After their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II passed away on 8 September, Saturday, the new Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex appeared together at a reunion.
As their first public appearance since the Queen's silver jubilee earlier this year, the reportedly feuding brothers and their spouses, Kate and Meghan, attended a viewing of floral tributes to the monarch at Windsor Castle and addressed donors.
It was "avital display of solidarity at an extraordinarily difficult moment for the family," a royal insider said, so Prince William urged Prince Harry to appear with him in public.
The Queen passed away on Thursday, September 8th, at Balmoral Castle. She was 96 years old and had been a monarch for 70 years.
The next day, at St. James's Palace in London, King Charles III was solemnly declared king. William's appointment as Prince of Wales was announced in the new king's first speech to the country, and the couple's "support for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas" was also conveyed.
When Harry and Meghan opted to stand aside as senior members of the royal family, a rift sprang up between them and the rest of the family, and both the monarch and William have made public displays of trying to heal that rift.
In 2020, the pair uprooted their lives and headed west to the Golden State. After the birth of their son Archie last year, they gave a shocking interview to Oprah Winfrey in which they claimed a member of the royal family had raised worry about Archie's skin tone and that Meghan had been rejected. guidance after contemplating death by suicide.
Royal experts have praised William's "olive branch" to Harry, but they are split on whether or not it portends a genuine reunion between the brothers.
It was only at the last minute that the decision was taken to invite the Royalty of Sussex, according to royal sources, according to a tweet by Omid Scobie, Yahoo! News' Executive Royal Editor.
Certainly, this is a watershed event in the development of the bond between the two brothers.
He went on to say that the royal family members were able to put their differences aside and mourn Prince Philip's death together.
We have the deepest respect for the Queen, as seen by today's public reunion.
That the brothers are back together is "what the queen would have desired," according to royal observer Richard Fitzwilliams.
To continue, he said, "We have unfortunately lost one of our great kings, but King Charles has extended a hand of friendship and William has made a favourable gesture and so [the Sussexes] have reacted."
Although Fitzwilliams is hopeful that "one of the deepest royal chasms may be bridged," he admits that there are still unanswered issues concerning Harry's participation in the events surrounding the Queen's burial on Monday (September 19).
In the meanwhile, royal biographer and editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine Ingrid Seward said in The sun that Harry should mediate between William and King Charles.
She emphasized that Harry's participation was necessary for the plan to succeed. William has extended a hand of peace. The peace offering from his father is a good sign. It's Harry's time to talk now.
To forgive is to acknowledge that "in death there is life."
However, other royal experts, like as ITV's royal reporter Chris Chip, are less swayed by public displays of togetherness.
On Sunday, September 11th, Ship released an opinion post in which he said, "These are not the two brothers who take a sudden route to reconciliation."
I've heard that William and Harry struggled mightily to put their disagreements aside and appear together in public.
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