KEY POINTS

  • Kate Middleton and her family will be by Prince William's side during Prince Philip's funeral, a report says
  • The Duke of Cambridge is expected to reunite with Prince Harry during the service
  • Prince William reportedly feels "heartbroken" after Prince Harry publicized their rift in his interview with Oprah Winfrey

Prince William will have his wife Kate Middleton and her family's support during his grandfather Prince Philip's funeral, where he is expected to reunite with his younger brother Prince Harry, according to a report.

The Middletons will be by Prince William's side when he comes face-to-face with Prince Harry for the first time since the latter quit royal duties and moved to California, Page Six reported, citing unnamed sources. Carole and Michael Middleton are expected to attend the funeral of Prince Philip, who passed away Friday at age 99, the report said.

The Duchess of Cambridge's parents have grown close to Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla, an unnamed royal source told the outlet. "They really are all good friends," the source said.

Prince Philip's funeral will be held at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle next Saturday after eight days of public mourning, Page Six reported. The service is likely to be attended by close family and friends only due to COVID-19 restrictions in the U.K.

The outlet noted that Prince William would need their support because he was "heartbroken" after the Duke of Sussex revealed details about their private family matters in his and Meghan Markle's CBS tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.

During the interview, Prince Harry claimed his older brother was "trapped" in his royal life, much like their father.

Markle's friend Gayle King then later said on "CBS This Morning" that Prince Harry had already talked to Prince Charles and Prince William since the interview aired, but their conversations were "unproductive."

Following her update, a report said the Duke of Cambridge no longer feels comfortable talking to Prince Harry over the phone after King was able to gain access to the contents of their private conversation.

"William was left reeling. He says it was a cheap shot to leak details of their private call and that he twisted the truth," an unnamed source told Us Weekly. "He’s putting himself at risk of the same thing happening again."

Another report said Prince William and Prince Harry only talked about the statue they had commissioned in honor of their mom Princess Diana when they spoke following the interview. The statue is set to be unveiled on July 1 in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace.

"The conversation Harry and William had after the big interview didn’t end well. And yes, they agreed over the statue, but communication between them was sparse and over email and WhatsApp," an unnamed source told Us Weekly.

Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry during The Patron's Lunch celebrations for The Queen's 90th birthday at The Mall on June 12, 2016, in London. Photo: Getty Images/Jeff Spicer