"Hurt" Kate Middleton is key to healing rift between Harry and William

Kate, William and their once close brother-in-law Harry were seen together for the first time in over a year today at Prince Philip’s funeral.

All family members have put aside any differences with Prince Harry – following his recent explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey – to come together in grief.

Kate seemed to offer Harry an olive branch as she chatted with him as they left the Chapel of Silence.

According to royal observer Daniela Elser, this couldn’t have been easy for her – given Meghan Markle’s revelations about Kate’s personal behavior in the same interview, she reports Daily star.

Kate and William have had a close relationship with Harry since he and his wife Meghan decided to move to LA to live more independently.

It just got worse and worse when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down for an unreserved interview with US chat show Queen Oprah.

On TV chat, the couple made a number of claims – including one about Kate’s behavior towards Meghan.

During the interview, Meghan corrected a long-standing rumor that she made Kate cry before her wedding to Harry in 2018, saying it was “the opposite”.

The Duchess of Sussex said Kate made her cry during a bridesmaid adjustment – but the palace wouldn’t publicly refute the inaccurate reports Meghan left Kate in tears.

The Duchess of Sussex said Kate made her cry during a bridesmaid adjustment – but the palace wouldn’t publicly refute the inaccurate reports Meghan left Kate in tears.

Meghan told Oprah, “The story with Kate that didn’t take place was really, really difficult, and something that … I think everything has really changed.”

Although Meghan was quick to say Kate apologized for the incident, Elser says her reveal must have been “all over ouch” to the Cambridges.

“In order for Kate to act as a mediator now, she would have to go beyond recent events and put the good of the crown before her own feelings,” she writes.

According to Elser, the clash between the couples has “wider implications” for the royal family and their reputation in the world.

“That’s why Kate’s mediator role is so charged and extremely important,” says Elser.

Meghan said Kate made her cry ahead of their 2018 wedding

“This is not just about repairing a fraternal chasm, but also about improving the image of the royal house after its ruinous, ugliest chapter in decades.”

She adds: “Forget about rejecting Kate as a decorative broodmare. At the moment she is what the Palace Kofi Annan comes closest to.”

After the funeral, the family visited the Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Harry is expected to fly back to LA on a private jet shortly thereafter.

Since arriving in the UK, he had been quarantined at Frogmore Cottage, his former home in Windsor – with no chance of seeing William and Kate yet.

The Duchess’ once close friendship with Harry was one of the many victims of the split between him and the rest of the royals.

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