The sweet sign Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are holding out an olive branch to the royals this Christmas

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Frogmore Cottage
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have sent the Cambridge family Christmas presents
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The Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge have reportedly exchanged Christmas presents, putting an end to rumours of their rift. And even Meghan is said to have been involved.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, new home

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle relocated to America this year 

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The fact that Prince Harry and Prince William are back in touch was enough to put a smile on the faces of royal fans up and down the country, amid rumours of their ongoing rift since Meghan and Harry stepped down as senior royals.

But now it has emerged that Duchess Meghan had a role to play in the brothers’ truce. As she sweetly provided the calligraphy to personalise messages for Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five and two-year-old Prince Louis. 

The author told The Sun, “Harry has sent presents to William and Kate and the calligraphy has been done by Meghan.

"He plans to speak to his father and brother over Christmas.”

Prince Charles (L) and his two sons Prince Harry (C) and Prince William (R) arrive for the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Diana, Princess of Wales

Prince Harry and Prince William have always been close 

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It comes after royal commentator, Katie Nicholl, confirmed the brothers would celebrate together this Christmas, albeit virtually. 

She told True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat, “There has been nine months since Megxit and relations are better. 

"I know that they are in touch, that they do talk. I know that Harry sent over a load of presents for the Cambridge children. They will zoom and chat over the holidays.”

Things reportedly became tense between the brothers after The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s sudden and shocking decision to step back from their duties as senior royals and relocate to America - where they’ve settled in a Santa Barbara mansion.

It's not the first time that Meghan has offered up a thoughtful gift for Harry's family. Back in 2017 she surprised William with a jovial present, much to the Prince's delight.

"Meghan's biggest challenge was finding the perfect novelty gifts to amuse her new extended family," wrote royal authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. 

"At least one of her gifts was a huge hit - a spoon for William that had 'cereal killer' embossed on the shallow bowl end of the utensil."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take part in 'clap for carers' with their three children

The Cambridge children will receive gifts from Uncle Harry and Auntie Meghan 

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Although the brothers used to share a close bond, royal author, Omid Scobie, revealed William, 38, and Harry, 36, are not as close as they once were. And haven’t been since the Sandringham Summit. 

“It’s completely wrong to think William and Harry are communicating like they used to. The fallout is serious and difficult," he said.

It is thought the brothers went months without speaking. “The brothers had not spoken since around the time of the Sandringham summit. They hadn’t seen each other. That’s really going to take some time to heal,” Omid explained. 

Thankfully it seems time is a healer and the brothers appear to be on much better terms this Christmas. While this year will inevitably be a different kind of Christmas, it's safe to say we're appreciating the importance of family more than ever. 

Georgia Farquharson
Georgia Farquharson

Georgia studied Print Journalism at university in Nottingham, England before going on to work on several leading celebrity magazines, as well as freelance writing for international magazine Grazia Middle East. An enthusiastic, hard-working and ambitious writer, Georgia recently launched her own communications consultancy, farq media. As Director and Founder, Georgia helps businesses with their Public Relations strategy, as well as influencer and celebrity marketing. She also represents several influencers of her own. She lives with this motto in mind; "if your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."