Royal cousin could help heal Prince William and Harry’s rift

Prince William and Prince Harry’s bitter quarrel can be cured with the help of a cousin.

Peter Phillips – who is the son of Princess Anne and the eldest grandchild of the late Queen Elizabeth II – has reportedly “acted as a peacemaker” for his royal cousins, a source told The Telegraph.

And according to the outlet, it’s again “a role he could fill”.

“Peter is used to acting as a kind of buffer,” the insider noted. “Maybe he’s playing that part again in an effort to pull them together.”

Phillips, 44, previously acted as a physical buffer when he walked between the two estranged brothers during a funeral procession for their late grandfather, Prince Philip.

The businessman is reportedly in a close relationship with both William, 40, and Harry, 37. He shares two daughters, Savannah, 11, and Isla, 10, with his ex-wife, Autumn Kelly, and is currently 17th in line to the throne. .

Peter Phillips, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend 'The Patron's Lunch' celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday at The Mall on June 12, 2016 in London, England.
Peter Phillips is said to have a close relationship with both William and Harry.
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Harry and William have had a famous feud for a number of years. The frosty relationship was exacerbated by Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive sit-down with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, where the Duke of Sussex claimed his father, King Charles III, and William were “trapped” in the royal family.

The estrangement seems to have thawed – at least temporarily – when the two brothers, along with their wives, Kate Middleton and Markle, all stepped outside on Saturday to view the sea of ​​floral arrangements outside Windsor Castle.

Peter Phillips.
Phillips is the son of Princess Anne and 17th in line to the throne.
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The outing marked the first time the two couples, initially dubbed “The Fab Four” by the press, have appeared in public together since the Commonwealth Day Service on March 9, 2020.

“We are all very grateful – both sides put all things aside for the Queen,” a royal source told Vidak For Congress exclusively about the royal walk.

Anne, Princess Royal, Peter Phillips and Zara Phillips view the flowers left by mourners outside Balmoral Castle on September 10, 2022 in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Phillips joined his mother and sister, Zara Tindall, outside Balmoral Castle to watch the Queen’s tribute.

Phillips appeared outside Balmoral Castle earlier in the day, along with his mother and husband, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, and his sister, Zara Tindall. Along with other family members, including Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, they looked at floral tributes and cards left in honor of Queen Elizabeth II.

The palace announced on Saturday that the Queen’s funeral will take place on Monday, September 19. She died Thursday at the age of 96.

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