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Prince William has used lockdown as a time to “reconnect” with his brother Prince Harry, who quit his duties in the Royal Family and moved to LA earlier this year. William was “really, very hurt” when Harry and his wife Meghan Markle decided to take “a step back” as senior members of the Royal Family. In the months leading up to the royal split, there had been reports of a long-standing rift between the two brothers.
Royal expert Nick Bullen told Fox News that William has desperately tried to rebuild his relationship with Harry, with several private Zoom calls taking place between the two brothers in recent weeks.
The True Royalty TV co-founder said: “I’m told by people who know them well that the relationship is getting back on track.
“They’re speaking to each other, they’re having Zoom calls with each other. You talk about the new normal, they’ve got their new normal.
“And as William said earlier this year, Harry will always be his brother. He put his arm around him for most of his life.”
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He continued: “He felt he wasn’t able to do that. But I think as it has happened with lots of families with this COVID lockdown period, it has made people reevaluate what is important to them.
“And I think they both know that their relationship is hugely important.
“They have been speaking to each other on Zoom and the whole royal family has embraced this lockdown period to reconnect.
“They are all usually so busy, they are rarely together as a family, so the past few months have given them a bit of time.”
Bullen also revealed how hurt Prince William felt following the Megxit announcement in January.
He told Fox News: “I’m told he was really hurt when Harry chose to step away from the full-time royal title.
“They’ve been great friends. Really close brothers. Harry is one of the few people that William could really turn to because he knew what it was like to be in that goldfish bowl.
“So, I understand he was very hurt when he left.”
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Harry and Meghan, are currently living in Los Angeles with their son, Archie.
Bullen also revealed that William was “the tough one” during the tense face-to-face summit with the Queen, Prince Charles and Harry at Sandringham estate which tried to iron out the details of Harry and Meghan’s exit.
He said: “When it became apparent that Harry wanted this sort of more part-time royal role, William was very clear that there wasn’t an option for a part-time role.
“You’re either in or you’re out. And I think the documentary shows the strength of character that William has. It’s about duty first.
“He said, we’ll still be brothers. We’ll still love each other. But in terms of that full-time royal role, you need to make a decision.”
The Duke of Cambridge is the subject of a new documentary on True Royalty TV titled ‘Prince William – A Monarch in The Making,’ which explores the 38-year-old’s journey as the future King of the United Kingdom.
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