Prince William told his brother, Prince Harry, during their grandfather’s funeral that the service “was great”, to which his sibling replied that “it was as he wanted it,” according to lip readers who analyzed the interaction.
The estranged brothers were seen amiably chatting for several minutes during the televised funeral for 99-year-old Prince Philip on Saturday and then spent a couple of hours together behind closed doors with their father, Prince Charles.
“Yes, it was great, wasn’t it,” the 38-year-old Duke of Cambridge reportedly told his 36-year-old brother once they both removed their masks, lip readers told Daily Express.
Interpreters said William later told Harry: “Absolutely beautiful service, ah, the music.”
This coming after known tension following the allegations Harry and Meghan Markle made against his family
William supposedly personally asked not to walk side by side with his younger brother, leading the two to be separated by their cousin Peter Philips, son of Princess Anne.
Queen Elizabeth II’s daughter, Anne, and youngest son, Prince Edward, 57, failed to even acknowledge Harry before or during Saturday’s service, as did Edward’s wife, Sophie, according to the UK paper.
“It’s often said funerals are a time for reconciliation and that’s a scene a lot of people wanted to see, not least the family itself,” said ITN’s Tom Bradby, the Express reported.
“They were talking. They were possibly overcome by emotion. They were talking — and that’s got to be a very good sign. Let’s hope that they sort their recent troubles out because the Queen needs them both,” commentator Eve Pollard said, according to the outlet.
Disclaimer: The information in this article is taken from the Daily Express and involves speculation.