Prince William edging closer to ‘sidelined’ Harry could be signal of feud breakthrough


Photos of the Royal Family in Windsor show Prince Harry alone while other family members talk to one another, however a small gesture by Prince William could be a sign tensions are thawing, according to an expert.

Photos of the Royal Family awaiting the funeral cortege carrying Her Majesty’s coffin show King Charles III Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, and Prince William among other royals who walked in the procession.

A clear group has formed around the King while another group is seen speaking with the Earl of Snowden – Prince Harry appears to stand on his own.

Body language expert Judi James said: “Harry looks physically excluded or sidelined in this grouping with some royals gathering around Charles while the others stand with the Earl of Snowdon, almost with their backs turned to Harry.

“The one moment we have not seen during this visit, despite Charles’s warm words during his speech, is any form of physical meeting between Harry and his father Charles.”

Prince William and Prince Harry.

Very little eye contact was made between the brothers during the ceremony. (Image: GETTY)

Prince Harry standing apart from other Royals.

Prince Harry could be seen appearing to be physically separated from the other Royals. (Image: REUTERS)

Ms James notes that in one of the photos, Prince William can be seen looking over towards his brother, even appearing to edge closer to him, in a sign that there may be hope the brothers can repair their relationship.

She told The Mirror: “All the attention has been on Harry and William but they have performed a couple of forced-looking chatting rituals in the past, and in the Oprah interview it seemed to be his father that received all the really negative body language responses from Harry, rather than William.

“William does seem to have hung back slightly here, which could hopefully be prompted by empathy and the brothers might just be looking in each others’ direction and even speaking, even if their body language is not mirrored as usual.

“Hopefully these images outside do signal a breakthrough in terms of the sibling relationship and once the funeral is over and there is no risk of dragging sibling soap operas into the spotlight there might be one last sign of some sort of a reunion.”

Prince Harry standing apart from the other Royals.

Prince Harry stood alone, separated from the other groups. (Image: GETTY)

Prince William turns to look towards Harry.

Prince William turns and ‘hangs back’ slightly, closer to Harry. (Image: GETTY)

Tensions reached a breaking point when Prince Harry claimed that his brother was “trapped” in the Royal Family during a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

He also said during the explosive interview that his father King Charles had cut him off financially.

There was little to no eye contact between the brothers during the ceremonies at the state funeral for the Queen and no words appeared to have been exchanged on camera.

Prince Harry was wearing a morning suit with his medals pinned to it as opposed to a military uniform, the dress typically worn by working members of the Royal Family.

Prince Harry and Prince William

During the funeral, the two brothers were not seen speaking. (Image: GETTY)

The Queen's coffin travels to Windsor.

The Royals were awaiting the Queen’s cortege. (Image: GETTY)

When Prince William and Prince Harry were joined inside the abbey by their wives, Meghan and Kate, their was similarly very little contact between the two families.

However, at St George’s Chapel, Prince Harry caught his niece Princess Charlotte’s eye, who he was seated next to, and smiled.

The Sussexes are reportedly preparing to leave the UK following Her Majesty’s funeral as they have been away from their children, Archie and Lilibet, for more than two weeks time.


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