Kate Middleton Is Staying out of Any Drama Between Prince Harry and Prince William, Source Claims

Even before Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex went public with their decision to leave the British royal family, things had reportedly been tense between the Sussexes and other members of the British royal family. While the Duchess of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge were seemingly friendly enough, the royal brothers were struggling.

Prince William and Prince Harry had been thick as thieves for years, always laughing and joking at one another’s side. However, in recent years, royal fans and experts began to see some notable tension between the two that wasn’t there before.

As the older prince began prepping in earnest for his future role as the Crowned King, Prince Harry seemed determined to define a path for himself. The younger prince’s path has led him to a new life in Los Angeles, California. Though the Duchess of Cambridge had reportedly tried to help the brothers mend fences in the past, these days she’s staying out of the drama.

Prince William and Prince Harry have been in touch

Prince Harry first confirmed the rumors of a rift between himself and his older brother in October 2019. “Part of this role and part of this job and this family, being under the pressure that it’s under, stuff happens but we’re brothers,” Prince Harry revealed in ITV’s Harry and Meghan: An African Journey. “We’ll always be brothers, and we’re certainly on different paths at the moment, but I’ll always be there for him, and 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, and the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing, but you know, as brothers you have good days, you have bad days.”

After a seemingly tense encounter during the Sussexes’ final royal engagement, Commonwealth Day on March 9, it appears that the coronavirus (COVID-19) global crisis has actually brought the brothers closer together. “Meghan told her inner circle of friends that Harry has been communicating with Prince William and the Queen on a pretty consistent basis,” an insider told Daily Mail. “She said this world crisis has actually brought them all closer together, especially Harry and his brother. Harry has made it very clear to them that he will do whatever he can to help from Canada. Meghan said they are grateful, especially Harry, that they could spend time with his family before all this insanity began.”

Kate Middleton hoped Prince William and Prince Harry would mend fences

Like her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge hated to see her husband and his brother so far apart. It was especially challenging for Kate since she and Prince Harry were once very close. The Duke of Cambridge called her the sister he never had.

“She wishes she could speak to Harry. She misses him and fears she’ll never be close to him again,” an insider told US Weekly. Unfortunately, Kate and Meghan were never able to form a close bond. “They couldn’t be further apart,” the source explained.

Kate Middleton refuses to get in the middle of Prince Harry and Prince William’s drama

Amid Megxit and the coronavirus pandemic, the Duchess of Cambridge has been focusing on her children and the people of the U.K. “Kate hates to see Meghan and Harry so miserable,” a source told US Weekly. “But while Kate’s concerned about Harry and Meghan’s well-being, she tries to stay out of the drama.[She] hopes William and Harry will eventually heal the rift and let bygones be bygones.”