Prince Harry heals two-year rift with William in secret peace talks before bidding farewell to the royal family
The brothers' two-year quarrel stopped after the pair realized that it was "now or never." Although Harry has patched things up with William, he has still not been able to make a breakthrough with his father, Charles
Prince Harry and Prince William have reportedly repaired their familial rift, however, the former is still at odds with his father Prince Charles following the Duke of Sussex's dramatic exit from the royal life earlier this month.
On January 8, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had announced that they would step back as senior members of the royal family and work to become financially independent. This move could see the couple splitting their time between the UK and Canada.
Reports state that William and Harry's two-year quarrel stopped after the pair realized that it was "now or never." The duo reportedly held secret peace talks, facilitated by the Duchess of Cambridge Kate and the Duchess of Sussex Meghan. These conversations were separate from the one involving the Queen where Harry's future role was discussed.
"William and Harry have spent time together privately away from the official Sandringham Summit working on their relationship and discussing their future," a source told the Sun. "It has been ground-breaking in terms of saving their bond as brothers and has been totally driven by them. But Kate and Meghan, who was in Canada, did join in with some of the talks on more than one occasion — which is another sign of a real thaw in their relationship. Things are better."
"Given Harry is now permanently moving away, there was a realization if they didn't sort things out now, they never would," the source added.
The Sussexes have quit royal life and have renounced their HRH titles. The couple has already begun their transition phase of living in Canada, with Meghan already in the country with son Archie. The couple had gone to Canada to enjoy their Christmas holidays.
The outlet reported that although Harry has patched things up with William, he has still not made a breakthrough with his father Charles. The source described the father-son relationship as "far more complicated" as there was a "lack of trust there."
Harry, on Sunday night, broke his silence over the royal split, saying he felt "great sadness" at leaving the royal family but he and Meghan did not have any "other option" than to quit their duties as senior royals. The Duke of Sussex, however, vowed that the couple is "not just walking away."