Prince William and Prince Harry will unite in grief as they are expected to work very closely with each other at grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral procession, dropping their grievances at least for the funeral, a report said.
Prince Harry who’s expected to fly to the UK in a private jet for the funeral will have his heavily pregnant wife Meghan Markle stay back in California with their son Archie. It unclear if the royal family would talk about the bombshell interview when Harry arrives home.
Although both William and Harry have rarely spoken to each other in the last two years, the Duke of Sussex is expected to put all of that aside and walk closely with his older brother on Saturday in honour of their grandfather, Prince Philip who passed on Friday at age 99.
Some insiders have said there is hope that their shared grief will also help the royal brothers recall their once-close bond and finally discuss their differences.
“Both are fully aware of their shared history and will no doubt remember what impact their grandfather had on their life growing up. There is hope under an occasion such as this, where the brothers are united in grief, that a corner may be turned.” a source said.
The source also noted that the pair reuniting would be fitting because Prince Philip was dismayed at his grandsons falling out and made attempt to reunite them, the source claim.
The Duke of Edinburgh “urged them both to put to rest their differences, and not only remember their bond but also be mindful of their duty to the Queen and the country,” the Mirror’s report said.
The funeral is expected to be attended by 30 people only under the current coronavirus restrictions, but the service will be broadcast live on TV.
This comes as Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton paid a touching tribute to Philip by making the homepage of their Royal Foundation official website a large black-and-white photograph of him.
Well-wishers also continued to leave floral tributes outside the gates of royal residences — even after officials urged people to stay away because of coronavirus restrictions on social mixing.