In his bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey last month, Prince Harry hoped that time would “heal all things” when it came to his strained relationship with his brother, Prince William. As the two came face to face at Prince Philip’s funeral, had enough time gone by to heal?
That was the question posed Saturday with all eyes on Harry, 36, and William, 38, as the royal siblings reunited to mourn their grandfather, who died April 9, two months before his 100th birthday. This marks the brothers’ first time seeing each other in person in more than a year following Harry and wife Meghan Markle’s step back from royal duties in early 2020, and subsequent move to the United States.
William and Harry didn’t line up shoulder to shoulder Saturday as they followed Prince Philip’s coffin to St. George’s Chapel for his funeral. Their cousin, Peter Phillips, stood between the princes as they prepared to escort the coffin to the chapel at Windsor Castle.
The arrangement minimized the chances of any awkward moments between the brothers, who have faced strains in their relationship since Harry’s departure.
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The funeral was closed to the public because of government COVID-19 guidelines and was only open to 30 members of the royal family, including 94-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, her and Philip’s children and grandchildren, and a few cousins, nieces and nephews.