Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are said to have played peacemaker between their husbands ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral.
Prince Harry and Prince William hadn’t been seen together in public since last year, and there was much publicised tension between the family following Meghan and Harry’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Following the death of the Queen’s husband at the age of 99, Harry flew back from the US to attend the funeral.
And while Meghan, who is pregnant with a baby girl due in the summer, stayed at home on medical advice, it’s said that she and Kate wanted the brothers to be able to make peace ahead of the poignant goodbye for their grandfather.
A royal source told New magazine before the funeral: “All eyes will be on the brothers when they see each other for the first time. No doubt it will be a big moment for them both, but they will likely put all differences to one side for the sake of their grandfather.
“Kate has been instrumental in playing peacemaker with them and as Harry landed in the UK, was keen for them to speak and meet beforehand. She’s always had a close bond with Harry and would love a resolution.
“Meghan wants the feud to be healed too. Especially with another baby on the way. They both want what’s best for the families and both tried to play peacemaker at the start of the tension.”
During their chat with Oprah, Meghan responded to old reports that she’d made Kate cry ahead of her 2018 wedding to Harry, claiming that it was actually the other way round.
The couple made a string of bombshell claims about their treatment during their time as senior royals, most notably with Meghan saying she was denied help after opening up about struggling with suicidal thoughts.
Meghan and Harry also claimed that there had been discussions about what colour their son’s skin would be before Archie was born.
Despite everything that’s happened, there’s said to be hope that both families can find a way to be united, with insiders saying that Kate is “forgiving” and wants the family rift to be over.
The Mirror has contacted Kate and Meghan’s representatives for comment.