Prince Harry stands apart from William at Philip's funeral as he's seen in Britain for first time since Oprah interview

PRINCE Harry stood apart from William at Prince Philip's funeral as he was seen in the UK for the first time since his bombshell Oprah interview.

The royal joined the 29 other mourners chosen to attend the stripped back service at 3pm.

🔵 Read our Prince Philip funeral live blog for the latest updates

Prince Harry had been isolating at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor grounds, after flying in from LA for the funeral.

This is the first time he has seen his family since Megxit – although it's been reported he spoke on the phone to Charles and William after landing in the UK.

He walked feet away from William, with Peter Phillips between them, as they processed behind the coffin.

Peter hung back slightly to allow the brothers to walk ahead at the same pace.

They moved slowly with the regimented family group towards the chapel.

Harry then stood behind William as they stood sombrely in the chapel as the coffin was gently put down.

It comes as:  

  • Queen arrives at Prince Philip’s funeral on ‘her saddest day’ as his coffin is moved into chapel
  • Prince Harry stands apart from William at Philip’s funeral as he’s seen in Britain for first time since Oprah interview
  • Britain pauses for national minute’s silence to honour Prince Philip on day of mourning
  • Absent Meghan Markle leaves handwritten note to Prince Philip as family gather to say goodbye
  • Queen’s special relationship with Prince Andrew proven once again as she seats him in prime spot for Philip funeral  
  • Meghan Markle watches Prince Philip’s funeral on live-stream from US with Archie after doctors said she couldn’t attend

Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Charles were earlier pictured heading to Prince Philip's funeral today.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were pictured being driven to the castle this morning from Kensington Palace.

Kate was dressed all in black with a netted veil covering her face mask. She is also wearing a stunning pearl necklace belonging to the Queen and drop earrings.

Meanwhile William looked sombre in a black suit and black tie, teamed with a face mask.

His dad Prince Charles was pictured in a Tesla arriving at Windsor Castle.

At 2.45pm, the Band of the Grenadier Guards, followed by the Major General commanding the Household Division, lead the procession.

Different groups followed the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin through the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Philip's children, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Prince Charles formed one group.

Prince William and Harry walked behind them, separated during the eight-minute procession by their cousin Peter at the request of the Queen.

The once-close pair have not been seen together at a public engagement since March last year as tensions bubbled over.

It would also be the first time they have seen each other in person since Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

In the tell-all chat, Harry sensationally claimed his brother was "trapped" in the royal family.

But ahead of the funeral the pair say they want the day to be about Philip, rather than their dispute.

One insider said: "To be fair, both William and Harry have made clear that they wish to focus on mourning their grandfather and do not want anything to get in the way of that.

"But it has made everyone doubly nervous about saying anything that could be remotely construed of being critical of the other side. It’s been a minefield."

Buckingham Palace confirmed the final details of Philip's funeral earlier this week, but said they would not be "drawn into perceptions and drama".

A spokesman added: "The arrangements have been agreed and represent Her Majesty's wishes.

"All of the arrangements have been signed off by Her Majesty.

"All the arrangements are being done to meet with the Duke's wishes and Her Majesty making the final decision."

    Source: Read Full Article