Prince Harry ‘met with Queen privately’ during visit for Prince Philip’s funeral

Luke O'Reilly
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The Duke of Sussex met the Queen privately at least twice during his visit to the UK for Prince Philip’s funeral, a royal biographer has claimed.

Omid Scobie, author of Megxit biography “Finding Freedom” and Royal Editor for Harper’s Bazaar, reported that sources close to Prince Harry said he had had private meetings with his grandmother.

Mr Scobie quoted a source who said that the trip “broke the ice” for future conversations.

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“This trip was to honour the life of his grandfather and support his grandmother and relatives,” the source said. 

“It was very much a family-focused period of time. Saturday broke the ice for future conversations but outstanding issues have not been addressed at any great length. The family simply put their issues to one side to focus on what mattered.”

The royal writer said the duke and the Queen met “privately on at least two occasions during (Harry’s) time in the country”.

Harry flew from Los Angeles to the UK for his grandfather’s funeral, which took place last Saturday. 

Harry reportedly met the Queen twiceREUTERS
Harry reportedly met the Queen twiceREUTERS

He appeared to build bridges with his brother the Duke of Cambridge after the pair were seen chatting after the service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. 

William paused briefly to walk in step with his younger brother and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge. 

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

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

At one point the feuding brothers were seen chattingAP
At one point the feuding brothers were seen chattingAP

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

Harry and Meghan revealed they were deeply unhappy working as senior royals during an interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The duchess claimed she had received no support after suffering suicidal thoughts and that an unnamed royal had raised concerns about how dark her son’s skin would be before he was born.

Harry also spoke of a breakdown in his relationship with his father the Prince of Wales.

William publicly denied the race accusation.

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