Harry and William are 'past all high drama' after emotional phone call to settle major rifts, reveals expert
Things are reportedly coming to normal between Prince Harry and Prince William following a hectic few months. Some reports earlier claimed that the two royal brothers were not on good terms after Harry chose to step down from senior royal duties with his wife, Meghan.
However, now a royal expert has revealed that the brothers are “back in touch”. Their relationship is on the mend after a string of events that happened over the past few months, including their father, Prince Charles' battle with Covid-19, Harry’s move from the palace, and reported conflict between Meghan and Kate Middleton.
“There have been clearly some quite major rifts in that relationship, but things have got better and I know that William and Harry are in touch on the phone. They have done video calls together, they have done a lot of family birthdays and I think with Prince Charles not being well, that really forced the brothers to pick up the phone and get back in touch,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight.
According to reports, Harry and William started working on their relationship in February. But Nicholl claimed that with the Duke of Sussex feeling homesick after moving to Los Angeles, it has been the “right time” to reconnect with his elder brother. She also said that the rumored tension between Meghan and Kate has shrunk.
“I think there is a sense of relief on both sides that this high drama is now a thing of the past. The Sussexes are free to get on with their new lives [and] the Cambridges can get back to their old lives without all the upset and drama that was clearly a big deal behind the scenes. I think Kate and William miss Harry and Meghan to a degree, but certainly, they miss Harry [being] around and part of their lives,” the expert stated.
Besides, Nicholl also claimed that there were high chances that the royal family did a group video call for Harry and Meghan’s son, Archie’s birthday. The grandson of Charles turned one on May 6.
“I am quite sure there would have been communication between the Cambridges and the Prince of Wales and I am told Harry picks up the phone regularly to his grandmother, the queen. They had that same call on her birthday. I'm sure there was a Zoom birthday call for Archie, too,” the expert added.
Nicholl also cleared some doubts regarding Harry’s involvement in his British charities post-Megxit as she said, he is “very much in touch” with organizations he works with. She said it’s just another way of the 35-year-old to soothe his feelings of homesickness. “The idea that they would just go over to America and forget about these charities and organizations — particularly in Harry’s case [when] they've been a part of his life for so long — that's absolutely not the case.
“Harry keeps in touch with them regularly. He probably misses some of the people that he works with. He's been a patron of charities like WellChild for many, many years [so] he's forged close friendships there, so yes — he's missing his friends and picking up the phone for them,” Nicholl told the outlet.
The royal expert also gave an idea of Harry and Meghan’s new life in America as she said, “They've settled into their lives in LA and this is the pathway for the future. I'm told they feel a great sense of freedom and they’re really enjoying their new lives and [doing] things a bit more on their terms.”
Continuing, Nicholl mentioned that because of the coronavirus pandemic, the couple is very much set for the new form of communication, i.e. phone and video calls, with their loved ones back at home. “[For] Meghan and Harry, this will be the way of the future. They will not be jumping on a plane all the time to come to Britain. Covid has given them the opportunity to road test a way of working.
“These conference calls [are] a way for them to communicate and touch base with people back at home. I think Covid-19 has fast-tracked what was always going to be a future way of working for them, being so far away from many of their charities,” Nicholl added.