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Entertainment The three royals who 'didn't greet' Prince Harry at Prince Philip's funeral

05:50  19 april  2021
05:50  19 april  2021 Source:   honey.nine.com.au

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While the royal family put on a united public front during the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, it's been claimed some senior members took exception to Prince Harry's attendance.

Three high-ranking family members seemingly failed to acknowledge his presence either before or during the service at Windsor Castle on Saturday, the Daily Star reports.

While Prince William and Prince Charles could be seen putting aside their grievances, at least publicly, following Harry's tell-all interview with Oprah last month, perhaps not everyone was as forgiving.

a man wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Prince William and Prince Harry walk behind the hearse of their grandfather Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle. © Getty Prince William and Prince Harry walk behind the hearse of their grandfather Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle.

Prince Edward, his wife Sophie and Princess Anne appeared to not greet Harry, who stepped back from his standing as a senior royal last year, before moving to the US with wife Meghan Markle.

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The Duke of Edinburgh's funeral was the first time he had returned to the UK following the interview, which sent shockwaves through the palace after the couple claimed senior royals had made racist comments about their son, Archie.

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It was later alleged Princess Anne had made the comments, questioning 'how dark' his skin would be.

According to one royal insider, Harry's return was unwelcomed by many in the palace, telling the Mail on Sunday he'd faced a 'great deal of frostiness' from his family.

Anne, Princess Royal wearing a hat: It's been claimed Princess Anne snubbed Prince Harry during the funeral service for her late father, Prince Philip © WPA Pool/Getty Images It's been claimed Princess Anne snubbed Prince Harry during the funeral service for her late father, Prince Philip

Princess Anne's son Peter Phillips had walked between Prince Harry and William during the procession, reportedly as a buffer to diffuse tensions.

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"They are very upset," the Mail on Sunday quoted the insider.

"They are putting on a united front for the Queen. They all think he has behaved appallingly."

The insider also shared the Prince Andrew, no stranger to controversy himself, had reached out to offer his support.

"Ironically the only one who has expressed any sympathy towards him is Prince Andrew," they told the Mail.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attends the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021. © Getty Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attends the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021.

"He knows from Sarah Ferguson – and now first-hand – how it feels to be the outsider, which Harry very much is.

"As far as the others are concerned, 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."

The source also revealed it's understood Princess Eugenie has visited Harry during his stay.

Prince Harry is expected to return to the US this week to support Meghan, who is pregnant with their second child.

The touching mementos the Queen carried in her handbag at Prince Philip's funeral .
The Queen sat alone at Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday in the UK, but she reportedly carried two touching reminders of her husband with her. After 73 years of marriage, Her Majesty and Philip had exchanged countless gifts and collected too many mementos to count. RELATED: Prince Harry may be excluded from any royal family gatherings after Philip's funeral But the monarch is said to have chosen two surprisingly simple items to carry with her as she lay her beloved husband to rest. © AP Queen Elizabeth II carried two mementos of her late husband as she sat alone at the funeral of Prince Philip.

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