Prince Harry ‘has contacted William, Charles, Beatrice and Eugenie’ to ‘park disputes’ ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral

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Prince Harry has contacted his brother Prince William, father Prince Charles, and cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie after arriving in the UK ahead of his grandfather Prince Philip's funeral, according to reports.

The 36 year old will come face to face with his family for the first time since his and wife Meghan Markle's explosive Oprah Winfrey interview — in which he claimed William, 38, and Charles, 72, are "trapped" within the system of the Royal family — on Saturday.

But it has now been claimed that he wanted to "park any disputes" ahead of their reunion at the funeral, which will be broadcast around the world.

A source said: "Despite everything that has gone on and the wounds are still pretty raw, everyone is hoping any disputes will be parked for another day.

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"This is about giving the Duke the send off he deserves surrounded by his family," the insider continued to tell Mirror Online.

It was reported earlier this week that William's wife Kate Middleton was to "act as a peacemaker" during a phone call between her husband and Harry.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, is understood to be helping brothers Harry and William put on a "unified" front for The Queen following Prince Philip's death.


A source told The Telegraph: "They know it is not about them on Saturday — it is about honouring their grandfather's memory and supporting their grandmother.

"I would be extremely surprised if that wasn't front and centre of both their minds. They will be keen to spend time together as a family, in the same time zone for once."

Meanwhile, another insider said: "The entire focus is on the Queen. No exceptions. A family unified."

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A separate source also told the publication: "Being so close to her own siblings, Pippa and James, and having witnessed first-hand the special bond between William and Harry, [Kate] has found the whole situation difficult and upsetting."

The insider added: "She is certainly someone who shies away from conflict, and will be hoping to sooth the tensions."

Harry and Meghan's friend and biographer Omid Scobie took to Good Morning Britain on Tuesday to discuss how the siblings will be putting their differences aside as they mourn their grandfather.

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It was suggested the Duke of Cambridge was t"aking a dig" at his brother in his statement when he highlighted Philip's length of service to the Queen and country and said: "I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job."

Omid observed: "He really is thinking about getting back to work. I don't think it was anything aimed at his brother.

"In fact I think across the board in the Royal family right now everyone is really looking at putting differences aside to focus the one thing that matters and that's focusing on Prince Philip's life and legacy but also rallying around the Queen during her time of need."

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