According to the UK’s Closer Weekly, Kate Middleton, 41, has been making late-night phone calls to her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, 38, as a “kind gesture” to try to restore his strained ties with the royal family.
“Kate has been in touch with Harry to tell him to keep his chin up and not worry too much about these temporary setbacks,” an unnamed source claimed to the outlet.
The source also alleged that throughout the turmoil in the family, Middleton’s relationship with Harry has “remained intact.”
“She feels very sorry for him right now,” the source continued. “Seeing him go through all these setbacks is very difficult to witness and it tugs at her heartstrings — especially as his court trial is taking place so close to their home.”
According to Closer Weekly’s source, even though Middleton has allegedly extended the olive branch, it doesn’t mean that William, 41, is ready to do that just yet.
“It’s obviously an extremely sensitive and delicate situation between many of the other senior royals and especially William, who has made it very clear that he is not yet ready to sit down with Harry for peace talks or any type of open dialogue for that matter,” the source explained.
“But Kate wants to keep those lines of communication open and pave the way for long-term peace with the whole family — William included — down the line,” the person continued, noting that Middleton wants Harry to know that there are people who still care about him.
Harry’s relationship with his family has been strained for years, especially following the January publication of his bombshell tell-all memoir “Spare,” where he branded his older brother, Prince William, his “arch-nemesis.”
Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, 42, have endured a number of disappointments in recent months, including a split from Spotify after signing an estimated $20 million deal in 2020.
In support of his ongoing allegation that Daily Mirror journalists hacked his phone years ago, Harry traveled to London in June to testify against the publication of the newspaper.
Also, according to People, he received funding last month to sue News Group Newspapers on the grounds that the company allegedly used “illegal means” to acquire evidence against him.