Prince William and Princess Kate have reportedly struck a “truce” with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The two couples reunited for the first time in over two years last weekend, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The British monarch passed away peacefully on September 8 aged 96, at her Scottish estate of Balmoral.
Kensington Palace claimed William, who has since adopted the title of the Prince of Wales, invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to join him and his wife, who is now known as the Princess of Wales, in an attempt to put on a united front.
In recent years there has been some evident tension between William and Harry and their respective wives, as they have become increasingly distant in both their personal and professional lives.
The two couples have not been seen together since the Commonwealth Service in Westminster Abbey in March 2020, which was held three months after Harry and Meghan announced their plans to resign as senior working members of the Royal Family.
A couple of days after this, Harry and Meghan moved to California, where they now reside with their son Archie, 3, and daughter, Lilibet, 1.
A royal insider has now claimed that the Prince and Princess of Wales have struck a “truce” with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but all trust is “gone”.
The source told The Telegraph: “It’s really hard to spend time with someone, or even to speak openly, when you know they’re writing a book about you and giving interviews. The trust is gone right now.”
The two couples will attend Queen Elizabeth II’s vigil beside her coffin in Westminster Hall on Saturday night.
William and Kate awkwardly sat away from Harry and Meghan at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving back in June.
Upon their arrival, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took their seats on the right-hand side of St. Paul’s Cathedral, sitting beside Princess Anne, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.
Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat on the opposite side of the cathedral, beside Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank.
Prince Harry and Prince William have been seen together a couple of times since the Duke of Sussex moved to America.
In April 2021, the brothers reunited to attend the funeral of their grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Less than three months later, they publicly appeared together again in July 2021, as they unveiled a statue of their late mother, Princess Diana, commemorating what would have been her 60th birthday.
Harry and Meghan reportedly had “no plans” to meet up with William and Kate on their visit to the UK.
However, the unforeseen death of Queen Elizabeth II has evidently thrust them into the same location.