Prince William and Prince Harry ensured they walked together after Prince Philip's funeral yesterday to put a stop to suggestions that they were not on speaking terms, according to a palace insider.
It was the first time the brothers had come face to face with each other since the Duke of Sussex and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex sat down for a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
During the chat, Harry had told Oprah that the thought his brother, William, and father, Prince Charles, were "trapped" in the Royal family, and Meghan said that it was actually Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who made her cry during a disagreement over Meghan's wedding arrangements.
At the time of the interview, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh was in hospital, having undergone heart surgery.
Three weeks later, he passed away at the age of 99.
After his death was announced, Prince Harry, 36, did not hesitate to fly straight back to Britain from his home in Montecito, California, but had to isolate in Frogmore Cottage before the funeral and therefore did not have chance to speak face to face with any family members before the ceremony took place.
Walking behind the coffin, the brothers were separated by Peter Phillips, the son of Anne, Princess Royal, a decision which some speculated was made to keep the supposedly 'warring' brothers were kept firmly apart.
There has even been a suggestion it was requested by Prince William himself.
During the sombre procession, William and Harry did not make eye contact.
In St George's Chapel, the same place where Harry married his wife, Meghan Markle, 39, Harry had to sit alone, opposite the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Meghan was not able to travel back to the UK with her husband due to being in the late stages of her pregnancy.
However she sent a handwritten note which was placed on a wreath at the service.
William and Harry didn't appear to share any glances during the ceremony, making sure their eyes were mostly fixed on their grandfather's coffin.
But afterwards, as the 30-strong congregation filed out of the chapel, it was a different story.
First, Harry was seen chatting with the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, on their way out of the funeral.
Kate could be seen looking over to her brother-in-law and exchanging a few words, while William talked to other members of the congregation.
The group then chose not to get into the waiting cars, planned to take them back to Windsor Castle, in favour of walking in the sunshine instead.
As they walked on, Kate dropped behind allowing the brothers to speak one-to-one as they continued across the castle's car park.
Last night, a palace insider said William and Harry were conscious of the “optics” of not walking together in the funeral procession and “understood the importance” of putting on a united front, according to the Telegraph.
It's not known what the brothers discussed, though they seemed amicable as they chatted. Lipreaders have speculated they both agreed the funeral was what their grandfather would have wanted.
Harry and William also spoke on the phone last week after the Duke of Sussex arrived back in the UK last weekend, but had not seen each other face to face.
In fact, Harry had not seen any of his family members in person since March 2020, when he briefly returned home for his final royal engagement - the Commonwealth Day Service.
As of last night, Harry remained in the UK, sparking suggestions that there may be time for him to meet with his father, Prince Charles, privately.
It's not known how long he will stay for, or if he will see other family members, including the Queen, who remained stoic as she laid her beloved husband to rest yesterday.
Kate was said to be "hopeful of a resolution" and a source said she could act as peacemaker during Harry's short stay.
The next time William and Harry are expected to be side by side is at the unveiling of a statue for their late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales on 1 July to commemorate her 60th birthday.