After Harry got candid about his relationship with William, telling Oprah that he and William "were on different paths," the siblings have been on rocky terms.
William and Charles previously reached out to Harry after the couple bashed the royals on national TV. However, after Gayle King blabbed about the family's private chats, calling them "not productive," the royals were reluctant to speak with the soon-to-be father-of-two for fear that their conversations would be misconstrued and exploited.
Harry saw William face-to-face for the first time following the controversial interview when he returned to the U.K. for Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday, April 17. After the service, the brothers were seen chatting outside the chapel. In addition, Harry exchanged words with William and their father after the service — and made sure witnesses were around so nothing got twisted or leaked!
However, it will most likely take more than a few brief chats to fix the brothers' strained relationship.
"Let's not forget that before Harry arrived in the U.K., all conversations had basically ceased. This was the icebreaker, this was the baby step. And everyone's hope is that these conversations continue productively and not be leaked to the media," she continued. "Things were not going to be resolved in one or two family meetings."
Nicholl added that there is a long road to repair the damage done to the brothers' relationship, as there is most likely a lack of trust on both sides.
From the looks of it, William and Kate — who share children Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 3 — were luckily able to put their family drama aside to celebrate their long-standing marriage. The lovebirds shared two new portraits ahead of their wedding anniversary as well as an adorable video of their family-of-five at the beach and running outside.
"Thank you to everyone for the kind messages on our wedding anniversary. We are enormously grateful for the 10 years of support we have received in our lives as a family. W&C. 📹 @willwarr," Kensington Royal captioned the video on Instagram.
Page Six was the first to report that Meghan and Harry reached out to Kate and William about their anniversary.