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William & Kate Made 'No Effort' to Introduce Kids to Lilibet Who Queen Considers 'Adorable,' Expert Claims

Junie Sihlangu
Jun 13, 2022
09:10 A.M.
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While Prince William and his wife, Duchess Kate, apparently didn't even try to introduce their three children to their cousin, Lilibet, the person the child was named after did meet her and allegedly warmed up to her.

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According to sources, Prince William and his younger brother, Prince Harry, were working in the background to try to heal their alleged rift. The pair was reportedly sending each other online messages every week.

The brothers also allegedly had face-to-face chats before the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations from June 2 to 5, 2022. Insiders claimed the feuding siblings had built some normalcy back into their relationship.

Prince Harry takes part in an internet video call with winners from Northern Ireland during a reception at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on October 16, 2017, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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William was allegedly the one who reached out first, seeking healing ahead of the Jubilee. He and the Duke of Sussex were said to be sending messages back and forth to each other every few days via WhatsApp.

They also had regular FaceTime calls with their respective children involved. However, their wives, Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan were not making any effort to bond and left their husbands to hash things out first.

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A source claimed the Duke of Cambridge was disappointed with how the Sussexes left the Royal Family so abruptly when they stepped down as senior royals in 2020. Harry and Meghan then relocated to California in the US.

However, William has allegedly gotten over that move, although the Royal Family was also unhappy. Ahead of the Jubilee, it was revealed that Harry was looking forward to seeing and celebrating with his family in the UK, along with his wife and their children.

Prince William and Prince Harry at the unveiling of a statue of their mother Princess Diana in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, on July 1, 2021, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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A Mirror insider shared how the brothers needed time for things to settle down first. Sources claimed that there was now a feeling of wanting to leave things in the past and move on to the next chapter of their relationship.

William was now trying to embrace and rekindle the relationship with his brother with the continued communication. He also hoped the calls with their respective children would help them restart their bond.

MEGHAN'S ALLEGED DISGRUNTLEMENT WITH HEALING THE RIFT

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan visit Croke Park at the organization, the Gaelic Athletic Association, on July 11, 2018, in Dublin, Ireland. | Source: Getty Images

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Howard Hodgson, a royal author, told The Sun that the Jubilee would create an improvement between the Royal Family and Harry. However, he also speculated that Meghan wouldn't want the rift between her husband and his family to be repaired, stating:

“If it was repaired, that might get Harry wanting to come back and play his role.”

WILLIAM FAILED TO INTRODUCE HIS CHILDREN TO HIS BROTHER'S DAUGHTER

Prince George, Prince William, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and Duchess Kate stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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Although William and Harry allegedly tried to stay in touch and rebuild their relationship, things were different when they met face-to-face, especially between their children. Royal expert Christopher Andersen revealed this:

“William and Kate made no effort at all to introduce Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to [Lilibet].”

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry at the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral on June 3, 2022, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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William and his wife also missed Harry's daughter's first birthday celebrations at the Sussex's Frogmore Cottage home in the UK. However, an ET insider claimed it wasn't intentional to avoid attending Lilibet's party.

The source revealed that it just happened that the Cambridges, Prince Edward, Duchess Sophie, and other royal members traveled to different parts of the UK. The group went to see those celebrating the Jubilee in different ways.

The Cambridges started the morning by visiting Wales. William and Kate were accompanied by their two older children, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte, while little Prince Louis was nowhere to be seen.

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Duchess Kate, Prince William, Princess Charlotte, and Prince George visit Cardiff Castle on June 4, 2022, in Cardiff, Wales. | Source: Getty Images

The insider clarified that the family hadn't planned the events to avoid the little girl's special day and that it was "a coincidence" that the events clashed. Andersen, however, claimed that there was still "a lot of tension" between the Cambridges and the Sussexes.

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While the Cambridges couldn't make it to celebrate little Lilibet's special day, she did get to meet and spend some time with her great-grandmother and namesake - the Queen.

The royal expert and author said the two couples didn't even bother speaking to each other during the celebrations. However, it seems things became a bit better between Meghan, Harry, and the Queen.

THE HEALTHIER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SUSSEXES AND THE MONARCH

Duchess Meghan, Prince Harry, and Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen's Young Leaders Award Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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In April 2022, Harry made a surprise visit to the Queen in the UK. While speaking with the "Today" show, the Duke of Sussex revealed he and his wife popped in to the monarch, had tea, and laughed together, saying:

“It was really nice to catch up with her.”

Duchess Meghan and Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018, in Widnes, England. | Source: Getty Images

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He shared how she was doing well and had a great sense of humor with him. The joint visit occurred at Windsor Castle during Meghan and her husband's visit to the UK since moving to the US, and it showed some hope of healing the family feud.

The couple was on their way to the Netherlands to attend the Invictus Games when they dropped in on Harry's grandmother. When the Sussexes traveled with their children, Archie and Lilibet, to the UK for the Jubilee, the Queen made a memorable gesture.

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She sent a car and security to collect the Sussexes after their private jet landed in the UK. The monarch's Land Rover was on hand to pick them up at Hampshire's Farnborough Airport before taking them to Frogmore Cottage.

While the Cambridges couldn't make it to celebrate little Lilibet's special day, she did get to meet and spend some time with her great-grandmother and namesake - the Queen. It was the first time that the pair got to meet face-to-face.

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On June 6, 2022, an Us Weekly source revealed that Harry and Meghan visited the monarch at Windsor Castle with their two children. The Queen had to pull out of the Party at the Palace celebrations because of personal issues.

Instead, she opted to spend quality time with her two great-grandchildren, with an insider claiming: "She thinks they're adorable." The Queen allegedly gave Lilibet and Archie some gifts as well!

The insider said seeing little Lilibet turn one on June 4, 2022, added "some light" to the monarch's day. Only time will tell if things will eventually come around for Harry and his brother, but the relationship that the former has with his grandmother was encouraging to say the least.

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