Prince Harry had a ‘very special’ reunion with the Queen at Prince Philip’s funeral just WEEKS after the fallout from his bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, updated version of Finding Freedom biography claims
- New epilogue of Bombiography Finding Freedom to be released tomorrow
- Claims Prince Harry had a ‘special’ reunion with Queen at Prince Philip’s funeral
- Adds, despite what happened, ‘he has the utmost love and respect for her’
Prince Harry had a ‘very special’ reunion with the Queen at Prince Philip’s funeral, despite the fallout after his bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, Finding Freedom has claimed.
An updated epilogue to the biography — written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand and set to be released on August 31, the 24th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death — reports that the Duke of Sussex was allowed to ‘spend precious moments’ with his grandmother after the late Prince Philip’s funeral in April.
The Duke of Sussex traveled to London from his £11 million mansion in Santa Barbara, California, without his wife Meghan Markle, who was advised not to fly as she was heavily pregnant with daughter Lilibet at the time.
Although the book claims that Prince Harry spent most of his time after the funeral with his cousin Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank at Frogmore Cottage – where he reportedly stayed while in the UK – He also reportedly spent a few “precious moments” with the monarch — after being separated for more than a year amid the pandemic.
“To see each other after such a long absence, the longest he had not seen the Queen, was very special,” a source told authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. City and Country.
Prince Harry, 36, at the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on April 17, 2021 in Windsor
Queen Elizabeth II speaks with Prince Harry as they leave after Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding to Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 18, 2019 in Windsor
“Despite everything that has happened, he has the utmost love and respect for her. Her sense of duty and service is one of the many ways she has inspired him to serve as well.”
The funeral of the late Duke of Edinburgh marked the first time Harry and William were seen together since March 2020, when they attended a Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey with other members of the royal family.
Relations had reportedly deteriorated after the couple’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in March last year, in which they attacked senior royals while Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99, was in hospital in London.
However, all tensions seemed to be cast aside at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, with the Princes chatting as they walked out of St George’s Chapel after the service, having previously taken part in the procession on either side of their cousin Peter Phillips behind the Duke of Edinburgh’s Chapel. coffin.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey
Harry was initially seen talking to his sister-in-law Kate Middleton as they left the chapel and began to walk, but then she appeared to sit back so he could talk to William for a few moments without her.
The source further claimed that the Duke of Sussex spent most of his time after the funeral with cousin Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank.
An updated edition of Harry and Meghan’s biography Finding Freedom also made a series of other new claims that are likely to spark debate about the state of their relationship with the royal family.
A leaked version of the epilogue claimed the couple had considered naming the royal they believe had made a racist comment about their son, Archie; that some royals were “quietly happy” that the Duchess of Sussex missed Prince Philip’s funeral and that Prince William was “furious” over their interview with Oprah.
The new edition also said the Sussexes had “no regrets” about leaving their royal role and that Meghan found her explosive Oprah interview “redemptive” and “liberating.”
Meghan plunged the monarchy into crisis after telling Oprah Winfrey that an unnamed royal had raised “concerns” about Archie’s skin before he was born.
The epilogue reveals that a source told authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand that the Sussexes had considered naming the relative but ultimately decided against it.
It also claimed that “sources close to the Sussexes” had said the royal family’s reaction to the couple’s allegations “wasn’t positive”.
The source told the authors that there had to be “some acknowledgment” about what the Sussexes went through in order to make “progress.”
The criticism came after a carefully worded statement from the queen following the controversial Oprah interview, which expressed concerns about the couple but emphasized that “some memories may differ.”