Prince Harry extends ‘olive branch’ to Prince William amid Princess Catherine’s cancer diagnosis

Mar 26, 2024
As the royal family rallies around Princess Catherine during her health battle, the gestures of support and reconciliation offer a glimmer of hope for healing not only for her but for the entire family. Source: Getty Images.

Prince Harry has reportedly reached out to his brother, Prince William, following the distressing news of Princess Catherine’s cancer diagnosis.

Royal correspondent Sarah Louise-Robertson revealed the significant development on GB News, suggesting that Princess Catherine’s health update could mark a turning point in the strained relations between the two brothers.

Louise-Robertson’s insights shed light on a private exchange between the princes, indicating a potential thawing and an olive branch extended amidst what has been a tumultuous period for the Royal Family.

“Harry reached out to his brother last night”, she said.

“There has been some text messages, some exchanges, and the fact that has happened shows that there could now be maybe a thawing and a bit of an olive branch between the two families.”

Louise-Robertson emphasised the significance of this gesture, suggesting that amidst the family’s recent challenges, there’s a renewed opportunity for reconciliation.

“And I think, wouldn’t it be lovely if Harry could just make that apology?” she said.

“This is the time where you have to put all that bad blood behind you and you come together as a family.

“Catherine’s diagnosis has put everything into perspective, the silly things that they were feuding about, it seems so futile.”

The news of Princess Catherine’s diagnosis has prompted an outpouring of support from within and beyond the royal circle.

Notably, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped forward with a message of compassion and solidarity for the Princess of Wales.

“We wish health and healing for Kate and the family, and hope they are able to do so privately and in peace,” the statement read.

Since stepping back from their royal roles, Harry and Meghan have maintained their distance from the Royal Family. However, in moments of adversity, such as King Charles’s cancer diagnosis and now Princess Catherine’s illness, they have demonstrated unwavering support and a willingness to put differences aside.

The sentiments expressed by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle resonate deeply in light of Princess Catherine’s recent disclosure of her cancer battle. In a poignant video message, she courageously shared her journey, expressing gratitude for the outpouring of support while emphasising the importance of family during trying times.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you, personally, for all the wonderful messages of support and for your understanding whilst I have been recovering from surgery,” she began.

“It has been an incredibly tough couple of months for our entire family, but I’ve had a fantastic medical team who have taken great care of me, for which I am so grateful.

“In January, I underwent major abdominal surgery in London and at the time, it was thought that my condition was non-cancerous. The surgery was successful. However, tests after the operation found cancer had been present. My medical team therefore advised that I should undergo a course of preventative chemotherapy, and I am now in the early stages of that treatment.

“This of course came as a huge shock, and William and I have been doing everything we can to process and manage this privately for the sake of our young family.

“As you can imagine, this has taken time. It has taken me time to recover from major surgery in order to start my treatment. But, most importantly, it has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them, and to reassure them that I am going to be OK.

“As I have said to them: I am well and getting stronger every day by focusing on the things that will help me heal, in my mind, body and spirits.

“Having William by my side is a great source of comfort and reassurance, too. As is the love, support and kindness that has been shown by so many of you. It means so much to us both.

“We hope that you will understand that, as a family, we now need some time, space and privacy while I complete my treatment. My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy, and I look forward to being back when I am able. But for now I must focus on making a full recovery.

“At this time, I am also thinking of all those whose lives have been affected by cancer. For everyone facing this disease, in whatever form, please do not lose faith or hope. You are not alone.”

As the royal family rallies around Princess Catherine during her health battle, the gestures of support and reconciliation offer a glimmer of hope for healing not only for her but for the entire family.

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