King Charles reportedly ordered his warring sons to set aside their feud ahead of the Queen’s funeral, leading the pair to reunite in public for the first time in more than a year, it has been revealed.
The Daily Mail reports that Prince William attempted to bury the hatchet by extending an “11th-hour olive branch” to his younger brother Prince Harry by asking him to join him on a walkabout outside Windsor Castle following a phone call with his father Charles.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson said that the Prince of Wales had invited the Sussexes to join him and the Princess of Wales during the surprise walkabout.
Behind the scenes, according to The Times, the camps required extended talks beforehand which delayed their arrival by 45 minutes.
It comes as new video emerged of the Duchess of Sussex looking annoyed after a royal aide interrupted her on the surprise Windsor walkabout.
While the conversation cannot be clearly heard, Meghan is not happy with what she is being told and appears to dismiss him, before turning her back.
Allegations that Meghan bullied staff while she was a senior royal in The Firm, were leaked just before the Sussexes bombshell interview with US TV host Oprah Winfrey in March last year.
The Duchess has always strenuously denied the allegations.
During the walkabout, Prince Harry told mourners gathered outside Windsor Castle “it’s a lonely place up there now without her” as he met crowds of wellwishers outside the late Queen’s estate.
“Every room she was in, we felt her presence throughout,” he told rapt onlookers of the Queen who died last week at the age of 96.
It came as warring brothers Prince Harry and Prince William finally appeared to put their ongoing feud aside as they grieved their grandmother together in a show of unity at Windsor Castle.
The princes, accompanied by Princess Catherine and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, greeted crowds and looked at tributes left for the monarch.
The quartet went on a 40 minute walkabout inspecting the sea of floral tributes laid outside the gates of the royal estate in tribute to the late Queen.
The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by enthusiastic applause as they walked along the gates of Windsor Castle together – temporarily putting aside the differences brought on by Prince Harry’s departure from the royal family, which plunged the monarchy into one of its most severe ever crises.
Meghan was greeted warmly by the crowd and even got a hug from one royal fan.
It also emerged that Prince William extended the olive branch to his brother and Meghan, inviting the Sussexes to join him and the Princess of Wales on the walk, which Kensington Palace confirmed.
But the Sussexes’ friend and preferred journalist Omid Scobie later claimed on Twitter that the invitation was made at the “11th hour”.
However, hinting that Prince William is prepared to melt the ice between them, he declared: “It is, without a doubt, a significant moment in the history of the relationship between the two brothers.”
The two couples were at a service of thanks for the Queen during her Platinum Jubilee in June but reportedly did not speak.
Royal fans cheered as the reunited quartet looked at the floral tributes left for the monarch.
Kate and Meghan both wore black dresses as they left the gates of the Berkshire estate.
After chatting, hugging and sharing sympathies with members of the public for over 40 minutes, the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have headed back into the Windsor Estate together. Both couples left in the same car, driven by William. pic.twitter.com/V2ettkmKnt
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) September 10, 2022
Prince Harry held his wife’s hand as they walked together and he later placed a protective hand on her back.
She was seen returning the favour to her husband before she went to speak to the waiting royal fans.
Meghan smiled as she was handed a bouquet, while Prince William also took time to speak to the crowds.
Prince William’s spokesperson confirmed he invited his brother and Meghan to look at the tributes with him and Kate.
It is understood he believed it was an important show of unity at a difficult time for the family.
The olive branch is also a clear indication Prince William may be willing to move on from the difficulties their relationship has endured in recent years.
They were last seen together in public at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.
But they are believed to have kept out of each other’s way and didn’t acknowledge each other during a service of remembrance at St Paul’s.
It is understood that relations between the once-close pair are still at frayed but the joint appearance could see a thawing of hostilities
Prince Harry’s exit from royal life is still said to be raw for his older brother – especially after it was revealed that the Duke of Sussex was planning a tell-all book.
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