Prince Harry and Prince William reunite at Prince Philip's funeral

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
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Prince Harry and Prince William have been pictured together for the first time since their royal 'rift' was exposed in the Duke of Sussex's Oprah interview. 

Coming together in grief, the brothers looked solemn at they walked behind their grandfather, Prince Philip's, coffin at Windsor Castle. 

Prince William and Prince Harry reunited for Prince Philip's funeral
Prince William and Prince Harry reunited for Prince Philip's funeral. Photo: Getty Images
Members of the royal family at Prince Philip's funeral
Senior members of the royal family walked behind Prince Philip's coffin. Photo: Getty Images

Their cousin, Peter Philips, who is Princess Anne's son, walked in between them. 

Both brothers wore black suits and military medals, as they walked in the procession route, which was lined by representatives from the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the Highlanders, and 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Royal Air Force.

When they got inside the church, the brothers were seated opposite each other and kept their heads bowed for most of the ceremony. 

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Prince Harry has not been pictured with his family since he and his wife, Meghan Markle, decided to leave their roles in the royal family and move to California last year.

Royal sources are hoping the family will unite in grief over their grandfather’s death.

“There has been so much bad blood but everyone is hoping that, perhaps, this will mark the beginning of a reconciliation,” a source told the Mail on Sunday.

The royal family walking behind Prince Philip's coffin
Prince Harry has been reunited with the royal family. Photo: Getty Images

“They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Everyone will be watching the funeral closely to see the body language between the brothers.”

In his interview with Oprah Winfrey last month, Prince Harry revealed the extent of the tension in his relationships with his father and brother.

Prince Harry said Prince Charles stopped answering his calls after he and Meghan Markle moved to California.

He also claimed he was cut off financially and revealed the pair had a lot to work through before they could heal things between them.

When asked about his relationship with his brother Prince William, he said "I love him to bits".

Prince Harry Prince William and Prince Charles at Philip's funeral
Peter Phillips walked in between Prince Harry and Prince William. Photo: Getty Images
Prince Harry Peter Phillips and Prince William at Prince Philip's funeral
The brothers were dressed in black suits as they walked behind their grandfather's coffin. Photo: Getty Images

"He's my brother, we've been through hell together," he said.

"And we have a shared experience. But we, you know, we have different paths."

It comes after Queen Elizabeth ordered that no royals wear military uniform for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, instead suggesting all senior male royals wear suits and ties.

Prince Philip's funeral procession
This is the first time Prince Harry has been pictured with the royal family since his departure from his role as senior royal. Photo: Getty Images

The move saved Prince Harry from potentially ending up as the only royal family member not in military attire, after he lost his military titles when he stepped back from his royal duties.

It also saved the Queen from having to respond to Prince Andrew's demand to wear an Admiral uniform on the day, despite deferring the title.

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