Princes Harry and William met for the first time in more than a year to honor their late grandfather on Saturday. The brothers could be observed exchanging a few words at the end of Prince Philip’s funeral.
After the ceremony, Harry could be seen talking to William and his wife Kate. The princes spoke as they left St George’s Chapel after the church service, having previously participated in the procession behind the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin.
Harry was initially seen talking to his sister-in-law Kate Middleton when they left the chapel and started walking. Then she seemed to stay behind to let the brothers talk for a few moments without her.
The siblings’ talk came after an impromptu decision by some members of the Royal Family to walk back to the castle. This despite the fact that state cars had been placed to take them back.
Today is the first time Harry and William have been seen together since March 2020, when they attended a Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey with other royals and could barely make eye contact.
The brothers joined other members of the royal family in walking behind the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin during the procession to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
But Harry and William didn’t walk side by side, as their cousin Peter Phillips walked between them. Phillips is the son of Princess Anne.
According to a spokesman for Buckingham Palace, the order of the procession was a practical change and in no way was it intended to send any kind of signal. “This is a funeral and we are not going to get carried away by perceptions of the drama. The arrangements have been agreed and represent Her Majesty’s wishes, ”he said.
William, 38, and Harry, 36, were serious as they quietly walked behind the Land Rover that carried their grandfather’s coffin. They both wore black suits.