But have they addressed the elephant in the room?
Long-distance relationships are never easy, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are making a point to stay in touch with the royal family across the pond. Despite the drama that’s ensued since their move to America, there are a few people the duo are keeping in close contact with. In the plot twist of the century, Meghan, Harry, William, and Kate are reportedly Zoom calling regularly.
The report claiming the Sussexes and Cambridges are getting closer comes as the ultimate surprise, especially since just several days earlier The Sun reported that the Queen was “lawyering up” for protection against potential slander from Harry as he prepares to release his highly buzzed-about memoir. Despite this, it seems the couple’s relationship with Kate and William is on the mend.
Royal expert Stewart Pearce, who authored the book, Diana: The Voice of Change, told Us Weekly “the four are talking with one another and they’re talking by Zoom [and by] FaceTime,” adding they’re all “very close with one another.”
The author went on to explain that while Harry and his wife are “very different” from William and Kate, they’re all learning to respect each other’s differences. “Their lens on the world is highly individualized,” he told the outlet. “And what’s remarkable is that they all totally respect [each other], but this lens is different.”
It’s unclear what the catalyst was for their newfound friendship. For a time, it was reported Harry was not speaking to William at all, especially after his tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey aired. The interview, which exposed a number of problematic occurrences Meghan and Harry experienced within the Palace, drove a wedge between the Sussexes and the rest of the royal family.
Now, according to Pearce, things are looking up. But, interestingly, he claims both couples are avoiding discussing the meat of what caused their rift in the first place. “It’s not that William and William and Kate leave all the controversy about Harry and Meghan alone,” he said. “But … they just simply position it there because after all, it’s not their responsibility to be involved in, you know, verbalizing anything. What they do is just simply offer as much peace and tranquility and calm as possible.”