The two brothers have reportedly been regularly exchanging messages online and chatting in person before catching up at the platinum anniversary celebrations
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Princes William and Harry are healing their feud with weekly online messages and face-to-face chats ahead of their Queen’s Jubilee meeting.
The previously feuding couple are now said to have returned to some form of normalcy after William took the first step to heal the family rift ahead of next weekend’s celebrations.
The brothers write to each other on WhatsApp every few days – and also have regular FaceTime calls with their respective children.
But wives Meghan and Kate, both 40, have so far kept back from screen contact, giving their husbands time to mend their relationship one-on-one.
A source said William, 39, was disappointed at the abrupt manner in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex left the royal family and moved to California – but that he has now moved on.
And Harry, 37, who is expected to fly to the UK with his wife and children tomorrow night, is now looking forward to seeing the rest of his family and celebrating his grandmother’s platinum anniversary.
A source said: “The brothers needed time to settle down. The family, including William, were disappointed with the way Harry and Meghan decided to leave the royal family.
But now there’s a strong feeling that what happened is in the past and that they’ve moved on.
Prince William wanted to hug Harry and they texted each other every few days.
“They also had FaceTime calls with their kids, which has allowed them to reconnect.
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“William sees that Meghan is a good mother and a devoted wife and he’s really happy for his brother.
“It seems the two have healed the rift and gone back to their old pal terms.
“Meghan’s distance from Kate also helped heal the friction between the two men.”
Meghan previously claimed Kate made her cry during a bridesmaid dress fit for her 2018 wedding and hasn’t spoken to her since she stepped down from royal duties two years ago.
But tomorrow night she will be flying over here with Harry and children Archie, three, and 11-month-old Lilibet, and is said to be looking forward to the celebrations.
Yesterday, William attended dress rehearsals for the Queen’s annual birthday parade, Trooping the Color, just a day after his brother attended a polo match in Santa Barbara, California.
News of their healing relationship will come as a relief to the Queen, who will be welcoming Harry and Meghan with open arms next week – and seeing two of their great-grandchildren for the first time.
The 96-year-old sovereign has made it clear she doesn’t want family tensions to overshadow next weekend’s four-day national celebration.
She is expected to spend time privately with Archie and Lilibet – the family’s nickname from the Queen’s childhood.
Prince Charles will also be meeting Lilibet for the first time and hasn’t seen Archie since the three-year-old was a baby.
We can reveal that Harry and Meghan will be throwing a small party for Lilibet’s first birthday next Saturday at their Frogmore Cottage in Windsor – a short drive from the Queen’s Castle Apartments.
Wills and Kate are unlikely to attend due to previous commitments, but Harry and Meghan will be hosting Lilibet’s godparents and close friends.
The Queen, who is enjoying a break at Balmoral in Scotland, has always made it clear that Harry and Meghan are very popular members of their family.
The anniversary holiday weekend runs from Thursday to Sunday.
Harry and Meghan are expected to head straight to Frogmore when they arrive in London. The couple will attend the Queen’s national Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.
It’s understood the Sussexes are likely to attend at least one more public engagement.
Sources say they may be expected in their own carriage at the anniversary competition. The Queen has only invited working royals – as well as William and Kate’s children George, eight, Charlotte, seven, and Louis, four – to the balcony of Buckingham Palace for Thursday’s Trooping of the Color.
But it has been reported that Harry and Meghan could be in the VIP area to watch the spectacular military event at Horse Guards Parade.
The source added: “The Queen wanted the anniversary to be a fresh start for the brothers. Harry was looking forward to coming home and showing his family. It’s his home, after all, and he’s missed it.”
Princes Harry and William did not respond to requests for comment.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-harry-william-holding-weekly-27091924 Prince Harry and William are holding weekly FaceTime calls to heal the rift ahead of the anniversary