Royals Kate Middleton, Prince William, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry were all seen together for the first time in a while during the U.K.’s Remembrance Day celebrations, temporarily putting rumors of a giant family feud to rest. That being said, Prince Harry did speak publicly a few weeks back about how he and his brother have had some difficult times recently. And a royals source corroborated that in a new People article. Despite the joint appearances, this source says the two main royals couples (Meghan and Harry, and Kate and William) are on “different paths.”
In reference to the Remembrance Day appearance, the source says, “Everyone was doing their duties, doing what they needed to do on behalf of the family—and that was that. But there is a divide between the four of them. It’s hard for people to digest, because everyone wants them to be such a unit.”
There’s been a rumored rift between Prince William and Prince Harry for a while now, especially after they took steps to separate their royal households. Prince Harry addressed the gossip in a recent documentary, sharing that “inevitably, stuff happens. But we’re brothers; we’ll always be brothers.”
A source explained that the royals are “going to have to try to figure out how to be civil, but they are on different paths now.” The language is pretty similar to how Prince Harry described his relationship with Prince William: ” “We’re certainly on different paths at the moment. I’ll always be there for him and as I know, he’ll always be there for me. We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we’re so busy, but I love him dearly.”
A lot of the distance seems to be natural, not malicious, and the same goes for Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s relationship. Katie Nicholl, a royals expert, told Glamour that she has “never heard from my sources that there has ever been a feud or a falling-out” between the two women. “I do know that Meghan and Kate have come to an agreement to get along, to make an effort, to be amiable and warm toward each other in public,” she said. Seems like everyone is doing their best to just keep it professional.