The brothers reportedly exchanged messages frequently online and had face-to-face conversations themselves before meeting at the Platinum Jubilee celebration
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Princes William and Harry have calmed down their feud with weekly online messages and face-to-face chats ahead of the Queen’s Jubilee Meeting.
The formerly warring pair are said to have now returned to some form of normalcy after William took the first steps to heal the family rift ahead of next weekend’s celebrations.
The brothers text each other every few days WhatsApp – and also regularly FaceTime with their respective kids.
But wives Meghan and Kate, 40, have so far stayed in touch on screen, giving their husbands time to mend their relationship one-on-one.
William, 39, was disappointed by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s sudden departure from the royal family to move to California, but has now left, a source said.
Harry, 37, who is expected to fly to the UK with his wife and children tomorrow night, is now looking forward to meeting his family and celebrating his grandmother’s platinum jubilee.
A source said: “The brothers need time to settle down. The family, including William, are disappointed with the way Harry and Meghan have chosen to leave the royal family.
But now there is a strong sense that what happened is over and they have moved on.
Prince William wants to hug Harry and they text each other every few days.
“They also had a FaceTime call with the kids, which reconnected them.
“William saw that Meghan was a good mother and devoted wife and he was really happy for his brother.
“It looks like the two of them have healed the rift and are back to their old partnership.
“Meghan’s distance from Kate also helps ease the friction of the two’s bets.”
Meghan previously claimed Kate made her cry in a bridesmaid dress for her 2018 wedding, and she hasn’t spoken to her since stepping down from royal duties two years ago.
But tomorrow night she will be flying here with Harry and children Archie and Lilibet, three and 11 months old, and she is said to be looking forward to the festivities.
William attended the rehearsal for the Queen’s annual birthday parade yesterday, just a day after his brother played polo in Santa Barbara, California.
News of their healing relationship will be a relief for the Queen, who will welcome Harry and Meghan with open arms next week – and will meet her two great-grandchildren for the first time.
The 96-year-old monarch made it clear she did not want any family tensions to overshadow the four-day national celebrations next weekend.
She is expected to get along privately with Archie and Lilibet – the Queen’s childhood family nickname.
Prince Charles will also meet Lilibet for the first time, whom he hasn’t seen since three-year-old Archie was a baby.
We can reveal that Harry and Meghan will be hosting a small party for Lilibet’s first birthday next Saturday at their Windsor home Frogmore Cottage – A short drive from Queen’s Castle Apartments.
Wells and Kate are not expected to attend due to previous appointments, but Harry and Meghan will host Lilibet’s godparents and close friends.
The Queen, who is enjoying her holiday in Balmoral in Scotland, has always made it clear that Harry and Meghan are beloved members of her family.
The Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend runs from Thursday to Sunday.
Harry and Meghan are expected to head straight to Frogmore when they arrive in London. The couple will attend a national Thanksgiving service for the Queen at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.
It is understood the Sussexes are likely to attend at least one other public event.
Sources say they may be taking part in the jubilee pageant in their own carriage. The Queen has invited only serving royals – and William and Kate’s children George, eight, Charlotte, seven and Louis – to the Buckingham Palace balcony for Thursday’s parade of colours.
But according to reports, Harry and Meghan may be in the VIP area to watch the spectacular military action at the Horse Guards parade.
The source added: “The Queen wants the Jubilee to be a fresh start for the brothers. Harry has been looking forward to coming home and showing his family. It is home after all and he misses it.”
Prince Harry and Prince William did not respond to requests for comment.