It was the big surprise of an already very eventful day: Prince William (40) and his brother Prince Harry (37) put their long-standing conflict aside in view of the death of their grandmother and came to the grieving fans in front of Windsor Castle together with their wives Princess Kate (40) and Duchess Meghan (41). As 'Mail Online' reports, the meeting of King Charles III. (73), the father of the princes.
The king is said to have instructed his sons to settle their ongoing feud before the queen's funeral. Charles phoned William, who then called Harry. In this conversation, the new Prince of Wales is said to have asked his younger brother to accompany him on the walk in front of Windsor Castle.
The surprise appearance marked the first time the two couples have appeared in public together since Commonwealth Day on March 9, 2020. And it's the first time William and Harry have been spotted in public together since attending the opening of the memorial honoring their mother, Princess Diana (1961-1997).
For almost an hour, they inspected together - Harry and Meghan mostly hand in hand - the sea of flowers that had been laid in honor of the popular monarch at the gates of the royal estate.
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The Sussexes, who live in Montecito, California, happened to be in the UK on business when the Queen's health suddenly took a turn for the worse on Thursday. It is believed that the Sussexes had not previously made any plans to meet the Waleses (William and Kate), despite staying at Frogmore Cottage, just 700 meters from Williams and Kate's new home, Adelaide Cottage. But both William and Harry rushed to Balmoral on Thursday after it was clear the Queen was serious. (spot on news/abl)