Which Members Of The Royal Family Snubbed Harry At Prince Philip's Funeral?

Prince Harry attended the funeral for his grandfather, Prince Philip, on April 17, marking the Duke of Sussex's first public appearance with other royal family members in more than a year. While just about everyone knows that Harry's relationship with his brother, Prince William, and his father, Prince Charles, is strained, there are reportedly other family members that haven't been super happy with Harry following his decision to step down as a senior member of the royal family, and move to California, according to the Daily Mail. Couple that decision with Harry's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired back on March 7, and there is no question that this trip to the UK was going to be awkward for the Duke of Sussex, to say the least.

Us Weekly previously reported that William and Harry would not walk next to each other during the procession behind Philip's casket as it was carried to St. George's Chapel. However, the Daily Mail has since reported that it was actually William's request to have someone stand between them — their cousin Peter Phillips was the chosen one. But beyond the rumored snub from his own brother, Harry's frosty welcome to the UK extended out further than his immediate family, according to the report. Read on to find out which members of the royal family allegedly snubbed the duke. 

Prince Harry reportedly wasn't greeted by his own aunt and uncle

According to the Daily Mail, there has been "a great deal of frostiness" happening since Prince Harry arrived in the UK on April 11. As the Duke of Sussex quarantined at Frogmore Cottage, according to People, his own aunt and uncle reportedly "failed to acknowledge him," according to the Daily Mail. The report indicated that Princess Anne and Prince Edward — and his wife Sophie — didn't have much at all to do with Harry upon his arrival. "There is a deep sense of protection towards the Queen and resentment towards Harry. There is little sympathy for him after what he and Meghan said on Oprah," a source told the outlet, adding that they "are still very upset."

Following the funeral, tensions between Harry and Prince William seemed to ease. The two brothers were seen walking together on their way to Windsor Castle, chatting most of the way. There didn't seem to be any hostility or uneasiness as the boys made their way inside. It's unknown if Harry has had a chance to speak to any of his aunts or uncles, or if he has plans to stay in the UK and try to smooth things over with his father, but only time will tell at this point.

Prince Harry was thought to snub Prince William upon his arrival in the UK

Interestingly, many people seemed to think that Prince Harry snubbed his own brother after flying into Heathrow Airport. Harry's very decision to stay at Frogmore Cottage at Windsor Castle, per People, instead of staying with his own brother at Kensington Palace (or at his other residence at Anmer Hall) could have been a snub; why wouldn't he stay with his own brother, despite their rift?

According to SheKnows, it's entirely possible that Harry's decision to stay at Frogmore wasn't a snub at all. The cottage is where he once lived with Meghan Markle. These days, Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank have been calling the cottage home, with Harry and Meghan's blessing, of course. Harry and Eugenie have always been close, so it makes sense that Harry would stay with them upon his return to the UK. And, there's probably more to it even still. It's possible that Harry didn't stay with William because he wanted to be close to his grandmother. Queen Elizabeth has called Windsor Castle home for more than a year, and, according to the Daily Mail, she has decided to live there full time following the death of her husband. SheKnows also points out that it's possible that William and his wife Kate Middleton may have opened their home to other family members ahead of the funeral. They also have a full, busy house with three little ones running around!

Prince Harry is likely to leave England soon

Prince Harry is more than likely going to fly back to the United States soon. Although he and his family may have a lot of things to talk about, a source previously told Us Weekly that Harry was worried about leaving his wife, Meghan Markle, home "when she's so far along in her pregnancy." A source told the outlet that Harry would stay in the UK "for a week," but did not provide any details about Harry's travel plans past that.

If members of the royal family don't want Harry around, there's really no reason for him to stay. It's possible that he's been able to meet with his grandmother during this trying time — after his self-isolation and, perhaps, a negative COVID-19 test, of course — but getting into deep discussions about his experience living under the monarchy's rule, and other things that he mentioned during his interview with Oprah Winfrey, may not be the most appropriate, given that the family is currently mourning the death of Prince Philip.