Estranged royal brothers Prince William and Prince Harry “need extended negotiations” before Joint public appearance Pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday and greet the mourners.
The warring families put on a united front for a stroll outside Windsor Castle at the weekend, where they thanked people who had gathered there to offer their condolences and viewed mounds of flowers and balloons left there.
However, the show of solidarity required “extended behind-the-scenes negotiations in advance” and later delayed their arrival for the walk by 45 minutes. According to the Times of London.
Prince William, the newly appointed Prince of Wales and heir to the throne, held out an olive branch ahead of the reunion.
“The Prince of Wales has invited the Duke and Duchess to join him and the Princess of Wales,” a representative for Prince William told the outlet in a statement.
“The Prince of Wales thought it was an important show of solidarity at an incredibly difficult time for the family.”
The crowd was delighted to see the two brothers side by side again.
The brothers and their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, then spent nearly an hour shaking hands, accepting flowers and talking at length with royal fans who had waited hours to catch a glimpse of them.
The reunion happened after their father, King Charles III. Markle has reportedly been banned from joining other family members At the Queen’s Bed in Balmoral on Thursday before her death.
A royal source told The Sun that Charles “made it very, very clear that Meghan would not be welcome”.
The hike was the couple’s first time appeared together publicly Amidst their ongoing feud since Commonwealth Day, March 9.
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