PRINCES William and Harry and wives Kate and Meghan reunited in dramatic fashion yesterday in honor of the Queen.
The brothers put their differences aside as the four inspected flowers outside Windsor Castle.
A royal source said: “It was an important show of unity for the Queen.”
William’s olive branch was delivered and received less than an hour before the “Fab Four” gathered outside Windsor Castle.
Only William and Kate – newly appointed Princes and Princesses of Wales – were due to meet the public from 4.30pm.
But the walking tour was pushed back to 5.15pm to include Harry and Meghan.
The brothers had barely spoken to each other for two and a half years after the Sussexes left for the United States.
And it was the first time the couple had been seen in public as a foursome since Commonwealth Day in March 2020.
Yesterday shocked crowds cheered Harry, 37, and there were no boos for him or Meghan after the quartet took to the Long Walk.
A senior palace source said: “The Prince of Wales has invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to join him and the Princess of Wales earlier.
“The Prince of Wales felt it was an important show of unity for the Queen at an incredibly difficult time for the family.”
But it is understood past wounds have not fully healed and the walkabout was more of a temporary truce.
Well-wisher Winnie Davidge, 13, from Godalming, Surrey, asked Harry: “Do you miss the Queen?” He replied: “The castle feels so tranquil. You can feel her presence in every room.”
Harry told others in the crowd it was “a lonely place up there without her now”.
Banita Ranow, 28, said she overheard Kate telling the children next to her what her youngest son Louis, four, had said about the Queen’s death.
She said Kate told them, “Louis said at least Grandma is with great-grandfather (Philip) now.”
Ms Ranow said Kate “swelled up” as she spoke to the children.
Her mother Baljinder Ranow, 64, said: “I was so emotional. The Queen would have been happy about that.
“I just hope they stay that way in the future and that the brothers and the families come together.”
Crowds had queued for hours, crowding deep at barriers 10 times in hopes of seeing the royals.
The quartet seemed strained at first as they turned left through the gate to look at the thousands of flowers.
As the crowd applauded, a nervous-looking Meghan, 41, held Harry’s hand for reassurance.
Harry shook hands with four-year-old Emily Stamp, from Molesey, Surrey, who was sitting on her aunt Katherine Stamp’s shoulders.
Meghan said to the little girl, “Thanks, honey.”
Mum Jacqui Carbery, 48, of Bourne End, Bucks, who spoke with William, said: “I told him I was so sorry for the loss of his family.
“I told him his grandmother was such a remarkable woman.
“He said to me, ‘It’s hard to put into words how much she meant to me and to everyone.'”
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Retired nanny Diane Bishop, 54, from Twickenham, south west London, said: “Harry asked me my name, which made me a little awkward. After I said Diane he just smiled and laughed.
“I shook hands with Meghan and asked her how the kids were.
“She said they were doing great. Seeing them all together was such a shock. But hopefully that means they’ve buried the hatchet now.”
At one point, Kate tenderly touched William’s back, and Meghan did the same to Harry as they read heartfelt notes among the flowers.
William chatted warmly with Meghan and appeared to be leading all four as he waved goodbye to the crowd.
He told them: “Thank you everyone, thank you very much.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6193897/prince-william-harry-meghan-kate-unity-queen-tributes/ Prince William invited Harry and Meghan just an hour before greeting the mourners in Windsor in a stunning show of unity