Kate and William were cheered as they appeared in Bradford for their first Royal engagement of 2020 recently. It was a relief to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in light of the drama surrounding “Megxit” which some have worried would affect the public’s perception of the Royal family.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl told us exclusively for this week’s magazine: “The warm reception William and Kate received has given them a huge boost. They’ve stuck to the tried-and-tested approach, promoting a united Royal family and it’s a success. They’re very much a team.”
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During the visit, William made a subtle reference to the rift, saying, “It’s okay to have challenges. We just need to deal with them and move forward rather than just be stuck in paralysis.”
It was Kate and Will’s first appearance in public since the Sandringham summit in which Harry and Meghan’s futures as senior Royals was discussed.
Kate, 38, quelled rumours of a fourth child while visiting the West Yorkshire city, saying, “I don’t think William wants any more.”
Prince Harry, meanwhile, was laughing and joking just a day later. He hosted the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draw at Buckingham Palace in what is likely to be his final engagement as a senior Royal. He seemed to merely be putting on a brave face for the event, though.
Royal expert Katie has found out from a close friend of the duke’s that he is secretly very upset by the ‘break up’.
“He might be putting a brave face on but I suspect Harry’s heartbroken. He’s a sensitive soul and he’s a sweetheart.”
“He’s deeply loyal to Meghan and they’re excited about the new adventure ahead, but this may have come at a great personal cost with regards to his relationship with the Royals.”
“The past week must have been incredibly hard. With William busy performing Royal duties, he’s not got his brother by his side right now and his father, Prince Charles, has returned to Scotland.”
This is possibly the longest time the couple have spent apart, With Meghan and eight month-old son Archie 5,000 miles away on Vancouver Island.
“Meghan is Harry’s lifeline and they share a strong bond,” says Katie. She goes on, saying: “Although they’re both emotional, I believe Meghan is more resilient than Harry. I think it will be very tough for him to be apart from her – and Archie – during this difficult time. I’m sure she will have been supporting him via phone calls.”
As Harry was hammering out a settlement deal with the Royal family, his wife was dealing with the news that her estranged father Thomas is preparing to testify against her in the High Court. The case is connected to Meghan’s continuing legal battle with a British newspaper accused of unlawfully printing excerpts from a letter written by Meghan to Thomas.
Meghan’s the very first member of the Royals to be involved in a High Court case like this.
“It’s extraordinary that the first time Meghan may come face to face with her father since their fallout over the Royal wedding could be in a courtroom,” Katie told us.
She goes on to say that it’s likely to kill off any chances of a reconciliation with her 75 year-old father and that her and Harry are "very keen to seek closure" on the matter.
You can read more of Katie Nicholl’s thoughts in this week’s OK! magazine, which is out now.
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