The Waleses and the Sussexes reunited for a walkabout outside Windsor Castle earlier this month to view floral tributes to the Queen and greet well-wishers.
But an insider has claimed the royals – once dubbed the Fab Four – “found it hard” but went through with it for the late monarch.
The source told US magazine People: “It was awkward. Both couples found it hard. They were in a stoic spirit of just getting through it for the Queen.”
It comes as brothers William and Harry have been embroiled in an ongoing rift, while Meghan claimed during her Oprah Winfrey interview that Kate made her cry ahead of her royal wedding following previous reports it was the other way round.
George and Charlotte’s bond compared to Charles and Anne
Prince George and Princess Charlotte have been compared by royal commentators to King Charles and Princess Anne.
Speaking on the latest episode of Royally Us, hosts Christine Ross and Christina Garibaldi discussed the “parallels” between the two pairs of siblings.
Ms Ross said: “What I really liked was there were so many parallels comparing George and Charlotte supporting each other in this time, as Charles and Anne supported each other throughout so much history.
“Even in the last few days, seeing Princess Anne and the, now, King Charles, their interactions and the way Princess Anne supports King Charles and his new role is really moving.”
Camilla ‘spluttered into her tea’ over Harry’s suggestion about healing rift
Camilla was left “spluttering into her tea” over a suggestion by Prince Harry to heal the royal rift, it has been claimed.
The Duke of Sussex made a whistle-stop visit to Britain with Meghan Markle in April on the way to the Invictus Games in The Hague where he met his father King Charles and his wife Camilla at Windsor Castle.
Royal author Katie Nicholl claimed there were “moments of tension” in the Sussexes’ 15-minute meeting with Charles and Camilla, who is now Queen Consort.
In an excerpt of her book The New Royals, reported in Vanity Fair, Ms Nicholl cited a family friend as saying Harry – who has a fractured relationship with his father and older brother Prince William – suggested using a mediator in a bid to resolve their differences.
The source said: “Harry went in with hugs and the best of intentions and said he wanted to clear the air.
“He actually suggested that they use a mediator to try and sort things out, which had Charles somewhat bemused and Camilla spluttering into her tea.
“She told Harry it was ridiculous and that they were a family and would sort it out between themselves.”
Charles urged to award Anne special honour – poll
Princess Anne deserves to be given a special honour by King Charles III, a new poll of Express.co.uk readers has found.
In a poll that ran from 7am on Monday, September 19, to 3pm on Wednesday, September 21, Express.co.uk asked readers: “Should King Charles III give Princess Anne special honour?”
Overall, 7,346 readers responded, with some 98 percent (7,195 people) saying yes. Two percent (130 people) said no and 21 people did not know.
Meghan and Harry’s seating arrangement at funeral a ‘sign of favour’
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were far from snubbed when it came to the seating arrangements for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral service held on Monday at Westminster Abbey, according to a royal historian.
Commentator Gareth Russell argued the Duke and Duchess were given a “place of honour” as, while they sat in the second row, they were positioned directly behind King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort.
He told Us Weekly magazine: “That’s the etiquette. If you know what the etiquette is, it actually is a place of honour. To be the one behind the King is actually a sign of favour.”
William shares message to Earthshot Prize event
Prince William has spoken of the “great comfort” has has taken in those supporting his environmental initiative a message recorded a day after the Queen’s funeral.
The Prince of Wales had been due to travel New York to attend an event today for his Earthshot Prize but the royals continue to observe a period of mourning for the late monarch.
In a virtual message to those gathered, recorded on Tuesday, he said: “Though it is the saddest of circumstances that means I cannot join you in person today, I am pleased to be able to join you in video form as you gather in New York for the Earthshot Prize innovation summit.”
He added: “During this time of grief, I take great comfort in your continued enthusiasm, optimism and commitment to the Earthshot Prize and what we are trying to achieve.
“Protecting the environment was a cause close to my grandmother’s heart. And I know she would have been delighted to hear about this event and the support you’re all giving our Earthshot finalists, the next generation of environmental pioneers.”
Meghan and Harry should not return to royal fold – poll
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry should not consider rejoining the Royal Family following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, a poll of Express.co.uk readers has found.
In a poll that ran from 8am on Monday, September 12, to 1pm on Wednesday, September 21, Express.co.uk asked readers: “Should Meghan and Harry rejoin the Royal Family after Queen’s death?”
Some 35,084 people responded with the overwhelming majority, 92 percent (32,241 people), answering “no”.
Seven percent (2,494 people) said “yes”, while just one percent (349 people) said they did not know.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK