Prince Philip funeral: Prince William ‘requested Peter Phillips stand between him & brother’ Harry

The royal who requested that Peter Phillips stand between William and Harry on the way to Prince Philip’s funeral has been revealed. Prince William asked that Peter Phillips stand between him and his brother Harry on the way to Prince Philip’s funeral, it has been claimed.

The brothers were separated by Peter, the son of Princess Anne, as they walked into the service.

The decision meant the brothers were 3.5m apart due to Covid social distancing guidelines.

However, the funeral saw Peter hang back slightly, allowing the brothers to walk ahead simultaneously.

Now sources have told The Mail On Sunday that Prince William himself requested the distance between them – and that Harry has been given the cold shoulder from his family. Harry has reportedly faced “frostiness” after returning to the UK – and could return to California as soon as tomorrow.

They said Harry has experienced “a great deal of frostiness” from many of his relatives.

“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. After what he and Meghan said on Oprah, there is little sympathy for him. They explained: “Ironically, the only one who has expressed empathy towards him is Prince Andrew.

Prince Harry returned to the UK this week to attend the funeral of Prince Philip, who dedicated his life to standing by the Queen’s side. But Harry’s wife Meghan could not participate in advice against traveling by doctors due to her pregnancy. So Harry attended the service alone – walking just feet from William, with Peter Phillips, as they processed behind the coffin.

They moved slowly with the regimented family group towards the chapel.

Harry then stood behind William as they stood sombrely in the chapel as the coffin was gently put down. But later in the day, Harry was seen talking with William and the Duchess of Cambridge as the group left the moving funeral. William has previously called his wife the “peacemaker” between the brothers – and today, Kate stepped back to allow the pair to speak.

The brothers walked together for several minutes, moments after watching their grandfather’s coffin lowered into the vault in emotional scenes at St George’s Chapel. After filing out of the service, they bowed to the Queen as she was driven away in her Bentley before Harry and Kate began conversing.

As the mourners left the chapel, William was hanging back to let Harry and Kate catch up to him.

The princes strode side-by-side, with Kate on Harry’s right – with all three talking to each other.

Harry and William then walked slightly ahead of the Duchess and looked deep in conversation, glancing at each other while they chatted. It marked the first time Prince Harry has been seen in the UK since his bombshell interview alongside Meghan Markle – but he’s not expected to stay long.

Harry is believed to have returned to Frogmore Cottage after reuniting with William at their grandfather’s funeral; it has been reported. The Duke of Sussex is expected to continue self-isolating after stepping out of his ten-day quarantine period for the St George’s Chapel service in Windsor today.

The Duke of Sussex arrived from the US on Sunday and must quarantine for ten days. He has been self-isolating in Frogmore Cottage all week but could attend his grandfather’s funeral on compassionate grounds. Covid rules state he must continue to self-isolate, however, at “all other times”.

Molly Aronson

I'm an award-winning blogger who enjoys all things creative but is especially passionate about lifestyle design. I blog over at I love that I get to share my passion for healthy living, fashion, fitness, and travel with readers from all over the world.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button