AceShowbiz - Kate Middleton indeed serves as the bridge for warring royal brothers Prince Harry and Prince William. According to a new report, the Duke of Sussex texted his sister-in-law to let Prince William know about the arrival of his and Meghan Markle's daughter earlier this month.
The Mail on Sunday stated on Monday, June 14 that Kate has always been responsible for keeping things between the brothers civil. A palace source claimed to the outlet that Harry delivering the news to Duchess of Cambridge instead of telling his own brother directly is Harry's way of "cementing her role as a bridge between him and his brother."
Despite the drama, the Cambridges issued a joint statement to congratulate Harry and Meghan on Lilibet's arrival. "We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili," William and Kate wrote on their official Instagram account alongside a picture of the Sussexes' pregnancy announcement. "Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie."
It was also reported that Prince William and Kate sent Lili a gift. However, details about the sweet gesture remain to be seen.
Back in May, the Duke of Cambridge gushed about sharing "plenty of [parenting] advice" with his brother. "I wish him all the best and hope the next few days they can settle down and enjoy having a newborn in their family and all the joys that come with that," William said at the time. "We're absolutely thrilled and looking forward to seeing them in the next few days as things quiet down. I'm very pleased and glad to welcome my brother to the sleep deprivation society that is parenting."
Meghan gave birth to Lili at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California on Friday morning, June 5. Harry and Meghan paid tribute to Harry's late mother Princess Diana and his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II by naming their baby girl Lilibet Diana.