Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said it is “very possible” that Harry will take on this bigger role. This came after William and Harry appeared together at Windsor Castle to look at the tributes to Queen Elizabeth II. He said that the pair are making “real progress” in healing their reported rift. Mr Fitzwilliams described their most recent joint appearance as a “sensational surprise”.
The Duke of Cambridge’s official spokesman confirmed he invited Harry and Meghan to look at the tributes with him yesterday.
It is understood he believed it was an important show of unity at a difficult time for the family.
The duo were last seen in public together at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, which took place in June.
Speaking to the Sun Online, Mr Fitzwilliams said: “This is a sensational surprise, seeing them together at Windsor looking at the tributes to one of the greatest of our monarchs.
“It would benefit everyone to heal this rift, the Sussexes would have no work without their royal status.
Both couples are understood to be staying at Windsor Castle.
In a statement, Prince William said he felt “incredibly grateful” for his grandmother’s “wisdom and reassurance”.
He said: “On Thursday, the world lost an extraordinary leader, whose commitment to the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth was absolute.
“So much will be said in the days ahead about the meaning of her historic reign.
“You, however, have lost a grandmother.
“And while I will grieve her loss, I also feel incredibly grateful.
“I have had the benefit of The Queen’s wisdom and reassurance into my fifth decade.”
Rumors of a rift between Prince Harry and Prince William have been circling for years, but they have grown since Prince Harry said there was “space” between himself and his brother in his interview with Oprah last year.
And on a trip to South Africa the previous October, Harry said he and William were on “different paths at the moment”.
But he added: “I will always be there for him as I know he will always be there for me.”