It may not come as a shock to those who follow royal-family news that Prince Harry and Prince William are reportedly on the outs regarding the former’s choice to step down from his senior royal duties and move to Canada. Basically, initial reports that the brothers reconciled during “secret peace talks” have been greatly exaggerated. A “family friend” has recently come forward to confirm the rift is very much a thing…but it’s closing.
“They didn’t leave on good terms by any means, but they are both relieved that it’s over,” this “friend” told People.
While it seems there’s more work to be done to repair the brothers’ damaged relationship, the two are “talking more,” according to another palace source.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and baby Archie are reportedly settling into their new normal in Vancouver Island. “They are enjoying living a quiet life,” a source told People. “They go for long walks, they do yoga, and Meghan cooks. They are real homebodies who love to chill out with Archie and the dogs.” I mean, same.
“This decision [to leave] had been weighing on them for a long time, and they are relieved to have it done,” another friend chimed in to People. “A weight has been lifted off their shoulders.”
Prince William isn’t the only one Prince Harry is calling up, though. A source told the Sun that the younger prince is working hard to keep up with his friends back in the U.K. “Harry misses his friends, of course—anyone would,” the source said. “But he has been in WhatsApp group with his mates for years, and he uses that more than ever now to keep in touch and send pictures…. Harry doesn’t think being on the other side of the world means that he will lose touch with the people he has been mates with all his life.”