Kate Middleton has become known as the royal family ‘peacekeeper’ after managing to get Prince William and Prince Harry talking at Prince Philip’s funeral over the weekend.
But it wasn’t the only moment at the service that proved the Queen is leaning on the Duchess of Cambridge as part of her inner royal circle.
Kate arrived at the chapel by car on Saturday, standing outside until the Queen arrived and to pay her respects to Prince Philip’s passing coffin.
However, just before the Queen entered the church, she turned back in Kate Middleton, Camilla and Sophie Wessex’s direction, almost as if she didn’t want to go in alone without the three women.
They took the sign from the Queen and immediately followed her inside, with Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice following close behind.
After the service, Kate Middleton seemed to extend an olive branch to Prince Harry, chatting with him outside the chapel as Prince William talked to the Archbishop.
When the royals began making their way back to Windsor Castle, William caught up with Kate and Harry, with the duchess slowly moving away from them so she could chat with Sophie Wessex and her daughter, Lady Louise Windsor instead.
So spurred on the moment everyone is now talking about - Prince Harry and Prince William chatting candidly to each other like old times.
Now, royal biographer Brian Hoey has claimed the move has cemented Kate as the new ‘rock’ in the royal family.
“They say cometh the hour, cometh the man. But in the royal family’s case, it’s a woman,’ he told The Sun.
“Thank God for Kate — she is the rock the monarchy will depend on. On Saturday, she behaved absolutely impeccably.”
It came after reports royal staff were “on eggshells” as they tried to plan the funeral and make sure the brothers’ ‘feud’ didn’t cause too much commotion.
It’s also reported that Princess Anne and Sophie Wessex avoided all contact with Prince Harry during his trip home as they are still so raw after his interview with Oprah Winfrey.
During the famous interview, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a series of accusations against the royal family, saying they experienced moments of racism over Archie’s skin tone.
Prince William was said to be 'livid' over the interview, with Harry claiming that he and his brother needed a lot of 'space' between them.
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