Princes William and Harry reunited at their grandfather, Philip’s funeral at Windsor Castle and appeared in public together for the first time in more than a year.
The princes, who were dressed in suits did not stand shoulder to shoulder behind the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin but walked beside their cousin Peter Phillips who walked in the middle to the St George’s Chapel for Prince Philip’s funeral.
William, 38, and Harry, 36, are among nine members of the Royal Family who walked behind their grandfather’s typically unique coffin this afternoon, leaving the Sovereign’s entrance at Windsor Castle at precisely 2.45pm.
Royal aides have been ‘walking on eggshells’ as they try to navigate the rift between the brothers, sources said last night as tensions remain following Harry and Meghan’s acrimonious split from the Royal Family last year.
However, Princes William and Harry seem to be on a road to mending their strained relationship as they were pictured speaking to
each other while walking out of St George’s Chapel following the funeral service for Prince Philip on Saturday afternoon.
Harry was first spotted speaking to his sister-in-law Kate Middleton as they left the chapel before he spoke his brother William.
Harry’s friend Tom Bradby, who was presenting ITV’s coverage of the funeral today, said: ‘Funerals are a time of reconciliation and that a sight, let’s be honest, that’s many wanted to see. Not least the family itself.’
Asked whether arrangements for the procession reflected the royal siblings’ relationship, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ‘This is a funeral, we’re not going to be drawn into those perceptions of drama, or anything like that, this is a funeral.
‘The arrangements have been agreed, and they represent Her Majesty’s wishes, so we’re not going to say anything more on that.’
Sources admit that the fraternal feud has taken up ‘much thought and energy’ in the Lord Chamberlain’s Office, which was responsible for today’s arrangements.
‘Everyone is walking on eggshells so as not to exacerbate the situation,’ said one.