Ms Nicholl said: “I was very close to the brothers and able to observe, they were very tense as they walked into that chapel.
“As they came out of it you could see some of that tension diffuse.”
Regarding Kate’s relationship with the Duke of Sussex, the commentator added: “She loved Harry.
“He said she is the sister that he never had.
Kate Middleton and Prince Harry had a close relationship prior to the Duke’s exit from the monarchy
Prince Harry and Prince William at Prince Philip’s funeral
“She has been heartbroken to see them fall out.
“I certainly think she has played quite an important role in getting the brothers to the point where they were able to engage in a conversation, of course in front of the world’s press.”
Royal expert Angela Levin told talkRADIO that the Duchess of Cambridge did not look resentful as she approached Prince Harry to “break the ice” between the Duke of Sussex and her husband Prince William.
The royal commentator also praised Kate as “remarkable” for stepping away from the conversation in order to allow the brothers to talk.
“She was chatty, she was lively, she did not look resentful.
“My goodness, they have been so rude about her but she rose above it with enormous dignity.
“Her body language was friendly, natural, relaxed.
Prince Philip’s funeral attendees
“Then Prince William, her husband, joined them and she quite remarkably stepped down onto the curb leaving the two brothers on the pavement.
“She gradually stepped back and talked to Sophie, Countess of Wessex.”
The royal commentator added: “It was very subtle and she kept looking to see if they were ok.
“The hardest thing is to break the ice, this broke the ice and enabled them to talk on a very moving and sunny day.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK