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Prince Harry’s anger towards his family ‘has not evaporated’ despite heartbreaking funeral

Prince Harry: Expert discusses royal staying after funeral

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A staggering 13.62 million people tuned in to watch the Royal Family bid farewell to the Duke of Edinburgh at his funeral at Windsor Castle on Saturday. But some people may have also watched the historic ceremony to see Princes Harry and William appear together in public for the first time since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to the US and their bombshell interview with Oprah. The brothers were filmed speaking to each other after the funeral and appeared to be on friendly terms as they walked out of St George’s Chapel.

But royal author Tom Bower was sceptical about their brief reconciliation as he claimed Harry’s frustration at his family would not have been resolved by the funeral.

He wrote in the Sun: “Cynics may call it stage management.

“The evidence suggests that after a year’s separation, Harry’s anger towards his family has not evaporated.

“The funeral is unlikely to have cured his antagonism.”

Harry and Meghan’s two-hour interview was aired while Philip was in hospital, where the Duke was treated for an infection and had surgery on his heart last month.

Harry told Oprah Winfrey that he felt let down by his father the Prince of Wales and that “there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened” between them, and that his relationship with his brother William was “spaced” but he loved him to bits.

He said: “As I’ve said before, I love William to bits. He’s my brother.

“We’ve been through hell together. I mean, we have a shared experience. But we’re on different paths.

“The relationship is space at the moment. And time heals all things, hopefully.”

The Duke also added he felt trapped in the Royal Family and shared his “compassion” for his brother and father Prince Charles being unable to leave their roles.

He said: “My father and my brother, they are trapped. They don’t get to leave. And I have huge compassion for that.”

William was the first royal who spoke out publicly saying “We’re very much not a racist family”.

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The Queen issued a statement saying “while some recollections may vary”, the issues would be taken “very seriously”, but dealt with privately as a family.

Harry’s comments came just months before William and Harry are also reportedly planning to reunite publicly in July to stand together at the unveiling of a statue for Princess Diana, at Kensington Palace, on what would have been her 60th birthday.

Harry has also reportedly not booked his return flight to the US yet, where his pregnant wife Meghan and son Archie are.

A source close to the couple said Harry has an “open ticket” and wants to see his grandmother on her 95th birthday this week, but his “first priority is his pregnant wife”.

Royal birthday celebrations would usually have involved a number of events but will be toned down this year to due to the period of mourning.

Last year, the Queen spent the day with Prince Philip and spoke to family on video calls due to the Covid pandemic restrictions.

Her official birthday is celebrated in June and marked by the annual Trooping the Colour parade in central London.

However, this will not go ahead in its traditional form for a second year because of the pandemic.

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