PRINCE Philip’s funeral could heal the Royal rift as Prince Harry and Prince Charles are forced to reunite, it has been claimed.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, suggested a coming together for Prince Philip’s funeral could help heal any family tensions.
It would mark the first time Harry has come face-to-face with his family since he and Meghan sat down with Oprah Winfrey for their explosive interview last month.
Asked if he agreed with Mr Nichols, Sir John said: “I’m sure he is right, I hope he’s right, I believe he is right and I certainly hope so.
“The friction that we are told has arisen is a friction better ended as speedily as possible, and a shared emotion, a shared grief, at the present time because of the death of their father, their grandfather, I think is an ideal opportunity.
“I hope very much that it is possible to mend any rifts that may exist.”
The Duke of Edinburgh died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace announced Friday – leaving the Queen in deep mourning over his passing.
His funeral will be held at St George’s Chapel – the same place where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who was married to the Queen for 73 years and described as her constant strength, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, the Royal Family said in a statement.
Philip was taken to London’s King Edward VII Hospital on February 16 after feeling unwell.
Philip’s death comes amid a turmoil-filled 12 months for the royals after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quit the royal family.
Prince Philip remained one of the hardest working royals in history – since 1952 he attended 22,219 solo engagements and 637 overseas tours in a career marked by his famous gaffes, wit and wisdom.
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