It looks like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step back as senior royals and split their time between the UK and Canada – a move which has been dubbed ‘Megxit’ and ‘Sussexit’ – has actually worked in the couple’s favour when it comes to the ongoing rift between the Cambridges and Sussexes, namely brothers Harry and William.
Because of the major move and adjustments happening in the royal family right now, apparently the two brothers realised that it was a case of ‘now or never’ to mend their relationship.
Per The Sun’s royal reporter Dan Wootton, the pair managed to repair their rift thanks to recent “secret peace talks” with the help of their wives, Kate and Meghan.
“William and Harry have spent time together privately away from the official Sandringham Summit working on their relationship and discussing their future,” a source said. “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.”
The source added that the brothers “decided to cut out all the toxic people stirring around them to deal with each other man-to-man as brothers. Given Harry is now permanently moving away, there was a realisation if they didn’t sort things out now, they never would.”
They added, “Of course, there have been serious differences in opinions but the family warmth is back. And they’re sad they’re going to be so far apart.”
The Sun also reports that things are slightly more complicated with Harry and his father, Prince Charles. A source said that there’s a trust issue after how Harry and Meghan chose to go about announcing their move away from the family: “It’s fair to say that the past week has brought William and Harry back together but the relationship with Charles and Camilla is far more complicated and complex. There remains a real lack of trust there and it’s going to take some time to resolve.”