PRINCE William and Harry are set “to leave conversations about their future for another time”, after the Queen called for unity.
It comes ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral today, which will see the Royal Family and the nation come together in mourning the Duke of Edinburgh.
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Prince William and Harry are set to focus on mourning their grandfather and talk later[/caption]
Today also marks the first time Prince Harry will see his family since quitting as a senior royal last year.
He returned from LA – where he lives with wife Meghan Markle and son Archie – to be at the memorial service.
Prince William reportedly spoke to him on the phone this week, with the pair agreeing to wait to talk over issues in their relationship.
Tensions were sparked by Harry and Meghan leaving the country, and then giving a bombshell interview to Oprah.
It comes as…
- The Queen shared a candid photo of her beaming next to Philip
- Her Majesty will bid a private farewell to her husband before his coffin leaves Windsor Castle for the funeral
- Mike Tindall posted a sweet photo of Prince Philip with his daughter Mia
- The monarch took her new puppies for a walk at Frogmore ahead of the service
- Omid Scobie and Gayle King will lead US coverage of the funeral
A source told The Mirror: “Tensions are still obviously running high, a lot has been said and wounds are still very raw.
“But there is a realisation that everyone does need to reach some form of resolution, if only for the Queen, who has said it is her wish that the family comes together.
“The family has been united in grief this week and it has given a lot of people pause for thought.
“It is certainly hoped that the period of unity from the darkness of the Duke’s passing can be used as a catalyst to come together instead of letting the passage of time deepen divisions.”
Prince Charles is also thought to have spoken to his son, who was isolating at Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
He is said to be “looking forward” to seeing Harry, despite the poignant occasion.
The Queen wants Prince Philip’s death to be a catalyst for her family to reunite, a royal source has revealed.
Her Majesty has found comfort over the last week seeing her family rally around one another and putting differences aside.
And it was reported the 94-year-old monarch is hoping previous tensions in her family – including Prince Harry’s decision to quit the Firm and move to the US will be healed during the time of mourning.
The Duke of Sussex unleashed a string of bombshell claims just last month when he and Meghan sat down with Oprah Winfrey.
The couple claimed they had faced racism in the Royal Family, including “conversations” over the skin colour of their then-unborn son Archie.
However, Prince William spoke out a day later, insisting the Royals were “very much not a racist family”.
The brothers have reportedly had a strained relationship over the past year since Harry and Meghan quit the UK.
And Royal aides say they are “walking on eggshells” around William and Harry ahead of Philip’s funeral.
They claim the feud between the brothers has taken up “much thought and energy” in the run-up to the event, where they will come face to face for the first time in more than a year.
But the pair say they want to focus on mourning their grandfather and put aside their differences.
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They are said to be “keen to spend time together as a family” after the funeral.
A royal source told The Telegraph: “They know it is not about them on Saturday – it is about honouring their grandfather’s memory and supporting their grandmother.
“I would be extremely surprised if that wasn’t front and centre of both their minds.
“They will be keen to spend time together as a family in the same time zone for once.”
The pair had a close bond with Prince Philip and have issued separate heartbroken tributes[/caption]
Source: The Sun
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