Prince Harry has reached out to his family ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral to heal 'raw wounds'

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021
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Prince Harry has reportedly contacted Prince William, Prince Charles, and his cousins, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, to ‘park disputes’ ahead of Prince Philip's funeral.

Prince Harry returned to the UK for his grandfather's, Prince Philip’s funeral, for the first time since he and Meghan gave a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Prince Philip passed away (opens in new tab) last Friday at the age of 99 after being married to the Queen (opens in new tab) for 73 years.

Prince Harry has been self-isolating near to Prince William (opens in new tab) ahead of the send off and sources claim he has contacted his family in an attempt to make amends.

Harry has reportedly reached out to his brother Prince William, his father Prince Charles, and his cousins Princess Eugenie and Beatrice to put their disagreements on hold so they can all focus on the funeral.

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

They continued, "This is about giving the Duke the send-off he deserves surrounded by his family."

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R) watch the fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace

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The funeral will be the first time he has seen his family since he and Meghan stepped down from their royal duties and moved to their new LA home. 

Meghan and Prince Harry stepped back (opens in new tab) from their roles as senior royals over a year ago, moving to their new home in LA (opens in new tab) to start a new life with their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (opens in new tab), who is one of the Queen's ten great-grandchildren (opens in new tab).

Prince Harry and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final

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During the Oprah interview, it was claimed that an unnamed member of the royal family had made a comment about Archie’s skin (opens in new tab) colour - it was later confirmed by Oprah (opens in new tab) that it wasn't the Queen or Prince Philip who made the remarks.

Harry also described his relationship with brother William as "distance" and admitted that Prince Charles stopped taking his calls (opens in new tab) when he first left his senior royal role.

“In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, we had the conversation of he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title and, also, concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” Meghan told Oprah.

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.