The Duchess of Cambridge has reportedly stepped in to try and heal the 'ongoing rift' between Princes William and Harry. Kate is said to h
The Duchess of Cambridge has reportedly stepped in to try and heal the ‘ongoing rift’ between Princes William and Harry.
Kate is said to have advised Harry to offer his older brother ‘an olive branch’ in a bid to put tensions between them to rest.
Rumours of a fractured relationship between the siblings have been abound for months, after it was revealed last year Harry and Meghan would be moving out of their Kensington Palace cottage to the grounds of Windsor to avoid their first child growing up ‘in a goldfish bowl’.
After Kate, William, and Harry attended an Easter Sunday church service at St George’s Chapel last week, the two couple had a meeting over tea at the Sussex’s home in Frogmore Cottage, according to Harpers Bazaar.
Kate is said to have advised Harry to offer his older brother ‘an olive branch’. The pair are pictured here yesterday at the Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey
Prince William, pictured this morning, is on a two-day visit to New Zealand to commemorate the victims of the Christchurch mosque terror attacks
This comes after Prince Harry was ‘desperate to avoid’ his brother William at the Easter church service attended by the Royal family on Sunday, according to a body language expert.
The Duke of Sussex walked ahead of his brother into the service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, fuelling speculation they are feuding.
The Duchess of Cambridge has now tried to ‘repair a complete and utter breakdown of communication’ between the brothers, according to reports.
According to Harpers Bazaar, the Cambridge family paid a surprise visit to the couple’s Windsor home on Sunday.
The source said: ‘William and Catherine visited because Meghan was unable to attend the service. They wanted to be supportive and see how she is doing. It was a lovely afternoon.’
Prince Harry with the Queen alongside William and Catherine outside St George’s Chapel before the service
The last time Kate, William, Harry and Meghan were seen together was at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 11, 2019
Prince Harry arrives at the service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on Sunday (left) followed by William and Kate
Kensington Palace has been contacted for comment.
Body language expert Judi James told MailOnline: ‘Watching them at the Easter service was almost like watching strangers.
‘With Meghan about to give birth soon, Harry was by himself but there were no signs of him joining up with William and Kate on arrival or leaving the church. If anything Harry appeared to avoid his brother.’
Royal insiders have previously insisted that the Cambridges and the Sussexes are ‘very different people’.
A source previously told the Daily Mail’s Rebecca English: ‘While there are some tensions behind the scenes, Kate is pretty unflappable and nothing has become bad enough to make Harry and Meghan want to move out.
‘People are genuinely pleased to see them so happy. The truth is that there simply isn’t enough room at Kensington Palace for them and I know they have been looking at Windsor as a possibility since before the wedding.’
Father-to-be Harry looked relaxed as he joined sister-in-law Kate at a Westminster service to mark Anzac Day yesterday, the national day of remembrance for Australians and New Zealanders who died in all wars.
Prince William, meanwhile, is in New Zealand on a whistle-stop tour to meet survivors of the Christchurch massacre – while Meghan, due to have her baby any day, stayed at home in Windsor.