Princess Anne, Edward & Sophie ‘didn’t acknowledge’ Harry at Philip’s funeral as there’s ‘little sympathy’ after Oprah

PRINCE Harry was “not acknowledged” by certain members of his family at Prince Philip’s funeral – including Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, it is claimed.

It has been reported that the Duke of Sussex, 36, has faced a “great deal of frostiness" since returning to the UK for his late grandad’s funeral on Saturday.

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It is said that some members of Harry’s extended royal family “did not acknowledge him before or during Philip's funeral service.”

It is thought that tensions are still running high in the aftermath of Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. 

A source told the Daily Mail: "There is a deep sense of protection towards the Queen and resentment towards Harry. There is little sympathy for him after what he and Meghan said on Oprah.

“They [the royals] are still very upset. They are putting on a united front for the Queen. They all think he has behaved appallingly.”




It has been claimed Prince William requested that Peter Phillips stand between him and his brother Harry on the way into Prince Philip’s funeral.

The brothers were separated by Peter, the son of Princess Anne, as they walked into the service on Saturday afternoon.

The decision meant that the brothers were 12ft apart due to Covid social distancing guidelines.

However, the funeral on Saturday saw Peter hang back slightly to allow the brothers to walk ahead at the same pace.

Prince Harry returned to the UK last week to attend the funeral of Prince Philip, who dedicated his life to standing by the Queen's side.



But Harry's wife Meghan was unable to attend, advised against travelling by doctors due to her pregnancy.

So Harry attended the service alone – walking just feet from William, with Peter Phillips between them, as they processed behind the coffin.

They moved slowly with the regimented family group towards the chapel.

Harry then stood behind William as they stood in the chapel as the coffin was gently put down.

But later in the day Harry was seen talking with William and the Duchess of Cambridge as the group left the moving funeral.

William has previously called his wife the "peacemaker" between the brothers – and Kate stepped back to allow the pair to speak.

The brothers walked together for several minutes, moments after watching their grandfather's coffin lowered into the vault in emotional scenes at St George's Chapel.

After filing out of the service, they bowed to the Queen as she was driven away in her Bentley, before Harry and Kate struck up a conversation.

As the mourners left the chapel, William was then seen hanging back to let Harry and Kate catch up to him.

The princes strode side by side, with Kate on Harry's right – with all three talking to each other.

Harry and William then walked slightly ahead of the Duchess and looked deep in conversation, glancing at each other while they chatted.

It has been the first time Prince Harry has been seen in the UK since his bombshell interview alongside Meghan Markle – but he’s not expected to stay long.

Harry was believed to have returned to Frogmore Cottage after reuniting with William at their grandfather's funeral, it has been reported.

The Duke of Sussex is expected to continue to self isolate after stepping out of his ten day quarantine period for the service at St George's Chapel in Windsor.

The Duke of Sussex arrived from the US last Sunday and is required to quarantine for ten days upon arrival.

He was self isolating in Frogmore Cottage all week but was allowed to attend his grandfather's funeral on compassionate grounds.

Covid rules state he must continue to self isolate, however, at "all other times".

We shared how Prince Harry wrote Charles ‘deeply personal note’ ahead of homecoming for Philip’s funeral.

The highly-anticipated return of Prince Harry to British soil did deliver a hint of hope of a reconciliation, as Charles sent cars away after his father's funeral to allow his sons the chance to talk.

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