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Prince Harry ‘will fly back to LA to be with Meghan tomorrow’, royal sources claim

Prince Harry will fly back to LA to be with his pregnant wife Meghan Markle tomorrow after going for a walk with his father Prince Charles today, royal sources have claimed. 

In what will be a rare face-to-face meeting between the pair since Harry left the UK for the US, the Duke of Sussex and his father are expected to walk together around the Windsor estate to view floral tributes left for Prince Philip.

According to royal sources, Harry, 36, is likely to spend another night at Frogmore Cottage – his former home in Windsor where he has been staying on his return to the UK.

He is then expected to fly back to the US tomorrow and return to his £11million Montecito mansion, where wife Meghan has been staying. 

The Duchess of Sussex did not travel with Harry to the UK after doctors advised her not to make the 10-hour flight due to her pregnancy.

Instead the 39-year-old watched the ceremony – which began at 7am Pacific time – on television and sent a hand-written note to leave with a wreath at the funeral. 

Prince Harry’s walk with his father, 72, comes after he and his brother Prince William, 38, were seen talking after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral at St George’s Chapel yesterday.

The pair’s relationship has been strained since Harry and wife Meghan’s tell-all US interview, in which he made damaging accusations of institutionalised racism within the royal family. 

And they were separated by The Queen and Prince Philip’s eldest grandson, Peter Philips, during the funeral procession yesterday.   

But, in a sign of a possible reconciliation, the brothers were seen speaking as the left the chapel and walked up the hill towards Windsor Castle. 

Prince Harry (pictured) will fly back to LA to be with his pregnant wife Meghan Markle tomorrow after going for a walk with his father Prince Charles today, royal sources have claimed

Prince Harry (pictured) will fly back to LA to be with his pregnant wife Meghan Markle tomorrow after going for a walk with his father Prince Charles today, royal sources have claimed

In what will be a rare face-to-face meeting between the pair since Harry left the UK for the US, and in the wake of his bombshell Oprah interview, the Duke of Sussex and Prince Charles (pictured) are expected to walk together around Windsor to view floral tributes left for Prince Philip

In what will be a rare face-to-face meeting between the pair since Harry left the UK for the US, and in the wake of his bombshell Oprah interview, the Duke of Sussex and Prince Charles (pictured) are expected to walk together around Windsor to view floral tributes left for Prince Philip

Prince Harry (pictured left) will fly back to LA to be with his pregnant wife Meghan Markle tomorrow after going for a walk with his father Prince Charles (pictured right) today, royal sources have claimed. In what will be a rare face-to-face meeting between the pair since Harry left the UK for the US, and in the wake of his bombshell Oprah interview, the Duke of Sussex and his father are expected to walk together around Windsor to view floral tributes left for Prince Philip

The brothers were separated by The Queen and Prince Philip's eldest grandson, Peter Philips, during the funeral procession yesterday

The brothers were separated by The Queen and Prince Philip's eldest grandson, Peter Philips, during the funeral procession yesterday

The brothers were separated by The Queen and Prince Philip’s eldest grandson, Peter Philips, during the funeral procession yesterday

But, in a sign of a possible reconciliation, the brothers were seen speaking as the left the chapel and walked up the hill towards Windsor Castle

But, in a sign of a possible reconciliation, the brothers were seen speaking as the left the chapel and walked up the hill towards Windsor Castle

But, in a sign of a possible reconciliation, the brothers were seen speaking as the left the chapel and walked up the hill towards Windsor Castle

The Duchess of Sussex did not fly with Harry to the UK after doctors advised her not to travel due to her pregnancy. Pictured: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their bombshell interview with Oprah

The Duchess of Sussex did not fly with Harry to the UK after doctors advised her not to travel due to her pregnancy. Pictured: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their bombshell interview with Oprah

The Duchess of Sussex did not fly with Harry to the UK after doctors advised her not to travel due to her pregnancy. Pictured: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their bombshell interview with Oprah

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.

But while the pair were seen talking, it was 

Meanwhile, sources have since told The Mail on Sunday that Harry has experienced ‘a great deal of frostiness’ from many of his relatives since arriving in Britain a week ago and self- isolating at Frogmore Cottage, the house given to him and Meghan as a wedding present by the Queen. 

Princess Anne, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie failed to acknowledge Harry before or during yesterday’s service, it was claimed.

‘Ironically the only one who has expressed any sympathy towards him is Prince Andrew,’ said one source.

‘He knows from Sarah Ferguson – and now first-hand – how it feels to be the outsider, which Harry very much is.

‘As far as the others are concerned, there is a deep sense of protection towards the Queen and resentment towards Harry. There is little sympathy for him after what he and Meghan said on Oprah.’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accused the Royals of institutional racism during the bombshell 90-minute interview last month and claimed one member of the family – not the Queen or Prince Philip – questioned what colour their son Archie’s skin would be.

‘They are still very upset,’ the source added. ‘They are putting on a united front for the Queen. They all think he has behaved appallingly.’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accused the Royals of institutional racism during the bombshell 90-minute interview last month and claimed one member of the family – not the Queen or Prince Philip – questioned what colour their son Archie’s skin would be. 

‘They are still very upset,’ the source added. ‘They are putting on a united front for the Queen. They all think he has behaved appallingly.’

Prince William and Prince Harry were separated by their cousin Peter Phillips as they walked behind Prince Philip's coffin yesterday

Prince William and Prince Harry were separated by their cousin Peter Phillips as they walked behind Prince Philip's coffin yesterday

Prince William and Prince Harry were separated by their cousin Peter Phillips as they walked behind Prince Philip’s coffin yesterday

However, the brothers appeared to share a long conversation after leaving the funeral service

However, the brothers appeared to share a long conversation after leaving the funeral service

However, the brothers appeared to share a long conversation after leaving the funeral service

Earlier: Prince William (centre) and Prince Harry (right) walked either side of their cousin Peter Phillips (left) at Windsor today

Earlier: Prince William (centre) and Prince Harry (right) walked either side of their cousin Peter Phillips (left) at Windsor today

Earlier: Prince William (centre) and Prince Harry (right) walked either side of their cousin Peter Phillips (left) at Windsor today

Prince William (left) and Prince Harry (right) walk either side of Peter Phillips and behind Prince Andrew at Windsor today

Prince William (left) and Prince Harry (right) walk either side of Peter Phillips and behind Prince Andrew at Windsor today

Prince William (left) and Prince Harry (right) walk either side of Peter Phillips and behind Prince Andrew at Windsor today

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

Prince William and Kate Middleton (left) sit on the opposite side of St George’s Chapel to Prince Harry (right) who sat alone

The Duke of Sussex sits alone in the pews at St George's Chapeal in Windsor Castle this afternoon

The Duke of Sussex sits alone in the pews at St George's Chapeal in Windsor Castle this afternoon

The Duke of Sussex sits alone in the pews at St George’s Chapeal in Windsor Castle this afternoon

The siblings had maintained stony expressions yesterday as they walked behind their grandfather’s cortege, separated by Peter Phillips.

The Duke of Cambridge strode ahead of his brother as they entered the 15th Century chapel, and once inside the atmosphere remained frosty.

William sat with Kate directly opposite Harry but did not appear to make eye contact, instead preferring to focus his gaze towards his grandfather’s coffin.

However, it was reported last week that William had spoken briefly with his brother on the phone, although the source said communication had been ‘more texts than calls’.

Harry has spoken to his cousin Princess Eugenie who remains a steadfast friend. ‘He is thought to have seen Eugenie, most likely outside since she’s being strict with her new baby,’ said the insider. According to one report, William requested that Peter Phillips stand between him and Harry during the funeral cortege.

Asked about the claim, a friend of Harry said: ‘He’s just doing what he’s told and getting on with it.’ 

The last time the brothers were seen together in public was on March 9 last year when they attended a Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey – with the tension between the Cambridges and Sussexes clear to see.

Aides were yesterday reported to have ‘been walking on eggshells’ all week as the funeral plans were tweaked, but there was relief that the brothers have spoken and done so publicly. 

The princes talked while walking out of St George’s Chapel following the service, in a sight which triggered hopes among royal fans of a reconciliation. 

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones, Peter Phillips, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence during the funeral of Prince Philip

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones, Peter Phillips, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence during the funeral of Prince Philip

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones, Peter Phillips, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence during the funeral of Prince Philip

Prince Harry speaks to Prince William as they leave the service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle yesterday afternoon

Prince Harry speaks to Prince William as they leave the service at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle yesterday afternoon

Prince Harry speaks to Prince William as they leave the service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle yesterday afternoon

Members of the Royal Family including Harry and William walk away from St George Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle

Members of the Royal Family including Harry and William walk away from St George Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle

Members of the Royal Family including Harry and William walk away from St George Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle 

As the Royals filed out of the chapel, Prince William spoke to the Right Reverend David Conner, the Dean of Windsor, while Harry chatted with Kate behind them. 

William was initially ahead of his wife and brother but turned back towards them to speak to Kate while Harry exchanged pleasantries with the Dean.

Harry then caught up with his brother and sister-in-law and they walked together for a while as William removed his face mask. 

Then, Kate stepped away to speak to the Countess of Wessex and her daughter Lady Louise – leaving the brothers alone. 

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.’   

Prince Harry and Prince William walk next to each other as they leave the funeral service at St George's Chapel yesterday afternoon

Prince Harry and Prince William walk next to each other as they leave the funeral service at St George's Chapel yesterday afternoon

Prince Harry and Prince William walk next to each other as they leave the funeral service at St George’s Chapel yesterday afternoon

Massed military bands stood still as the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin past by in a Land Rover that he had built himself

Massed military bands stood still as the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin past by in a Land Rover that he had built himself

Massed military bands stood still as the Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin past by in a Land Rover that he had built himself 

The Foot Guards Band are seen marching ahead of the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle

The Foot Guards Band are seen marching ahead of the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle

The Foot Guards Band are seen marching ahead of the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle

The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin, covered with his Personal Standard, is carried on the purpose built Land Rover Defender followed by the Princess Royal, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Cambridge, Peter Phillips, the Duke of Sussex, the Earl of Snowdon and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence

The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin, covered with his Personal Standard, is carried on the purpose built Land Rover Defender followed by the Princess Royal, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Cambridge, Peter Phillips, the Duke of Sussex, the Earl of Snowdon and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence

The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, covered with his Personal Standard, is carried on the purpose built Land Rover Defender followed by the Princess Royal, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Cambridge, Peter Phillips, the Duke of Sussex, the Earl of Snowdon and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence

Members of the Royal family march behind the coffin during the ceremonial funeral procession of Prince Philip

Members of the Royal family march behind the coffin during the ceremonial funeral procession of Prince Philip

Members of the Royal family march behind the coffin during the ceremonial funeral procession of Prince Philip

Members of the Royal Family walk behind the Land Rover hearse carrying Prince Philip's coffin

Members of the Royal Family walk behind the Land Rover hearse carrying Prince Philip's coffin

Members of the Royal Family walk behind the Land Rover hearse carrying Prince Philip’s coffin

Pallbearers of the Royal Marines carry the coffin at the West Steps of St George's Chapel

Pallbearers of the Royal Marines carry the coffin at the West Steps of St George's Chapel

Pallbearers of the Royal Marines carry the coffin at the West Steps of St George’s Chapel

The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin on the back of the Land Rover with royal family members walking behind

The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin on the back of the Land Rover with royal family members walking behind

The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin on the back of the Land Rover with royal family members walking behind

Philip's coffin was carried on a custom-built Land Rover Defender hearse designed by the duke and modified over 16 years

Philip's coffin was carried on a custom-built Land Rover Defender hearse designed by the duke and modified over 16 years

Philip’s coffin was carried on a custom-built Land Rover Defender hearse designed by the duke and modified over 16 years

The Queen wiped away tears and was forced to mourn alone away from her family in St George’s Chapel during Prince Philip’s Covid-hit Windsor Castle funeral yesterday as she said an emotional final goodbye to her ‘strength and stay’ after their extraordinary 73-year life together.

Her Majesty looked grief-stricken and bowed her head in reverence as she accompanied her beloved husband’s coffin on its final journey while their eldest son Prince Charles cried as he walked behind the casket into church followed by other devastated royals. 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin was covered in his personal standard and carried his sword, naval cap and a wreath of flowers with a handwritten note from his wife as pallbearers placed him on to his extraordinary self-designed green Land Rover Defender hearse in the castle’s quadrangle packed with hundreds of armed personnel. 

The Queen kept her husband poignantly close during the service by carrying special mementoes from their life together inside her handbag.

According to a Royal insider, the Queen was planning to include one of Philip‘s trademark white handkerchiefs, made by his Savile Row tailors Kent & Haste. The crisply folded squares, inserted into the breast pocket of a sharply cut suit, were an enduring feature of the Duke’s classic sartorial style.

In honour of their long marriage, she is also said to have carried a small photograph of the two of them together, thought to have been taken in Malta. 

Alone in grief, the Queen sat on the opposite side of the church as she says goodbye to her husband at his funeral in extraordinary and poignant circumstances due to the pandemic

Alone in grief, the Queen sat on the opposite side of the church as she says goodbye to her husband at his funeral in extraordinary and poignant circumstances due to the pandemic

Alone in grief, the Queen sat on the opposite side of the church as she says goodbye to her husband at his funeral in extraordinary and poignant circumstances due to the pandemic

A picture of the then Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Malta, where the Duke of Edinburgh was stationed with the Royal Navy. There is no suggestion the Queen kept this photo with her during the funeral

A picture of the then Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Malta, where the Duke of Edinburgh was stationed with the Royal Navy. There is no suggestion the Queen kept this photo with her during the funeral

A picture of the then Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Malta, where the Duke of Edinburgh was stationed with the Royal Navy. There is no suggestion the Queen kept this photo with her during the funeral

The emotional Queen wipes away a tear in the back of the royal Bentley as she saw the procession

The emotional Queen wipes away a tear in the back of the royal Bentley as she saw the procession

The emotional Queen wipes away a tear in the back of the royal Bentley as she saw the procession

A tear rolled down Prince Charles' cheek as he walked behind his father Prince Philip's coffin at Windsor Castle

A tear rolled down Prince Charles' cheek as he walked behind his father Prince Philip's coffin at Windsor Castle

A tear rolled down Prince Charles’ cheek as he walked behind his father Prince Philip’s coffin at Windsor Castle

Prince Charles blinks away tears as he follows the coffin into the church with his brothers behind him

Prince Charles blinks away tears as he follows the coffin into the church with his brothers behind him

Prince Charles blinks away tears as he follows the coffin into the church with his brothers behind him

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn and Sophie, Countess of Wessex listen to the service

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn and Sophie, Countess of Wessex listen to the service

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn and Sophie, Countess of Wessex listen to the service

Prince Harry was sat directly across from his older brother and his wife Kate having flown in without his wife Meghan

Prince Harry was sat directly across from his older brother and his wife Kate having flown in without his wife Meghan

Prince Harry was sat directly across from his older brother and his wife Kate having flown in without his wife Meghan

The Queen's  Bentley followed the coffin from the castle to the church, behind the Land Rover and her family marching together

The Queen's  Bentley followed the coffin from the castle to the church, behind the Land Rover and her family marching together

The Queen’s  Bentley followed the coffin from the castle to the church, behind the Land Rover and her family marching together

The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin, covered with His Royal Highness's Personal Standard is carried to the purpose built Land Rover

The Duke of Edinburgh's coffin, covered with His Royal Highness's Personal Standard is carried to the purpose built Land Rover

The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin, covered with His Royal Highness’s Personal Standard is carried to the purpose built Land Rover

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones, Peter Phillips, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence prepare to set off from the castle behind the coffin

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones, Peter Phillips, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence prepare to set off from the castle behind the coffin

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones, Peter Phillips, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence prepare to set off from the castle behind the coffin

The purpose built Land Rover Defender hearse waits for Philip's coffin to be carried out from the castle

The purpose built Land Rover Defender hearse waits for Philip's coffin to be carried out from the castle

The purpose built Land Rover Defender hearse waits for Philip’s coffin to be carried out from the castle

The island was a deeply special place for both the Queen and Philip. As newlyweds they lived in Villa Guardamangia, on the outskirts of the capital Valletta, between 1949 and 1951, while the Prince was stationed there as a naval officer with HMS Magpie.

The Queen later described it as one of the best periods of her life as it was the only time she was able to live ‘normally’. The couple returned often, including to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in 2007.

During her husband’s Covid-secure Windsor Castle funeral, the grief-stricken monarch left a personal, handwritten message to Philip placed alongside a wreath of white lilies, small white roses and white freesia chosen by her.

Photos from yesterday afternoon show only a glimpse of the note, which appears to be written on official card from Buckingham Palace. However, the Palace has not yet confirmed the content of the note. 

After the eight minute procession and the 50 minute service, Prince Philip’s coffin was lowered into the Royal Vault yesterday afternoon. 

A lament was played by a lone piper of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and the Last Post was then sounded by buglers of Philip’s beloved Royal Marines who then played Action Stations at the specific request of The Duke of Edinburgh.  

The masked soldiers who carried the lead-lined coffin carrying Philip gently lift it into place in front of the Queen

The masked soldiers who carried the lead-lined coffin carrying Philip gently lift it into place in front of the Queen

The masked soldiers who carried the lead-lined coffin carrying Philip gently lift it into place in front of the Queen

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby praised the extraordinary life of the Duke of Edinburgh

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby praised the extraordinary life of the Duke of Edinburgh

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby praised the extraordinary life of the Duke of Edinburgh

(top row, left to right) Zara and Mike Tindall, Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Eugenie, (front row, left to right) the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Cambridge, the Earl of Wessex, James Viscount Severn, the Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales during the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh

(top row, left to right) Zara and Mike Tindall, Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Eugenie, (front row, left to right) the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Cambridge, the Earl of Wessex, James Viscount Severn, the Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales during the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh

(top row, left to right) Zara and Mike Tindall, Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Eugenie, (front row, left to right) the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Cambridge, the Earl of Wessex, James Viscount Severn, the Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales during the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Cambridge look towards Philip's coffin before it was lowered into the Royal Vault

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Cambridge look towards Philip's coffin before it was lowered into the Royal Vault

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Cambridge look towards Philip’s coffin before it was lowered into the Royal Vault

The Queen stands alone as she watches Prince Philip's coffin being carried by soldiers on its final journey into St George's Chapel, Windsor today for the funeral of her beloved husband

The Queen stands alone as she watches Prince Philip's coffin being carried by soldiers on its final journey into St George's Chapel, Windsor today for the funeral of her beloved husband

The Queen stands alone as she watches Prince Philip’s coffin being carried by soldiers on its final journey into St George’s Chapel, Windsor today for the funeral of her beloved husband

Around 700 members of the Armed Forces were involved in the organisation of the funeral - the ceremony planned by Prince Philip before his death

Around 700 members of the Armed Forces were involved in the organisation of the funeral - the ceremony planned by Prince Philip before his death

Around 700 members of the Armed Forces were involved in the organisation of the funeral – the ceremony planned by Prince Philip before his death

Members of the royal family line up behind Prince Charles and Princess Anne as they follow Prince Philip's coffin

Members of the royal family line up behind Prince Charles and Princess Anne as they follow Prince Philip's coffin

Members of the royal family line up behind Prince Charles and Princess Anne as they follow Prince Philip’s coffin

All of the royals wore black suits with medals after Prince Andrew and Prince Harry's attempts to wear Navy uniforms were denied

All of the royals wore black suits with medals after Prince Andrew and Prince Harry's attempts to wear Navy uniforms were denied

All of the royals wore black suits with medals after Prince Andrew and Prince Harry’s attempts to wear Navy uniforms were denied

The Royal Family stand at the bottom of the steps of St George's Chapel as the coffin is carried up into the church

The Royal Family stand at the bottom of the steps of St George's Chapel as the coffin is carried up into the church

The Royal Family stand at the bottom of the steps of St George’s Chapel as the coffin is carried up into the church

Members of the Household Cavalry lined the route of the ceremonial procession and lowered their heads as the coffin passed them

Members of the Household Cavalry lined the route of the ceremonial procession and lowered their heads as the coffin passed them

Members of the Household Cavalry lined the route of the ceremonial procession and lowered their heads as the coffin passed them

Members of the military stand for a minutes' silence before the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh

Members of the military stand for a minutes' silence before the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh

Members of the military stand for a minutes’ silence before the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, looks emotional as she leaves the funeral at Windsor yesterday

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, looks emotional as she leaves the funeral at Windsor yesterday

Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, looks emotional as she leaves the funeral at Windsor yesterday

The coffin is carried up the world famous steps of St George's Chapel on its final journey

The coffin is carried up the world famous steps of St George's Chapel on its final journey

The coffin is carried up the world famous steps of St George’s Chapel on its final journey

Prince Philip had links to 42 regiments before he died on April 9 aged 99

Prince Philip had links to 42 regiments before he died on April 9 aged 99

Prince Philip had links to 42 regiments before he died on April 9 aged 99

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, pronounced the Blessing before the 30 royal mourners silently filed out of the church into cars to take them the short journey back to castle. Harry and William decided to walk back with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and were seen smiling speaking animatedly as they were reunited for the first time in a year where their relationship became fractured. 

The emotional Queen had arrived at the funeral as the national anthem played and the royal Bentley stopped next to her beloved husband’s coffin, where she poignantly paused for a moment of reflection as cannons fired and bells tolled in remembrance of the duke, wiping tears from her eyes.

Her Majesty was then driven to St George’s Chapel with her lady in waiting Susan Hussey, before being sat alone at the front of the church where she stood and bowed her head during the national minute’s silence. She looked at the coffin throughout the poignant service, where the majority of her children and grandchildren were on the verge of tears. 

Following behind the coffin was the royal procession, led by Philip’s children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. The grandchildren, including Prince William and Prince Harry, followed but the feuding brothers were separated by their cousin Peter Phillips, viewed as a ‘peacemaker’ between the two. 

The Duke of Cambridge entered the chapel one place ahead of his younger brother, as the mourners filed into the historic gothic chapel without saying anything to each other. But they later spoke as they walked back to the castle, with Kate taking a step back to let them spend time alone.

The Queen had decided that no royals should wear military uniform after Prince Andrew demanded to dress as an Admiral and Prince Harry was stripped of his titles. They were allowed to wear their medals, however. Andrew was seen driving away in a casual suit and aviator sunglasses around an hour after the funeral ended.

The Queen wore Queen Mary’s Richmond Brooch, while Camilla wore the Rifles Brooch. The Duchess of Cornwall wore the brooch in July 2020 when Philip’s role as Colonel-in-Chief of the infantry regiment The Rifles was formally handed over to her.

Kate wore a necklace and earrings borrowed from the Queen.

After the funeral ended at 3.49pm, the Queen led the Royal Family from the chapel, followed by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

She had a brief conversation with the Dean of Windsor outside the chapel before being driven away.

Other members of the royal family walked away from the chapel in small groups, chatting as they walked through the sunlit grounds, including William and Harry.

Many of the royals only stayed at the castle for a short period before heading home.

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