Prince William and Prince Harry’s Talks Are Reportedly “Off to a Good Start,” But “This Whole Argument Runs So Deep”
Since getting a chance to speak face-to-face at Prince Philip’s funeral, the relationship between Prince Harry and Prince William seems to be on the mend. But a friend of the royal family warns there won’t be any quick fixes to this deep-rooted rift between the two brothers.
While the two princes were made to walk with their cousin Peter Phillips separating them on the way in to St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday, on the way out they were spotted chatting in a friendly manner. “I think it’s a good start and it was lovely to see, but this whole argument runs so deep. I don’t think there is any quick fix,” a friend told People. “Knowing family, it can mend a bit and then can slip back a bit.” Another observer, historian and author of Battle of Brothers Robert Lacey, seemed equally confident that William and Harry’s relationship is slowly getting back on track, telling the outlet that the ceremony’s “procession choreography, in retrospect, was a mistake. As we saw, they could have walked side-by-side quite happily after all. What pleased me afterward was that it all seemed so totally natural, and they drifted to each other like the old days.”
It seems that the brothers still have a lot of work to do, however, as a family friend confided to Vanity Fair, “It was a case of being told to put their differences aside by the Queen for the sake of the family. William and other members of the family have some very strong feelings about some of the things Harry and Meghan said on Oprah and things need to be talked through, but this was not the occasion and everyone respected that. It’s going to take more than a wake to sort things out, but this is hopefully a start.” But that start was ultimately cut short as Harry—who was very worried about leaving his pregnant wife Meghan Markle alone at home—headed back to California on Tuesday, one day before Queen Elizabeth’s 95th birthday. “Harry felt terrible leaving Meghan behind, it has been a very hard week and he wants to get back to her as soon as possible,” another insider told Vanity Fair.
And apparently, the Duke of Sussex has been “constantly doting” on his wife throughout her pregnancy, but especially as she prepares to give birth to their second child this summer. A source revealed to Us Weekly that “Harry is helping out around the house. He’s always such a supportive partner, but when Meghan is pregnant, Harry takes on the brunt of physical responsibilities, cooking for her and making her comfortable.” They added that Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, “hasn’t been around too much” in recent months, but Harry has stepped up to take care of his wife.
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