Coming together for the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh could help heal any tensions between the Royal Family and the Duke of Sussex, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said.
Prince Harry landed in the UK earlier this week in order to attend the funeral of his grandfather. However, his wife, Meghan, was advised not to travel due to her pregnancy.
Prince Philip’s funeral will take place this weekend at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, on Saturday 17th April.
Cardinal Nichols said gathering for the funeral could allow the family to have “a comparative bit of privacy” together.
“I think there might be a bit of consolation in it for the Royal Family actually because it just gives them a chance to be close and to have a comparative bit of privacy,” he told Times Radio.
While acknowledging the huge numbers of people who will watch the ceremony, the cardinal noted that not being in the public eye the whole time might help the young prince.
“Many a family gather and get over tension and broken relationships at the time of a funeral. Something very profound unites them all again. And that would be true for this family, I’m sure,” he added.
Picture: Princes Philip and Harry. (Sky News Screen Grab).