Despite the drastic step Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle took in 2020 to step down from their royal duties and move away from the royal family, Meghan's first meeting with her brother and sister in law Prince William and Kate Middleton actually went swimmingly.
During the couple’s engagement interview with BBC’s Mishal Hussian, Prince Harry said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were very eager to meet Meghan, who described the encounter in one word.
"It was exciting I mean, you know I’d been seeing her for a period of time when I literally didn’t tell anybody at all," Prince Harry said.
"And then William was longing to meet her and so was Catherine, so you know, being our neighbours, we managed to get that in a couple of, well quite a few times now, and Catherine has been absolutely…"
"Wonderful," was Meghan's description of the moment.
At the time Meghan also praised Harry's grandmother, the Queen, saying she was an "incredible woman".
Harry and Meghan had been seeing each other after meeting on a blind date, and following a trip to Botswana, Harry proposed during a "cosy night" in the cottage at Kensington Palace in 2017.
A year after their engagement they married in a ceremony at Windsor Castle in 2018, before welcoming their first child Archie in 2019. The couple then choose to step away from their royal duties, before moving to the US in 2020, and welcoming their second child, Lilibet, earlier this year.
Since then there have been reports of strained relationships, which only increased after Harry and Meghan sat down for an explosive tell-all with Oprah Winfrey.
But Prince Harry and Prince William are reportedly growing closer despite rumours of a feud and the great distance between them. As are Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, a royal expert recently claimed.
"I know that the four are talking with one another and they’re talking by Zoom [and by] FaceTime," Stewart Pearce, author of Diana: The Voice of Change told Us Weekly.
Pearce predicted the couples' conversations are "informal" with "Kate cooking dinner in the kitchen" and her husband "making cups of tea" as they chat with the Sussexes.
Another author however claimed the Sussexes are actually 'making little progress' reconciling, with Harry also set to ruffle more feathers with the release of his own "accurate and wholly truthful" memoir in 2022.
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