PRINCE Harry had a “very special” reunion with the Queen at Prince Philip’s funeral despite the backlash over his Oprah interview, a new book has revealed.
The Duke of Sussex travelled to funeral without his wife Meghan Markle, who was heavily pregnant with daughter Lilibet and advised not to fly from their home in California.
In the bombshell interview with US talk show queen, the Duchess of Sussex made allegations a member of the Royal family asked what colour their baby would be.
She also claimed her mental health issues were ignored but the interview reportedly caused dismay in the Royal family with the Queen issuing a statement that said “recollections may vary”.
But according to Harry and Meghan’s biographers, royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the Duke of Sussex spent “precious moments' with the Queen.
The revelation comes in an updated version of their book ‘Finding Freedom’ which details Harry and Meghan’s rift with the Royal family and their move to California.
“To see each other after so long apart, the longest he hadn't seen the Queen for, was very special,” a source told authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Town and Country reports.
“Despite everything that has happened, he has the utmost love and respect for her. Her life of duty and service is one of the many ways in which she has inspired him to also serve.”
In the wake of the Oprah interviews, Harry was accused of hitting the ‘nuclear button’ by insiders while his brother the Duke of Cambridge said the Royal Family was “very much not racist”.
The Duke of Sussex released a poignant tribute to his grandfather following his death, calling him a "master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right till the end".
The authors have updated the book with a new chapter, promising a host of revelations since it was first published last summer.
As well as Harry and Meghan’s reaction to Philip's death, publisher HarperCollins said the new edition will share "behind the scenes" details of the Oprah interview as well as their move to California.
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It will also recount "Meghan's emotional healing journey from losing a child to the birth of their daughter".
Finding Freedom already chronicles the Duke and Duchess's romance and brief period as members of the monarchy before they broke away to forge a new life for themselves and son Archie in America.
Scobie, a journalist favoured by the Sussexes, said of the first edition that the couple "did not authorise the book and have never been interviewed for it".
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