Prince Harry would like the public to ‘stop talking’ about his feud with Prince William as he mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
“People just need to stop talking about all this stuff and focus on my grandmother,” the Duke of Sussex, 38, told a friend last week, according to The Times of London.
The newspaper also quoted a source as saying the new Prince of Wales, 40, agrees and is ‘focusing only on what is right to honor the Queen’.
The insider added that while William was ‘processing his grief and the death of his grandmother, rather than just sitting there processing his relationship with Harry’, the estranged brothers are ‘still doing their best’ to get along. .
Media coverage of family discord “would weigh on [William] a lot,” according to the source, who added, “He doesn’t want that.”
The duo have stood together since the death of the 96-year-old monarch on September 8.
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Not only did William, Harry and their respective wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, engage in a joint royal walk to greet the mourners, but the siblings also walked behind the Queen’s coffin as it left Buckingham Palace last week.
Their side-by-side formation was reminiscent of the funeral of their late mother, Princess Diana, in 1997, William told a viewer last week.
He said walking in the procession was “very difficult” and “brings back memories”.
At the Queen’s funeral on Monday, William and Harry traveled to Westminster Hall in separate cars, but both walked with dad, King Charles III, behind their grandmother’s coffin to the Abbey of Westminster.
Middleton, 40, and Markle, 41, joined them inside, along with the Prince and Princess of Wales’ two eldest children, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7. (Prince Louis, 4, did not attend the service due to his age.)
William and Harry’s feud has been in the headlines for several years, but escalated when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down from their royal roles in January 2020.
The couple, who share son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 1, made their dating permanent in February 2021 – and spilled tea on the Royal Family in an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey the following month.
“I love William to pieces,” Harry said at the time. “We’ve been through hell together and we have a common experience, but we’re on different paths.”
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