Shared grief over the death of the Duke of Edinburgh is an “ideal opportunity” to mend rifts within the Royal Family, former prime minister Sir John Major has said. His comments came after Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, suggested a coming-together for Prince Philip’s funeral could help heal any tensions. Prince Harry laid bare details of friction with members of his family during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in March. Asked during an appearance on the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme if he agreed with Cardinal Nichols, Sir John said: “I’m sure he is right, I hope he’s right, I believe he is right and I certainly hope so. “The friction that we are told has arisen is a friction better ended as speedily as possible, and a shared emotion, a shared grief, at the present time because of the death of their father, their grandfather, I think is an ideal opportunity. “I hope very much that it is possible to mend any rifts that may exist.” Cardinal Nichols had said during an interview with Times Radio on Saturday: “Many a family gather and get over tension and broken relationships at the time… Read full this story
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