When Prince Harry flew to the U.K. in April to attend the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip, some were surprised that he made a quick departure from the U.K., as he left just three days after the ceremony.
However, in the new epilogue of Finding Freedom, coauthors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand stated that the Duke of Sussex still managed to spend a few "precious moments" with Queen Elizabeth.
"To see each other after so long apart, the longest he hadn’t seen the Queen for, was very special. Despite everything that has happened, he has the utmost love and respect for her," a source told the two writers. "Her life of duty and service is one of the many ways in which she has inspired him to also serve."
Harry wasn't able to spend much time with his family ahead of the April 17 funeral since he had to quarantine due to COVID-19 guidelines. Wife Meghan Markle stayed home in California with their son Archie since she was in the third trimester of her pregnancy.
The occasion marked the first time the father-of-two came face-to-face with his family since he left royal life behind the year prior.
While speaking to Oprah Winfrey, he admitted that he "was worried" over the reunion.
To try and clam his nerves, he used coping techniques he learned in therapy.
"Going through the motions and being able to lean on the toolbox, and lean on the learnings that I’ve grown from over the past, it definitely made it a lot easier," he shared. "But the heart still pounds."
Since then, Harry has seen his family on one more occasion, as he and brother Prince William unveiled a statue of their late mother Princess Diana on July 1, which would have been her 60th birthday.
At the event, the siblings were seen smiling, and a source insisted to Us Weekly that things were headed in the right direction.
"William and Harry spent the morning before the statue unveiling looking through old keepsakes, notes from Diana and bonding. They have absolutely turned a new page in their relationship and have started the healing," the insider spilled. "Everyone around them was thrilled to see how close they were on the day of the statue unveiling."