Despite currently living over 8,000kms apart, Prince William has been “keeping tabs” on his brother Prince Harry thanks to regular “informal” Zoom video calls.
Prince Harry is living in Los Angeles with wife Meghan and baby Archie, and Prince William remains in Norfolk - but according to a royal insider, they speak regularly online.
“William finds Zoom a good, informal way of keeping in touch, and some would say 'tabs', on his younger brother,” the source told Fabulous magazine, adding the brothers have had “several” calls already.
“It's easy to set up and involves no awkward scheduling. After the children have gone to bed and supper with Kate. It has been only William and Harry. It is around lunchtime in LA.”
The calls are reportedly made from Anmer's private sitting room - not the room that Kate and William use for their public zoom sessions.
William and Harry have been keen to keep the calls between themselves to “take the pressure off”.
“William is very anxious to keep the calls low key and casual. Just two brothers have a chat. No-one else is involved,” the source said, adding Harry has spoken on Zoom to the Queen as well.
“There is nothing formal about these zoom sessions. It's about keeping in touch that's important.”
William and Kate have been doing plenty of Zoom calls during the UK coronavirus lockdown period.
Kate was even interviewed on ITV's This Morning talk show about the launch of Hold Still via the video call service.
Prince Harry has also been sharing video messages over the past months, including an adorable clip on son Archie’s first birthday showing Meghan Markle reading him a story in their new home.
And Prince William recently penned a letter on behalf of himself and his brother to their late mother Princess Diana's charity, The Diana Award.
Writing to the organisers, he shared: "I wanted to write to send my support and thanks to all the staff, volunteers and supporters of The Diana Award.
“My brother and I remain ever appreciative of the work you do to foster, develop and support young people, particularly at this time of uncertainty. Whilst you are finding yourselves adapting to new ways of working there is no doubt that your support for young people, through what will be anxious and unsettling times for many, is as important as ever. This comes with my very best wishes for good health to you and your families over the coming weeks."
With additional reporting by Bang Showbiz.