The Sun : Prince Harry and William ‘back in touch for weeks as Prince Charles’ coronavirus brings them closer’

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PRINCE William and Harry may have been back in touch and speaking for several weeks, The Sun Online understands.

A royal source says the brothers have been chatting on the phone after their father's battle with coronavirus brought them closer together.

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Prince William and Prince Harry have been in touch over the phone
Prince William and Prince Harry have been in touch over the phone
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The brothers have been speaking for weeks when their father was struck down with coronavirus
The brothers have been speaking for weeks when their father was struck down with coronavirus
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The pair are now said to exchange regular calls as they repair their strained relationship – which became more tense amid rumours of a 'Fab Four rift' and Megxit.

Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight it has been the "right time" for the Dukes to reconnect.

She said: "There have been clearly some quite major rifts in that relationship, but things have got better and I know that William and Harry are in touch on the phone.

"They have done video calls together, they have done a lot of family birthdays and I think with Prince Charles not being well, that really forced the brothers to pick up the phone and get back in touch."

Prince Charles tested positive for Covid-19 in March – and at the time Prince Harry was still living in Canada.

The Duke of Sussex now lives in LA with his wife Meghan Markle and one-year-old son Archie.

The Queen, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Archie have all recently celebrated their birthdays under lockdown.

But sources say their communication stretches back further than that and the pair have in fact been in touch since Prince Harry, 35, quit The Firm in March.

The driving force behind that is Prince William, 37, who is desperate to ensure his younger brother retains a role within public life moving forward.

There have been clearly some quite major rifts in that relationship, but things have got better and I know that William and Harry are in touch on the phone.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl

And the pair are also believed to be in touch more regularly than has been suggested in some reports.

A source close to the Duke of Cambridge said: "There's no doubt William and Harry do not enjoy the same close relationship that they did when they were growing up or indeed of just a few years ago.

"But the idea that the pair never speak to one another is completely detached from reality.

"They regularly swap messages. Indeed it was Harry who told William before anyone else about his decision to move to America.

"Whereas in the past Harry may have leaned on his brother over a decision like that and asked for advice it wasn't the same this time.

"He'd made his decision but Harry deeply respects his brother and didn't want him to hear it from anyone else.

"William also cares deeply for his brother and is not just concerned that he finds happiness but also that he isn't marginalised from public life in the future.

"Both in private and during open discussions William has had with senior members of the Royal Family he has made it plain how important that is to him now and in the future."

William has found himself in recent weeks leading the Royal Family's public response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

He and wife Kate Middleton, 38, have stepped up after Prince Charles was forced to self-isolate after his Covid-19 diagnosis. The Queen is also expected to remain at Windsor for several months.

This has seen the burden of responsibility fall on William's shoulders – a weight which would more likely have been shared with Harry and Meghan.

The source added: "Harry is acutely aware that the timing of his decision probably couldn't have come at a worse time.

"But once the wheels had been set in motion there was never any chance the timeline of his exit would change."

Rumours were rife the brothers had drifted apart since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex quit The Firm
Rumours were rife the brothers had drifted apart since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex quit The Firm
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