Prince Harry told William Duke of Edinburgh the funeral was as he would have liked ‘

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Prince Harry told Prince William that the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral was “as he would have liked,” lip readers claim.

The estranged brothers spoke to each other as they left the funeral of their grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle yesterday, when they appeared together in public for the first time in over a year.

Speak to the to expresslip readers claimed the Duke of Cambridge said, “Yes, it was wonderful, wasn’t it,” to which Harry replied, “It was as he wished,” at an exchange that took place after the emotional service at St George’s Chapel.

The Duke of Sussex was initially seen talking to his sister-in-law Kate Middleton as they left the chapel and started walking, but she seemed to lean back a bit so that he could talk to William without her for a few moments.

Prince Harry told William the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral was “as he would have liked,” lip readers claim. The brothers are pictured with Kate Middleton chatting with the Archbishop of Canterbury after the service

The Duke of Sussex was initially seen talking to his sister-in-law Kate Middleton as they left the chapel and started walking, but she seemed to lean back a bit so that he could talk to William without her for a few moments.

The Duke of Sussex was initially seen talking to his sister-in-law Kate Middleton as they left the chapel and started walking, but she seemed to lean back a bit so that he could talk to William without her for a few moments.

William, 38, and Harry, 36, were last seen together in public at a Commonwealth Day service last March, following Harry and Meghan’s bitter separation from the royal family.

Relationships were further soured by the couple’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey last month, in which they spoke out against senior royals while Philip, who died at the age of 99 last Friday, was hospitalized.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accused the Royals of institutional racism, claiming that a member of the family – not the Queen or Prince Philip – wondered what color their son Archie’s skin would be.

Last week, it was reported that William had spoken briefly with his brother on the phone prior to the ceremony, although the source said the communication had been “ more texts than phone calls. ”

William, 38, and Harry, 36, were last seen together in public at a Commonwealth Day service last March, chatting as they left Windsor Castle

William, 38, and Harry, 36, were last seen together in public at a Commonwealth Day service last March, chatting as they left Windsor Castle

The brothers were among nine family members who walked behind Philip’s coffin prior to the ceremony.

William and Harry walked in the third row of mourners, with their cousin Peter Phillips in between, behind the queen’s four children.

Royal biographer Hugo Vickers said yesterday that Peter Phillips, Philip’s eldest grandson, may have been deliberately chosen to help his two younger cousins ​​find a way forward in their relationship.

He said: ‘Peter Philips was incredibly good with the boys when Diana died so I think it will be very good for them. Sometimes I think when people behave really well in public, which I think they will do, they find it easier to behave better in private.

“Prince Philip and the Queen were reconciliators all their lives, so I’m sure he would have wanted to.”

The brothers were among nine family members who walked behind Philip's coffin prior to the ceremony.  William and Harry walked in the third row of mourners, with their cousin Peter Phillips in between, behind the queen's four children

The brothers were among nine family members who walked behind Philip’s coffin prior to the ceremony. William and Harry walked in the third row of mourners, with their cousin Peter Phillips in between, behind the queen’s four children

A spokesman for the palace said yesterday that Covid’s restrictions forced the queen to make “tough” decisions about who should be included among the guests.

But she did her best to honor her late husband’s wishes and to include representatives from all sides of the family – and from every generation except his great-grandchildren who were considered too young to attend.

“The family has had to carry out their wishes as best they can,” he said. He stressed that the decision for the two princes to part ways by Mr. Phillips and enter the chapel separately was a “practical” decision, as they could not walk through the door with three of them side by side while having social distance.

Prince Philip had been involved in planning his funeral for at least two decades, but his wife was forced to turn it into a reclusive event because of Covid.