IT was a somber, but loving occasion. On April 17, 13.6 million tuned in as the royal family celebrated the life of Prince Philip, who had died at age 99 eight days earlier. Amid the pomp and truly touching moments — Queen Elizabeth II sitting frail and alone — viewers waited to see what would happen when Prince Harry and Prince William reunited for the first time since Harry and his pregnant wife, Meghan Markle stepped down from senior royal duties in March 2020 and just weeks after their bombshell TV interview rocked the monarchy. “Tensions had been running high before the funeral, but everything went better than expected,” says an insider. “William and Harry bonded.”
United in grief at the loss of their beloved grandfather, the estranged siblings, along with Prince William’s wife Kate Middleton, waved away their waiting cars, opting to walk the half-mile from St. George’s Chapel to Windsor Castle together. The trio chatted easily as they strolled. Now, sources tell Star the brothers had a little help breaking the tension between them. “Meghan is expecting not one baby but two — she’s having twin girls,” reveals a source, who says Harry first shared the happy news with Kate during his brief trip home to the U.K. “Palace staff overheard Harry whispering to Kate and she told William and encouraged the two of them to talk,” says the source, adding, “the announcement definitely helped heal the rift between them.”
Back home in Montecito, Calif., the Prince, 36, is quietly celebrating with Meghan. “Having twins is a dream come true for them,” says the source of the couple, who welcomed son Archie in 2019. “He’s been by Meghan’s side around the clock making sure she takes it easy.” Meghan, 39, “likes staying active,” the source adds, “so Harry keeps reminding her that she needs to rest and that he’ll do whatever work needs to be done.”
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