It’s been alleged that Prince William asked for Peter Phillips to stand between him and Harry during Prince Philip’s funeral parade yesterday.
The brothers were separated by Princess Anne’s son as they walked behind the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin while it made its way to St George’s Chapel in Windsor yesterday afternoon.
It was the first time William and Harry had appeared together in public since Megxit saw the Duke of Sussex leave for Los Angeles with his wife Meghan.
The brothers appeared to reconcile as they left St George’s Chapel after the service. However, there seemed to be a measure of tension between them beforehand.
Sources have now told a news outlet that Harry had encountered a great deal of frostiness from many of his relations since landing in Britain a week ago and self-isolating at Frogmore Cottage, the home given to him and Meghan as a wedding present by the Queen.
And it was claimed that Princess Anne, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie failed to acknowledge Harry before or during yesterday’s service, but one source said that ironically the only one who had displayed any sympathy towards him was Prince Andrew.
And Prince Andrew knows from Sarah Ferguson, and now, first hand, how it feels to be the outsider, which Harry pretty much is.
As far as the others are concerned, there’s a profound sense of protection towards the Queen and bitterness towards Harry, and there’s little comfort for him after what he and Meghan said on Oprah.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accused the Royals of institutional racism during the bombshell 90-minute interview last month and claimed one member of the family, not the Queen or Prince Philip, asked what colour their son Archie’s skin would be.
The source said that they’re still pretty upset, but that they’re putting on a unified display for the Queen, but that they all believe he’s behaved appallingly.
The siblings had maintained stony expressions yesterday as they walked behind their grandfather’s cortege, separated by Peter Phillips.
The Duke of Cambridge walked ahead of his brother as they entered the 15th Century chapel, and once inside the atmosphere remained frigid.
William sat with Kate immediately opposite Harry but didn’t seem to make eye contact, instead preferring to direct his gaze towards his grandfather’s coffin, and it’s pretty unlikely that William will ever trust his brother and Meghan again.
And perhaps the two brothers will never see much of each other again, unless it’s at another funeral and the like. There will never be a welcome home for Harry and his wife!