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Photos of Prince Harry and Prince William walking apart at Prince Philip’s funeral don’t show the whole picture of their relationship

Summary List PlacementPrince William and Prince Harry didn't walk side by side at their grandfather's funeral. Prince Philip's funeral was on Saturday at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.  Members of the royal family processed into the funeral, walking behind Prince Philip's custom hearse. Both Harry and William took part in the...

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Prince William and Prince Harry didn’t walk side by side at their grandfather’s funeral.

Prince Philip’s funeral was on Saturday at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. 

Members of the royal family processed into the funeral, walking behind Prince Philip’s custom hearse.

Both Harry and William took part in the procession, but they did not stand next to one another. Instead, their cousin, Peter Phillips, who is Princess Anne’s son, stood between them.

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There has been tension between Prince William and Prince Harry for some time, with Harry confirming that they were on “different paths” in October 2019. That tension increased after Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, during which they claimed that senior members of the royal family made racist comments about Archie’s skin

Harry traveled from the US for his 99-year-old grandfather’s funeral, marking his first visit to the UK since the pandemic began.

Buckingham Palace announced the brothers would not walk together ahead of the funeral, telling People that the decision was “a practical change rather than sending a signal.”

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“This is a funeral and we are not going to be drawn into perceptions of drama. The arrangements have been agreed and represent Her Majesty’s wishes,” the spokesperson said.

Harry and William seemed to confirm that the physical separation between them wasn’t a result of any tension between them by chatting after the funeral.

They were seen talking and walking together as they left the funeral. Kate Middleton talked with them as well, as NBC News Now captured on a video that TODAY then shared to Twitter.

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The brothers walked with multiple senior members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. 

Kate Middleton and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived at the funeral via car, while Meghan Markle was unable to attend because of her pregnancy

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