Harry and William Ate Apart on Night of Queen’s Death, but Bombshell Text Brought Them Together

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Since a distraught Prince Harry was pictured sweeping the gates of Balmoral Castle alone, several hours after the Queen’s death, and being chased away again at 8.30am the next morning, just as alone, for take a regular British Airways flight. Back in London, the question of what really happened that night loomed large.

Now some answers have been given about those mysterious 1 p.m. by the Daily mail the journalist and society columnist Richard Kay, who is widely credited with having excellent contacts in the King Charles camp.

Kay says that, surprisingly, Harry didn’t see William at all that evening, and by the time he arrived William had already been taken to Charles’ home on the estate, Birkhall.

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The two brothers therefore dined apart, and the first time they saw each other was when they briefly united at Windsor Castle during a carefully organized unity show on Saturday.

Kay reports: “Two dinner parties were held on the royal estate that night and there was a clear division: one was for the new king and his heir, the other was for the rest of the family.”

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Kay also denies the suggestion that it was Charles who arranged for William and Harry and their wives to gather to see floral tributes at Windsor Castle.

He says that, as reported by The Daily Beast, the initiative was William’s. Kay adds the compelling detail, however, that the older brother contacted the younger by text message.

Harry recognized the text, and the rest is history.

A source told Kay: “It happened really quickly which is really remarkable considering they haven’t seen each other in Scotland.”

A source previously told The Daily Beast that the decision was made to project a united front, a notion confirmed by an insider who told the Daily mail“These next few days are going to be extremely intense and going through them without distraction can only be a good thing.”

Kay is skeptical that the truce will hold and likens the situation to football matches that would have been played on the Western Front during World War I on Christmas Day, before hostilities resumed on December 26.

A lingering issue for William is Harry’s upcoming memoir, with a source saying: “William loves his brother but there’s this matter of trust.”

Asked about the chances of a real reconciliation, a source described by Kay as an “informed figure” told him, “The problem is that they have barely spoken to each other in two years and there is both anger and grief about it on both sides.”

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