Katie Nicholl, an expert on all things royal, told Entertainment Tonight that a feud between the brothers definitely happened and that the newborn “has probably really helped to improve the relationship.”
“I was told by a very senior royal source that actually they weren’t talking to each other at one point,” Nicholl said. “I certainly think now that Archie is here, it has probably really helped to improve the relationship. William is over-the-moon that his brother is a dad.”
Rumors of a crack between Prince Harry, 34, and Prince William, 36, have dominated headlines in recent months. At the family’s Easter service in April, the brothers were reportedly distant from one another, not speaking to each other outside of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, either before or after the service.
Nicholl previously said in a documentary the issue between the princes was sparked after William grew increasingly worried about his whirlwind romance with Markle.
“William was quite concerned that the relationship had moved so quickly,” she said “And being close to Harry, you know, probably the only person close enough to say to Harry, ‘This seems to be moving quickly. Are you sure?’ And I think what was meant as well-intended brotherly advice just riled Harry.”
But Archie — the first child of Markle and Harry, born 7 pounds, 3 ounces — might be bringing the brothers back together. Royal experts speculated the two would likely become closer now that they’re both parents.
“William and Harry will want their children to know their cousins and do things together, so they will work harder at their relationship,” a source close to the royal family said. “The brothers will have a different kind of relationship and move on.”
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined The Queen and members of The Royal Family at the annual Trooping the Colour, to celebrate Her Majesty’s official birthday. Trooping the Colour orginated from traditional preparations for battle and has commemorated the birthday of the sovereign for more than 250 years. In the 18th century, guards from the royal palaces regularly assembled to “troop" colours or flags down the rank, so they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers. In 1748, it was announced this parade would also mark the Sovereign’s official birthday. Trooping the Colour is performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies for The Queen’s birthday parade, allowing them to pay a personal tribute to Her Majesty. Today over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians came together on Horse Guards Parade in London in a great display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare. The parade concludes with a 41-gun salute fired by The King’s Troop, following which The Queen leads members of The Royal Family back to the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the Royal Air Force flypast display. Photos credit: PA
On Wednesday, the 38-year-old supermodel shared a photo of the couple looking very much in love. In the snap, the New England Patriots quarterback, 41, and Bündchen had their arms wrapped around each other as they shared a kiss while the sun set over the ocean in the background.
For the sweet moment, Bündchen wore white jeans with a flowy floral top and no shoes, opting to go barefoot, while Brady sported blue jeans, a tan sweater paired with slip-on sneakers. “Meu eterno namorado My forever Valentine,” Bündchen adoringly captioned the picture.
Brady and Bündchen often post sweet sentiments about each other on social media — and their 10th wedding anniversary back in February was no different with the couple celebrating their special day with words of affection.
“I can’t believe it’s already been 10 years since we’ve chose to walk this life together… and what incredible 10 years we’ve had!” Bündchen wrote alongside a photo from the pair’s nuptials. “There is nothing that I love more in this world than you and our family.”