A warm return home for Prince Harry. On Saturday April 17, the Duke of Sussex appeared alongside the royal family on the occasion of the funeral of Prince Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99. Sad circumstances for this first return to his homeland since moving to Los Angeles with his wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie. But also, to find the Windsors, with whom he was not the most tender in an interview with Oprah Winfrey last March, which earned him a rather austere reception by some.
Indeed, several sources reported to the Daily Mail that Prince Harry had felt a lot of “coldness” from some members of his family when he arrived in the United Kingdom a week before his grandfather’s funeral, in particular observe a period of isolation at Frogmore Cottage, thus reserving his first visit to his cousin Eugenie who now resides there. Separated from his brother William during the procession, at the latter’s request, by his cousin Peter Philips, Prince Harry also did not receive greetings from his aunt Princess Anne, or even from his uncle Prince Edward and his wife Sophie from Wessex, neither before nor after the ceremony, according to a source.
Prince Andrew “the only one to have expressed sympathy” towards Harry
According to the Daily Mail, this lack of recognition towards Prince Harry is simply a testament to strong protection on the part of some towards Elizabeth II and the monarchy, while the Duke of Sussex accused the Windsors of racism in his interview granted to Oprah Winfrey. And if he was at the end of the ceremony closer to Prince William and Kate Middleton, a member of the family did not hesitate to come and greet him on this sad day. “Ironically, the only one to have expressed sympathy for him is Prince Andrew,” a tabloid source said, while he was removed from public life after being accused of sexual assault, and has always presented as an “outsider”, especially after his marriage to Sarah Ferguson, little appreciated among the Windsors. In addition, Prince Harry was able to get closer to his father Prince Charles after the ceremony, making this return a highlight.
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