Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, recognized the historic anniversary of Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, on Thursday.
ET can confirm that Meghan and Harry privately congratulated William and Kate on their 10th wedding anniversary. The news bodes well for those hoping that Harry and William will mend their difficult relationship. The brothers were also seen speaking to each other at the funeral of their grandfather, Prince Philip, earlier this month.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl previously told ET that Kate served as a “peacemaker” for Harry and William at the funeral, which took place at Windsor Castle on April 17. Meghan, who is pregnant with her and Harry’s second child, was not cleared by her doctor. to attend.
“I’ve always understood that behind the scenes, Kate has gone to great lengths to forge a rapprochement and act as a peacemaker between William and Harry,” Nicholl told ET. “She loves Harry. She says that she is the sister he never had. It has broken her heart watching them fight, and I think she is one of the few people, one of the few members of the family who could really push the brothers together, which he did in a very subtle way, but it was very effective. “
Still, Nicholl also said there is a lot more to heal before we can see a retaliation from the Fab Four. During Harry and Meghan’s explosive reunion with Oprah Winfrey, Harry admitted that his relationships with William and his father, Prince Charles, are strained, and Meghan also shared that Kate made her cry before her wedding to Harry in 2018, albeit since then he has forgiven. its.
“So much has happened,” Nicholl noted. “There is a lot of pain on both sides.”
“The idea that Harry is suddenly going to change to William’s mind, and vice versa, I think is a long way off,” he added. “I think there needs to be more conversations, it is evident that there is still a lot of pain, a lot of resentment and a certain degree of mistrust on both sides. These are the first days, but I think the hope is that July will come, when they expect to see the brothers stand shoulder to shoulder once more to unveil the statue in memory of his mother [Princess Diana] – that the relationship will be stronger and in a better place. “