Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have caused a stir within the royal family, but it seems like Prince William and Kate Middleton are doing their best to move forward from the drama.
“I think the depths of the sadness and split between the two brothers is incredibly deep and incredibly raw, and I think it’s going to take a lot to get the two of them back together,” royal expert Nick Bullen told Us Weekly on Tuesday, September 14. “I think at the moment William and Kate are focusing on their work, focusing on the children, focusing on supporting the Queen. I don’t know, but I don’t think they spend a lot of time thinking about the Harry and Meghan situation.”
Since Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, are in California, they seem to be spending time with their kids, Lilibet and Archie. “Harry really doesn’t seem to be spending a lot of time thinking about his impact on the family in the U.K.,” Bullen shared. “So I think they’re both, as Harry put it, on their own paths. They’ll always be brothers that always want to have some level of contact, but I think it’s pretty distanced at the moment from what I’m told by those close to them.”
With Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee coming up next year, Kate, 39, and William, 39, will be preoccupied with making sure the 95-year-old is happy.
“I think [over] the next 12 months, the Cambridges will be very much about supporting the Queen,” Bullen said. “Next year is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year. All the members of the royal family are very aware of the fact that it’s her year. They’re going to support her, you know, the headlines shouldn’t be about them. The headlines next year should be about the queen in her 70th year [of ruling]. So I think you will see Kate and William really stepping up to support the Queen over the next 12 months.”
Ultimately, it sounds like Kate and William "want to try and be a private family as much as they can possibly be," Bullen said, adding that the pair are "focused on being with their children."
The mom-of-three and her husband stayed out of the spotlight for a bit this summer when they took Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis on vacation and even visited the Queen at her Balmoral estate.