The Queen won't be hosting a family summit to address the feud between Prince Harry and Prince William anytime soon, a royal biographer claims.

Author Ingrid Seward said the monarch, who turns 95 this week, "hates confrontation" and her children have a tough time getting her to talk about "anything other than dogs or horses".

This week, she will mark the first birthday of her reign without her late husband Prince Philip.

His funeral was the first time Harry, 36, had met up with his family since his and wife Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.

The monarchy’s reputation was left in tatters after Harry and Meghan, 39, accused the Royal Family of racism and the institution of failing to help the suicidal duchess, who is pregnant with a girl.

Queen Elizabeth II during the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh in St George's Chapel
Queen Elizabeth II during the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh

Ms Seward said any kind of family summit involving the Queen, at this stage at least, to address the Oprah interview and other issues at the heart of the rift would be unlikely.

She told The Times: "His (Harry's) grandmother will not be in the mood for it. She hates confrontation.

"The children have much difficulty getting the Queen to discuss anything other than dogs or horses.

"I remember Fergie telling me it took three weeks for them to try and get her to discuss their divorce. She kept saying, 'Oh, I’ve got to take the dogs for a walk'."

Prince Harry and Prince William at the funeral of Prince Philip.
Prince Harry had not seen Prince William for a year before the funeral of Prince Philip

Last year, the Queen called a summit at her Sandringham estate in Norfolk with Charles, William and Harry to find a solution to what was dubbed Megxit, as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex quit their roles as senior royals.

But ultimately the plan was unworkable and Harry and Meghan had to drop their HRH styles and walk away from the monarchy completely, in favour of earning their own money in the US, where they now live in a mansion in suburban Los Angeles.

Harry returned to the UK without his wife and their son Archie, who turns two next month, for his grandfather's funeral.

Meghan did not attend the funeral after being advised by doctors not to travel due to her being heavily pregnant with their second child.

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The brothers did not walk shoulder to shoulder behind Philip's coffin before the funeral on Saturday.

Their cousin, Princess Anne's son Peter Phillips walked between them in a formation approved by the Queen.

Harry, William and Kate Middleton were seen chatting after the service, and the Duchess of Cambridge played "peacemaker" as she slipped away to allow the brothers some time to talk alone as they walked away from the chapel together.