brothers to walk ahead at the same pace.
They moved slowly with the regimented family group towards the chapel.
Harry then stood behind William as they stood sombrely in the chapel as the coffin was gently put down.
Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Charles were earlier pictured heading to Prince Philip’s funeral today.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were pictured being driven to the castle this morning from Kensington Palace.
Kate was dressed all in black with a netted veil covering her face mask. She is also wearing a stunning pearl necklace belonging to the Queen and drop earrings.
Meanwhile William looked sombre in a black suit and black tie, teamed with a face mask.
His dad Prince Charles was pictured in a Tesla arriving at Windsor Castle.
At 2.45pm, the Band of the Grenadier Guards, followed by the Major General commanding the Household Division, lead the procession.
Different groups followed the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin through the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Philip’s children, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Prince Charles formed one group.
Prince Harry sat on the same row as Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and the Queen[/caption]
The Queen standing with her head bowed at the start of the service[/caption]
The brothers walked in line behind Prince Philip’s coffin[/caption]
Troops marching at Windsor Castle ahead of Philip’s funeral[/caption]
Camilla steps out of a car to go into the chapel[/caption]
Princess Eugenie arriving at the chapel ahead of her grandfather’s funeral[/caption]
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, walking from her car into the chapel[/caption]
Prince William and Harry walked behind them, separated during the eight-minute procession by their cousin Peter at the request of the Queen.
The once-close pair have not been seen together at a public engagement since March last year as tensions bubbled over.
It would also be the first time they have seen each other in person since Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
In the tell-all chat, Harry sensationally claimed his brother was “trapped” in the royal family.
But ahead of the funeral the pair say they want the day to be about Philip, rather than their dispute.
One insider said: “To be fair, both William and Harry have made clear that they wish to focus on mourning their grandfather and do not want anything to get in the way of that.
“But it has made everyone doubly nervous about saying anything that could be remotely construed of being critical of the other side. It’s been a minefield.”
Buckingham Palace confirmed the final details of Philip’s funeral earlier this week, but said they would not be “drawn into perceptions and drama”.
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A spokesman added: “The arrangements have been agreed and represent Her Majesty’s wishes.
“All of the arrangements have been signed off by Her Majesty.
“All the arrangements are being done to meet with the Duke’s wishes and Her Majesty making the final decision.”
Source: The Sun
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