Prince William and Prince Harry are holding ‘weekly video calls’ and are ‘very much back on their old buddy terms’ ahead of reunion at Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, source claims
Prince William and Prince Harry are working on improving their bond with regular video calls and messages and are ‘very much back on their old buddy terms’, a source has claimed.
An insider explained the tension between the two brothers since the Duke of Sussex, 37, moved to California and quit his role in the royal family is being left in the past as they are now in frequent contact alongside their respective children.
The source told The Mirror that Harry and William are having one-to-ones without their wives.
They said: ‘The brothers needed time for everything to settle down. The family, including William, had been disappointed in the way Harry and Meghan chose to leave the royal family.
‘But now there is a strong feeling that what happened is in the past and that they have moved on… It seems that the two of them have healed the rift and are very much back on their old buddy terms.’
Prince Harry and Prince William (pictured with their wives in March 2020) have ‘healed’ their rift with WhatsApp messages and FaceTime calls, according to a source
An insider explained the tension between the two brothers (pictured) since the Duke of Sussex, 37, moved to California and quit his role in the royal family is being left in the past as they are now in frequent contact alongside their respective children
The source explained that Harry and William have been exchanging WhatsApp messages every few days and have included their children in FaceTime calls.
However, Meghan and Kate, both 40, haven’t been involved in the video calls as they are giving their husbands time to bond.
According to the source, William sees Meghan as a ‘good mother and loyal wife’ to his brother.
‘Meghan’s distance from Kate has also helped heal the friction bet the two men,’ the source added.
It has been claimed that the Duchess of Cambridge made Meghan cry during a bridesmaid dress fitting for her 2018 nuptials.
The source said that Harry and William (pictured) are having one-to-ones without their wives
Having not spoken to each other since the Duchess of Sussex quit royal duties two years ago, the Queen’s platinum Jubilee will be their first time reuniting.
Rumours of a rift between Prince Harry and Prince William emerged in 2019 when the brothers divided their households following a series of disagreements about Harry’s role.
It was also claimed that Harry was upset when William advised him not to rush into marriage with ‘this girl’, which the younger brother took as a slight against Meghan.
After the infamous ‘Sandringham summit’ – when the Megxit deal was hammered out – William and Harry went for a walk to clear the air. However they did not part shores as friends, it was reported.
Meghan and Harry are reportedly expected to fly to England with their children Archie, three and 11-month-old Lilibet this week.
The couple’s return to London is their first trip to the UK with their children and they are expected to go straight to Frogmore when they arrive.
Harry and Meghan told the Queen they will keep a low profile during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations as the family comes together next weekend
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told the Queen they will keep a low profile during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations next weekend and only take part in official engagements after the monarch ‘ordered the family to come together’ with ‘no dramas’ to overshadow the event.
Harry and Meghan will reportedly take part in the service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 3 June after Trooping the Colour on Thursday 2 June – but will not appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony with senior working members of the Royal family.
Harry and Meghan are also facing a dilemma with how to celebrate their little girl’s birthday, who turns one on Saturday 4 June.
A source told The Sun: ‘Harry and Meghan will want to celebrate Lilibet’s birthday somehow with their family. But diaries are full on Saturday. There isn’t much wriggle room to fit in a birthday party for a one-year-old.’