Prince William and Harry talk on the phone as Kate acts as ‘peacekeeper’ between brothers
The brothers are unlikely to meet in person until Saturday morning, ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral in Windsor, but have reportedly spoken on the phone since Harry landed in the UK
Prince Harry has reportedly spoken on the phone with his brother William since arriving in the UK – and Kate Middleton is expected to play the role of ‘peacekeeper‘ between them at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.
The brothers, who have had a difficult relationship for the past two years, will not see each other in person until Saturday as Harry is forced into self-isolation.
But insiders say they are putting their differences aside in order to support the Queen after their grandfather dies.
A royal source said: “William and Harry managed to talk to each other on the phone. They totally agree that this week is absolutely about supporting the Queen, the rest of the family and commemorating the life and life of the family. inheritance from their grandfather.
Kate would have “hope for a resolution”, The telegraph reports, as the family stands united.
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An insider told the newspaper: “Being so close to her own siblings, Pippa and James, and having witnessed first-hand the special bond between William and Harry, she found the whole situation difficult and upsetting.”
And they added: “He is certainly someone who avoids conflict and hopes to ease tensions.”
During his explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry described his relationship with William as “space” and claimed his brother was “trapped” in the royal family.
And his wife Meghan alleged Kate had made him cry, wondering why reports suggesting it was the other way around had not been corrected by royal assistants.
They will finally see each other on Saturday morning, before the funeral at Windsor Castle, which begins at 3 p.m.
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It will be their first face-to-face meeting in over a year, after Harry and his wife Meghan left the UK for America, eventually settling in a mansion in California.
Another source told The Telegraph they would be “keen to spend time together as a family,” and said: “They know it’s not about them Saturday – it’s about honoring the memory of their grandfather and support their grandmother. “
William and Kate are at Amner Hall, their home in Norfolk, and are not expected to be in London until later this week, while Harry is in quarantine at Frogmore House, Windsor, awaiting the results of a Covid test.
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Harry was not joined by his wife Meghan Markle, who is pregnant with a daughter, nor by their one-year-old son Archie.
They are staying at their home in Montecito, Calif., After doctors advised the Duchess not to make the long trip due to her pregnancy.