The relationship between the two brothers has been strained ever since the Duke of Sussex stepped away from his role as a senior Royal. The relationship between the brothers is believed to have been made more difficult after Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, appeared in the “tell-all” interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.
Speaking to Us Weekly, royal expert Robert Jobson, the author of the forthcoming book Prince Philip’s Century 1921-2021: The Extraordinary Life of the Duke of Edinburgh, said the brothers were on the right track to recovery.
He said: “I do think they did actually talk, and if there was a rebuilding of their relationship – well, it was a baby step, and that’s fine.
“Ultimately, Harry was only there to pay his last respects to his grandfather, who was a great man, and whether or not there was a rebuilding between William and Harry…that’s going to show over time.”
Prince Harry made his first public appearance since the funeral last weekend when he appeared at the Vax Live concert to promote philanthropic acts of charity to raise money for vaccine efforts globally.
The Duke of Sussex received a standing ovation when he took the stage at the SoFi stadium in LA, before giving a speech praising the efforts of frontline health workers.
Although Harry appeared in person, Meghan did not join him on stage, instead making a television appearance.
The funeral for Prince Philip marked the first time the brothers had seen each other face-to-face in over a year.
The brothers briefly exchanged pleasantries on camera shortly after the service for Prince Philip – and commentators saw this as a sign of a relationship on the mend.
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Mr Jobson added: “In life, siblings fall out, they get back together – or sometimes they don’t rebuild their relationship.
“But frankly, a funeral is a time for people to put their problems aside and commemorate the person who’s died, and then move on.”