Harry, William and Kate leave Prince Philip's funeral side by side after paying their respects

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·Royal Correspondent
·2-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Watch: Prince Philip Funeral: William and Harry leave chapel together after ceremony

Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were spotted chatting as they left the funeral of the princes' grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Princes William and Harry have been reported to be at odds over the last few months and years, with Harry recently describing their relationship as at "space".

William, 38, had to defend the rest of the Royal Family as "very much not a racist family" in the fallout of an interview Harry, 36, did with his wife Meghan Markle and the TV chat show host Oprah Winfrey.

Harry and Meghan levelled accusations of racist remarks made by someone senior before their baby, Archie, was born.

Read more: Prince Philip funeral: Queen, Prince Charles, William and Harry lead mourners at Windsor Castle

Harry, William and Kate were spotted talking after the service. (BBC)
Harry, William and Kate were spotted talking after the service. (BBC)

All eyes were on Harry and William in the run up to the funeral of Prince Philip, which brought their reunion forward. It was thought their first meeting after the interview would not be until July, when they are set to unveil a statue to their mother, Princess Diana, at Kensington Palace.

Despite walking apart in the procession on their way down to the chapel, and being sat on opposite sides of the quire during the service, William and Harry were reunited, along with Kate, William's wife, soon after.

The trio left the chapel at similar times, with William appearing to wait for his younger brother outside.

They walked up the hill back toward the castle together, exchanging a few words.

Read more: Meghan Markle sends handwritten card as Harry lays wreath for Prince Philip

The three royals walked back to the state apartments together. (BBC)
The three royals walked back to the state apartments together. (BBC)

These days the brothers are separated by thousands of miles as Harry and Meghan chose to live in California after stepping back from their senior royal roles.

William and Kate are taking on more work in the Royal Family, and have spent the pandemic working on projects related to the mental health and wellbeing of those on the frontline of the NHS response.

Although Meghan could not attend the funeral, because she is pregnant and could not get clearance to fly, she sent a handwritten card to accompany a wreath which they requested from the same florist who arranged the flowers for their wedding reception in May 2018.

Harry has had to be in quarantine since arriving in the UK, because there are no coronavirus travel corridors open at the moment.

He was staying at Frogmore Cottage, in Windsor, the home given to him and Meghan by the Queen after their wedding.

The coronavirus restrictions meant he had to sit alone, opposite his brother and Kate who were able to sit next to each other, as they are a household. 

Watch: Minute's Silence Observed for Prince Philip Outside Windsor Castle

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting