Prince Harry returns to Frogmore Cottage after Prince Philip funeral ahead of ‘walk with Charles’
- Duke of Sussex broke his 10-day quarantine after travelling on Sunday from LA
- Government rules state he must continue his self-isolation at ‘all other times’
- Source said: ‘There has been talk that Charles will walk around with Harry’
Prince Harry is believed to have gone back to Frogmore Cottage after attending his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral.
The Duke of Sussex broke his 10-day quarantine after travelling on Sunday from his home in LA for the funeral which was held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor yesterday.
Government rules state that he must continue his self-isolation at ‘all other times’ so it is believed he will return to Frogmore Cottage, also in Windsor, to complete it.
Plans for a wake at Windsor Castle are understood to have been dropped, although a source said that Prince Charles, who was clearly emotional before and during the service, intended to spend some time with his younger son, perhaps taking him for a walk.
The Duke of Sussex broke his 10-day quarantine after travelling on Sunday from his home in LA for the funeral which was held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor yesterday
‘There has been talk that Charles will walk around Windsor with Harry to look at some of the tributes and spend some time together,’ the source said.
However, Harry is understood to be anxious to return to America to be with Meghan, who is thought to be seven months pregnant with their second child.
He could fly back to Los Angeles as early as tomorrow.
But The Telegraph reported: ‘The Duke of Sussex is thought to have stayed at Frogmore cottage.’
Frogmore Cottage was Harry’s old address where he previously lived with his wife Meghan Markle.
Frogmore Cottage was Harry’s old address where he previously lived with his wife Meghan Markle
Government rules state that Harry must continue his self-isolation at ‘all other times’ so it is believed he will return to Frogmore Cottage, also in Windsor, to complete it. Pictured: Prince Philip’s funeral
The couple moved out of the Windsor home after standing down from their positions in the Royal Family in January last year and moved first to Canada and then LA.
And even though the couple’s departure sparked beliefs that Harry and his brother Prince William were not getting along, the pair were seen chatting during Prince Philip’s funeral procession today.
The estranged brothers looked deep in conversation as they appeared together in public for the first time in more than a year.
The princes talked while walking out of St George’s Chapel following the service this afternoon, having earlier taken part in the procession either side of their cousin Peter Phillips behind the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin.
Prince Harry and Prince William walk together out of St George’s Chapel today as Kate Middleton also walks alongside them
Prince Harry speaks to Prince William as they leave the service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle this afternoon
The Duke of Sussex is seen speaking to the Duke of Cambridge today following the service at St George’s Chapel
Harry was initially seen speaking to his sister-in-law Kate Middleton as they left the chapel and began walking, but then she appeared to hang back so he could talk to William for a few moments without her.
The brothers’ discussion came following an impromptu decision by some of the Royal Family to walk back to the castle, despite state cars having been put on for them – and it gave the cameras a chance to see them talk.
Harry’s friend Tom Bradby, who was presenting ITV’s coverage of the funeral today, said: ‘Funerals are a time of reconciliation and that a sight, let’s be honest, that’s many wanted to see. Not least the family itself.’
About an hour earlier, the Duke of Cambridge entered the chapel one place ahead of his younger brother – and the brothers were seated opposite one another during the service, with William next to his wife Kate.
Kate, William and Harry speak together as they leave St George’s Chapel this afternoon following the funeral service
William and Harry had looked sombre as they walked in silence behind the specially-adapted Land Rover carrying their grandfather’s coffin as it made its way to the chapel and looked straight ahead as they both wore black suits.
It had been quietly hoped that the loss of their beloved grandfather, who both men loved deeply, might start the process of rapprochement – but the brothers are not thought to have seen each other before the funeral.
William, 38, and Harry, 36, were among nine members of the Royal Family who walked behind their grandfather’s unique coffin this afternoon, leaving the Sovereign’s entrance at Windsor Castle at precisely 2.45pm.
Prince Harry appears to talk with Kate Middleton as they leave the service at St George’s Chapel this afternoon
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had earlier been seen wearing face masks as they left Kensington Palace in West London in the back of a vehicle before being driven the 20 miles to Windsor for the funeral.
Today marks the first time Harry and William have been seen together since March 2020, when they attended a Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey with other royals and could barely look each other in the eye.
Speaking about the brothers’ conversation today, body language expert Judi James told MailOnline: ‘The moment of connection between William and Harry came right at the end of the service as they left the chapel.
Prince Harry and Prince William walk next to each other as they leave the funeral service at St George’s Chapel this afternoon
Members of the Royal Family including Harry and William walk away from St George Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle
‘In a well-co-ordinated but also relatively natural-looking moment, Harry walked up behind William and Kate to then join them, walking between them and chatting to them both.
‘After a few seconds of what looked like natural and not self-conscious conversation, Kate fell back, leaving the two brothers walking off talking alone. It looked like a genuine moment of unity rather than something contrived for the cameras.’
Royal aides have been ‘walking on eggshells’ as they try to navigate the rift between the brothers, sources said last night as tensions remain following Harry and Meghan’s acrimonious split from the Royal Family last year.
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