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Prince Philip funeral latest – ‘Very hurt’ Prince Harry grilled on future during crunch talks with Charles and William


PRINCE Harry was reunited with brother ­William for two hours after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral — sparking hopes of peace between them.

They joined dad Charles for the first time since Harry and wife Meghan’s Oprah US TV interview threatened to tear the family apart.

Charles had crunch talks with his warring sons after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral — and insiders say it is just what Philip would have wanted.

The three met up away from the cameras following Saturday’s televised service. They remained together for two hours at Windsor Castle as they mingled with family members on its Quadrangle.

It is understood Charles and William grilled Harry on his role within the Royal Family as the pair prepare for a crunch summit to decide the future of the Monarchy in the coming weeks.

It comes as it was claimed Harry wrote Prince Charles a “deeply personal note” ahead of his homecoming for Philip’s funeral – but the father and son have reportedly not yet patched up their fractured relationship.

Prince Harry touched base with Charles before he returned to the UK, where he would be reunited with his family for the first time since he left royal life last year.

Their relationship had “hit rock bottom” in the wake of Harry and his wife Meghan Markle’s explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey – while his grandfather lay seriously ill in hospital.

Charles is still “very hurt” by the appearance, which rocked the royal family amid allegations of bullying and racism, the Daily Mirror reports.

Sources close to the Duke said he has been “forced to write letters” after a “complete communication breakdown” with his father.

The notes are said to have “outlined his reasons for leaving” his position to live in California with mum-to-be Meg and their one-year-old son Archie, while promising to “respect the institution”.

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the latest updates…

  • QUEEN’S SUPPORT BUBBLE OF 22 PEOPLE WILL HELP HER THROUGH GRIEF

    The Queen has a support bubble of 22 devoted staff, who will help her through the grief of losing Prince Philip.

    Due to Covid restrictions the country cannot mourn in the same way we usually would – and the Queen is no different.

    She has been forced to be separated from close family and friends, even sitting alone for the emotional funeral service on Saturday.

    But the Queen has a strong network of Royal Household staff who make up the so-called HMS Bubble, and have lived as one household throughout the pandemic.

    She is able to sit close to and be near this group of close staff, which include her and the late Duke of Edinburgh’s private secretary.

  • ROYALS AGREE ON ROTA FOR VISITING QUEEN AHEAD OF HER BIRTHDAY

    THE Royals have “agreed a rota to visit the Queen ahead of her birthday” as the monarch grieves the death of Prince Philip.

    Members of the family will take it in turns to visit Queen Elizabeth for walks in Windsor along with her two new corgi pups.

    The Queen, who turns 95 on April 21, has said she was “coping” after having attended the funeral of her devoted husband of 73 years on Saturday.

    She was spotted on Sunday driving out of Windsor Castle in a green Jaguar.

    The plan to support the Queen is said to have been formed by the female leading figures in the family, including her daughter Princess Anne, daughters-in-law the Duchess of Cornwall and the Countess of Wessex, supported by the Duchess of Cambridge.

  • MEGHAN WATCHED FUNERAL AT HOME

    MEGHAN Markle issued an official press release ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral to announce she would be watching the ceremony from home.

    The Duchess of Sussex confirmed she was observing the service in the US in a statement delivered by her and Harry’s ‘Global Press Secretary’.

    The heavily pregnant 39-year-old stayed in the US on doctor’s orders while Prince Harry made the 5,400-mile trip ahead of the event.

    The statement touched on the reasons for her notable absence, reading: “I can confirm that The Duchess will be watching from home as she was hopeful to be able to attend, but was not cleared for travel by her physician at this stage in her pregnancy,” the Mail reports.

    The statement went on to describe Harry and his late grandfather’s relationship, and their “unique connection in their shared active service – including in combat – as part of the British Armed Forces.”

  • LEAKED CONVERSATIONS (CONTINUED…)

    Vanity Fair claims William spent some “time alone” with Harry walking around the Queen’s private gardens after the service on Saturday.

    It also claims Prince Charles is “desperate” for a reconciliation with his son while William is more “hesitant”. A source added: “William needs to know he can trust Harry and that private conversations will stay private.”

    The source also said William and other family members “have some very strong feelings about some of the things Harry and Meghan said on Oprah”.

    They added: “Things need to be talked through, but this was not the occasion and everyone respected that.

    “It’s going to take more than a wake to sort things out, but this is hopefully a start.”

  • LEAKED CONVERSATIONS

    It comes after reports that Prince William needs to know any future talks with his brother will stay private after Gayle King revealed their family chats weren’t productive.

    According to Vanity Fair, one family friend said Harry was met with frostiness from his relatives after the 90-minute explosive chat.

    It is thought the family were upset that Meghan’s pal Ms King revealed Harry had spoken to his brother and Prince Charles after the interview – but that the talks were “unproductive”.

    One source said: “Harry was out in the cold after Oprah and then when details of private family conversations were leaked to Gayle King it was the final straw.

    “Some family members cannot believe what he has done, but there is a feeling that with the Duke’s death and the family coming together, conversations need to be had.”

  • QUEEN ‘NOT IN MOOD FOR HARRY SUMMIT’

    THE Queen is “not in the mood” for a summit with Prince Harry and William this week as she “hates confrontation”, a royal expert has claimed. 

    Ingrid Seward, author of Prince Philip Revealed, said the monarch’s children have a “tough time” getting her to talk about “anything other than dogs or horses”. 

    Prince Charles will lead talks on the future of the Royal Family following Philip’s death, but has made clear that William must be consulted for each stage as any significant changes will be incorporated into his son’s reign. 

    It came after the Prince of Wales held private talks with his two sons following Saturday’s service, which saw Harry and Will reunited face-to-face for the first time in a year. 

    The feuding brothers, who were “united by grief” after Philip’s death, spoke after the ceremony and were seen walking side by side away from St George’s Chapel – having been deliberately separated during the procession an hour earlier.

  • PRINCE WILLIAM BLASTS ‘DAMAGE’ THE EUROPEAN SUPER LEAGUE WOULD CAUSE

    PRINCE William has blasted the European Super League for the damage it would cause to the entire football community.

    The Duke of Cambridge, who is also President of the Football Association, said that he shared the same concerns of fans about the new league.

    This is the first time that the Prince has spoken out since his grandfather, Prince Philip‘s, funeral on Saturday.

    “Now, more than ever, we must protect the entire football community – from the top level to the grassroots – and the values of competition and fairness at its core,” the Duke of Cambridge wrote to Twitter today.

    “I share the concerns of fans about the proposed Super League and the damage it risks causing to the game we love.”

  • HARRY WROTE CHARLES ‘DEEPLY PERSONAL NOTE (CONTINUED…)

    It was a move that sent cracks through their kinship and has left their relationship “extremely frosty”.

    “Truth be told, Harry didn’t really know what to expect before he came home, which is why he reached out before seeing everyone,” the royal source revealed.

    “He wrote a deeply personal note to his dad to try and set things straight but tensions are still running high and things haven’t exactly ironed out the way he had hoped. There had been a kind of unspoken agreement between everyone to park whatever has been on each person’s mind, and solely concentrate on supporting the Queen ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral.

    “The feeling inside the camp was that it wasn’t the time nor the place to go over things, especially at such an emotional time for everybody involved.”

    Harry’s suggestion that Charles and his brother Prince William were “trapped” in the institution and “don’t get to leave” like he did, “outraged” them both according to palace insiders.

  • PRINCE HARRY WROTE CHARLES ‘DEEPLY PERSONAL NOTE’ AHEAD OF HOMECOMING FOR PHILIP’S FUNERAL

    THE DUKE of Sussex wrote Prince Charles a “deeply personal note” ahead of his homecoming for Philip’s funeral – but the father and son have not patched up their fractured relationship.

    Prince Harry touched base with Charles before he returned to the UK, where he would be reunited with his family for the first time since he left royal life last year.

    Their relationship had “hit rock bottom” in the wake of Harry and his wife Meghan Markle’s explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey – while his grandfather lay seriously ill in hospital. Charles is still “very hurt” by the appearance, which rocked the royal family amid allegations of bullying and racism, the Daily Mirror reports.

    Sources close to the Duke said he has been “forced to write letters” after a “complete communication breakdown” with his father.

    The notes are said to have “outlined his reasons for leaving” his position to live in California with mum-to-be Meg and their one-year-old son Archie, while promising to “respect the institution”.

  • QUEEN DROVE HERSELF TO QUIET SPOT (CONTINUED..)

    Yesterday, a day after the funeral, Queen Elizabeth II drove to Frogmore Gardens – a place she loves and where she often walks her dogs.

    The spot is just a few minutes from Frogmore Cottage, where Prince Harry has been staying after travelling to the UK for his grandfather’s funeral.

    Sources say visiting Frogmore regularly will help the Queen deal with her grief after Prince Philip‘s death.

    The gardens are one of her favourite parts of the estate to walk her puppies, dorgi Fergus and corgi Muick.

    According to sources, she is likely to drive to Frogmore on her birthday too to enjoy nature and walk her dogs.

  • QUEEN ‘DROVE HERSELF TO BELOVED SPOT FOR QUIET CONTEMPLATION’ ON DAY AFTER PRINCE PHILIP’S FUNERAL

    THE Queen drove herself to her beloved spot in Windsor for some quiet contemplation the day after Prince Philip’s funeral.

    The monarch bid farewell to her husband of 73 years on Saturday and a picture of her sitting alone at St George’s Chapel in Windsor showed the brutal reality of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Read more here.

  • LEAKED CONVERSATIONS (CONTINUED…)

    Vanity Fair claims William spent some “time alone” with Harry walking around the Queen’s private gardens after the service on Saturday.

    It also claims Prince Charles is “desperate” for a reconciliation with his son while William is more “hesitant”. A source added: “William needs to know he can trust Harry and that private conversations will stay private.”

    The source also said William and other family members “have some very strong feelings about some of the things Harry and Meghan said on Oprah”.

    They added: “Things need to be talked through, but this was not the occasion and everyone respected that.

    “It’s going to take more than a wake to sort things out, but this is hopefully a start.”

  • LEAKED CONVERSATIONS

    It comes after reports that Prince William needs to know any future talks with his brother will stay private after Gayle King revealed their family chats weren’t productive.

    According to Vanity Fair, one family friend said Harry was met with frostiness from his relatives after the 90-minute explosive chat.

    It is thought the family were upset that Meghan’s pal Ms King revealed Harry had spoken to his brother and Prince Charles after the interview – but that the talks were “unproductive”.

    One source said: “Harry was out in the cold after Oprah and then when details of private family conversations were leaked to Gayle King it was the final straw.

    “Some family members cannot believe what he has done, but there is a feeling that with the Duke’s death and the family coming together, conversations need to be had.”

  • PRINCE HARRY HOLDS TALKS WITH WILLIAM AND CHARLES (CONTINUED…)

    “Obviously after the worldwide fallout of the Oprah interview trust has to be rebuilt,” a senior royal insider told the Mail Online.

    “There was no official wake after the funeral, but Charles, William and Harry took the opportunity to speak and catch up face to face after many months apart.

    “They were only able to spend a short time together outdoors given Covid restrictions and also without staff, including senior courtiers, overhearing what was being said.

    “It was important to Charles and William that they were both there together.

    “It means nothing spoken about can be misconstrued in the future.”

  • PRINCE HARRY HOLDS TALKS WITH WILLIAM AND CHARLES AFTER PAIR ASKED TO MEET HIM TOGETHER SO ‘WORDS CAN’T BE MISCONSTRUED’

    PRINCE Harry held talks with William and Charles after the pair asked to meet him together so that words could not be misconstrued, a royal insider has said.

    The Duke of Sussex arrived back to the UK last week to attend his grandfather, Prince Philip’s, funeral on Saturday where he saw William for the first time in a year.

    They were seen walking solemnly behind their grandfather’s coffin – separated by their cousin Peter Phillips – as the world watched on.

    The face-to-face meeting was held on the grounds of Windsor Castle following the service for the Duke of Edinburgh over the weekend.

    A royal source said that Prince William and his father Charles met together with Harry to make sure that everyone fully understood each other.



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