William and Harry seen chatting after grandfather’s funeral

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William And Harry Seen Chatting After Grandfather’s Funeral
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By Ryan Hooper, PA

Prince Harry walked with Prince William after Prince Philip's funeral, talking with his brother and William's wife Kate at Windsor Castle.

The brothers, whose fraught relationship has been characterised by internal rowing, could be seen chatting together after the funeral service of their grandfather.

William paused briefly to walk in step with his wife and his younger brother, as the mourners made their way out of St George’s Chapel in the spring sunshine.

Though still wearing his face mask, Harry appeared to smile briefly in the direction of Kate, his sister-in-law and the Duchess of Cambridge, as the three strolled together, away from the rest of the family.

William and Harry during the funeral of Prince Philip (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Moments later the brothers walked together, alone, with Kate in conversation with Zara Tindall, William and Harry’s cousin.

Earlier, William and Harry walked in the procession to the chapel for Saturday’s funeral service.

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The brothers walked in solemn silence on either side of their cousin Peter Phillips, who at one point fell back slightly, allowing the two to be next to each other.

Neither appeared to speak to the other at this point.

It was the first time the brothers had been seen in public together since Harry stood down from royal duties.

(left to right) William, Peter Phillips, Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew and Harry, follow the coffin of Prince Philip (Gareth Fuller/PA)

They sat opposite each other in the chapel, William next to Kate, with Harry on his own.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, remained in the United States, having been advised not to fly while pregnant with her and Harry's second child.

The brothers left the church separately at the end of the service, with Harry’s row filing out ahead of the Cambridges’, before they walked together outside the church moments later.

When in 2019 he was questioned about an alleged rift with William, Harry said he loved his brother dearly but they were “on different paths” and have “good days” and “bad days”.

The backdrop to the rift was later disclosed in Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, which was broadcast last month, when they claimed the duchess had received no support from the monarchy in her mental health struggles.

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