Prince William ‘requested Peter Phillips stand between him and Harry at Philip’s funeral’

Prince William asked for Peter Phillips to stand between him and Harry during Prince Philip’s funeral procession yesterday, it has been claimed. 

The brothers were separated by their cousin and Princess Anne’s son as they walked behind the Duke of Edinburgh‘s coffin while it made its way to St George’s Chapel in Windsor yesterday afternoon. 

It was the first time William and Harry had appeared together in public since Megxit saw the Duke of Sussex leave for LA with wife Meghan.

Royal sources have now claimed that there was ‘frostiness’ towards Harry from William and the rest of the family during the funeral, despite the brothers appearing to reconcile as they left St George’s Chapel after the service. 

Prince William and Prince Harry were separated by their cousin Peter Phillips as they walked behind Prince Philip’s coffin yesterday

However, the brothers appeared to share a long conversation after leaving the funeral service

However, the brothers appeared to share a long conversation after leaving the funeral service

The siblings had maintained stony expressions as they walked behind their grandfather’s cortege, separated by Peter Phillips.

The Duke of Cambridge strode ahead of his brother as they entered the 15th Century chapel, and once inside the atmosphere remained frosty.

William sat with Kate directly opposite Harry but did not appear to make eye contact, instead preferring to focus his gaze towards his grandfather’s coffin.

Sources told The Mail on Sunday that Harry has experienced ‘a great deal of frostiness’ from many of his relatives since arriving in Britain a week ago and self- isolating at Frogmore Cottage, the house given to him and Meghan as a wedding present by the Queen. 

‘Ironically the only one who has expressed any sympathy towards him is Prince Andrew,’ said one source.

‘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 Duke and Duchess of Sussex accused the Royals of institutional racism during the bombshell 90-minute interview last month and claimed one member of the family – not the Queen or Prince Philip – questioned what colour their son Archie’s skin would be.

Princess Anne, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie failed to acknowledge Harry before or during yesterday’s service.

‘They are still very upset,’ the source added. ‘They are putting on a united front for the Queen. They all think he has behaved appallingly.’

Prince William (left) and Prince Harry (right) walk either side of Peter Phillips and behind Prince Andrew at Windsor today

Prince William (left) and Prince Harry (right) walk either side of Peter Phillips and behind Prince Andrew at Windsor today

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Prince William and Kate Middleton (left) sit on the opposite side of St George’s Chapel to Prince Harry (right) who sat alone

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