Prince William and Prince Harry both agreed that their grandfather’s funeral was what Philip wanted, lip readers have claimed.
The two brothers sat opposite one another as they bid farewell to their grandfather at St George’s Chapel in Windsor yesterday.
In what looked like a step towards reconciliation after tensions between them, Harry and William were seen chatting afterwards.
According to lip readers, when the Duke of Cambridge, 38, took off his face mask, he said: “Yes it was great, wasn’t it.”
The Duke of Sussex, 36, seemed to reply: “It was as he wanted.”
When they left St George’s Chapel, William and Harry briefly spoke to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
According to the Express, William told his brother after the chat: “Absolutely beautiful service, ah, the music.”
Shortly after that, Harry and William started walking together towards the castle with Kate next to them.
The Duchess of Cambridge then was seen speaking to the Countess of Wessex, leaving the brothers side to side, walking and talking alone.
Body language analyst Adrianne Carter said they appeared at ease.
She said: “Kate seemed to take the lead in chatting, but when the brothers started to walk together it was entirely natural with no sign of stress or discord in their companionship. There was no forced show and no sign of avoiding each other.
“In fact William paused so Harry could walk up the hill with them. It looks to me like grief has reunited them.”
Yesterday was the first time Harry met his family after moving to the US with his wife Meghan Markle last year and after their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.
A royal source said: “It’s no secret tensions have been running incredibly high of late, not to mention the brothers have barely uttered a word to each other in many months.
“Perhaps with the Duke’s passing and their grandmother’s call for unity it could be the catalyst for a renewed relationship. Everyone certainly hopes so.”
ITN’s Tom Bradby said: “It’s often said funerals are a time for reconciliation and that’s a scene a lot of people wanted to see, not least the family itself.”
Harry’s wife Meghan could not travel to the UK for the funeral because she is heavily pregnant and a doctor told her not to make the long trip.
However, she still followed the proceedings through an online stream from their Los Angeles home.
Meghan’s biographer Omid Scobie said Prince Philip’s funeral was a ” very sad day for Meghan “.
He said the Duchess of Sussex would be grieving as she “has also lost a family member”.
During a live broadcast for American TV channel ABC News, the writer and journalist said: “Although Meghan isn’t here, she is of course supporting Harry. Her mind is very much on the situation over here.
“We know that she’s supporting Harry in this very difficult week for him, but she’ll also be sad because this is also the loss of a family member for her.”