In more ways than one, Prince Philip’s death has brought the royal family back together. For instance, at the Duke’s funeral, Harry and William spoke to each other for the first time in over a year.
Despite their bitter feud, Harry and William were seen having a friendly talk with Kate Middleton after Philip’s funeral.
According to body language researcher Elaine Swann, this indicates that the two brothers already have feelings for each other.
As the Duke of Cambridge leaned in toward his brother, she described it as a “very hopeful [sign] for these two young men,.”
“William did his best to open his body language toward his brother,” Swann explained of the siblings’ post-funeral walk. “You must consider the fact that he turned it against him. So, in that window, it says, ‘Come on in.’ Let’s talk, let’s chat.’ He didn’t walk side by side, but he actually turned toward his brother,” the etiquette expert went on.
Swann went on to say that the royal princes’ attitude to each other after the memorial suggested a potential reconciliation.
“When you know that you have offended or maybe upset your older sibling, then you’re going to do what you can to kind of make it right,” she said. “You recognize two siblings trying to pull it together. I think Harry was doing his best to say, ‘Hey, you know, bro, we’re, we’re still here. I’m still here. I still love you.’”
Swann goes on to describe how Prince Harry and Prince William reunited in their mourning at their grandfather’s death.
“I believe it is a step in the right direction because whenever we lose a loved one, the other thing we begin to do is inventory,” she said adding, “The death of the prince really has fast tracked everyone in this family to think about how life is, in the fact that when someone’s gone, then they’re gone.”
“This family is looking at the whole scope of things and recognizing that life is precious,” Swann said. “And so, what a way for [Philip] to really, in my opinion, kind of pull this family back together again.”