It will be Prince Harry and Prince William’s first joint event in 2019 following rumours of a rift between them.
Princes Harry and William will be reunited again at a polo event this week after putting any troubles aside at little Archie’s christening. It will be the brothers’ first joint event of the year after a rumoured rift between them and their wives Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton. At Windsor Castle, on Saturday, everything looked rosy between the Sussexes and Cambridges as the ‘fab four’ got together at the christening of Harry and Meghan’s two-month-old son. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex came under fire for keeping the event private and refusing to name Archie’s godparents. On Sunday, it was reported Harry’s close pal Charlie van Straubenzee was godfather, with claims his childhood nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke was godmother.
A palace source said, “Despite all the controversy the whole event was a tremendous success for the family. William and Kate have really taken to baby Archie – who knows, it could even spark Kate into becoming broody again. “William and Harry are back in each other’s corner now after months of really not speaking, which has been a huge relief for the family.” The brothers are due to take part in a polo day named after late Leicester City owner Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash in October. Wednesday’s event at Billingbear Polo Club in Berkshire will raise cash for 15 charities backed by the pair.
The source said, “Harry and William will join forces at the polo and who knows, there’s still plenty of room for them to work together in future if they desire it.” It comes weeks after Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, confirmed they were to leave the Royal Foundation, set up by William and Harry in 2009, with Kate joining two years later. The Sussexes are starting their own charity while William and Kate, both 37, will stay with the original, renamed the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.The foundation said it was to ‘better align the couples’ charitable activities. But it sparked speculation of a further divide after a turbulent year. Kate and Meghan reportedly fell out ahead of 2018’s royal wedding in an apparent row over Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress. Speculation was also sparked by Harry and Meghan’s move away from the Kensington Estate to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. But the four were together with Archie in a christening picture including the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland, and Princess Diana’s sisters. A black-and-white snap of Harry, Meghan and little Archie melted fans’ hearts. The source added, “The Sussexes may have navigated their way out of the furore after the reaction to the photos they released.