Royal rift is repaired as ‘Princes Harry and William make up after secret Palace peace talks’
- The dukes’ two-year quarrel stopped after they realised that it was ‘now or never’
- Talks separate from conversations involving the Queen over Harry’s future role
- Despite patching things up with William, Harry has not done with father Charles
Prince Harry’s rift with William has ended but he is still at odds with Charles following the Duke of Sussex’s dramatic exit from royal life.
The two-year quarrel stopped after they realised it was ‘now or never’, with Harry expected to fly to Canada to rejoin wife Meghan Markle and baby Archie.
Secret peace talks, assisted by the Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cambridge, were separate from conversations involving the Queen over Harry’s future role.
The two-year quarrel stopped after they realised it was ‘now or never’, with Harry (right) expected to fly to Canada to rejoin wife Meghan Markle and baby Archie
A source told the Sun: ‘William and Harry have spent time together privately away from the official Sandringham Summit working on their relationship and discussing their future.
‘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.’
Secret peace talks, assisted by the Duchess of Sussex (right) and Duchess of Cambridge (left), were separate from conversations involving the Queen over Harry’s future role
They added: ‘Given Harry is now permanently moving away, there was a realisation if they didn’t sort things out now, they never would.’
Harry and William have been at odds for two years. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have now quit royal life and renounced their HRH titles.
The couple have already begun a transition phase of living in Canada as well as the UK.
The Duchess is in the Commonwealth country with son Archie where the Sussexes spent six weeks over the festive period.
Meghan Markle appeared fresh and happy as she drove herself to the airport in Canada on Friday, but was accompanied by a security guard
Despite patching things up with William, it is understood Harry has not made the breakthrough with father Charles.
Their relationship was described as ‘far more complicated’, with there being a ‘lack of trust there’.
Prince Harry broke his silence on Sunday night following Saturday’s Megxit announcement, which was reportedly delayed numerous times to ensure all parties were happy.
He spoke of his ‘great sadness’ at leaving the Royal Family and said he and Meghan had ‘no other option’ than to quit senior royal duties – but vowed the couple are ‘not just walking away’.
Harry paid a stirring tribute to his grandmother, calling her his ‘commander-in-chief’ and that he was ‘incredibly grateful’ to Her Majesty and the rest of his family for supporting him and Meghan
The Duke of Sussex was at a formal private dinner at The Ivy Chelsea Garden in west London, for vulnerable children’s charity Sentebale, which he founded in 2006, when he made the comments.
In an emotional speech, the 35-year-old said the royal couple had hoped to continue serving the Queen, the Commonwealth and his military associations, without any public funding.
Insisting the UK would always be his home, he maintained his wife, Meghan, ‘upholds the same values as I do’ and was ‘excited’ and ‘hopeful’ about playing a full royal role after their wedding.
But he said now ‘there really was no other option’ but to step back – a decision which, he said, was ‘not one I made lightly’.
The Duke of Sussex was at a formal private dinner at the Ivy, in Chelsea, for vulnerable children’s charity Sentebale, which founded in 2006, when he made the comments