The Duke and Duchess of Sussex haven’t attended a public engagement with the Cambridges since June, when they came together to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday at Trooping the Colour. But tonight, Meghan, Kate, Harry and William are expected to put on a united front at the Royal Albert Hall, where they will attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance with other senior royals.
The event, dedicated to those who have given their lives in the service of their country, has been held since 1923.
The Cambridges and Sussexes’ first public meeting in months comes after Prince Harry opened up on his relationship with Prince William in ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.
There, the Duke of Sussex said he will “always be there for him” while conceding he is now on a “different path” from his older brother.
The bombshell interview to broadcaster Tom Bradby, a friend of the Duke of Sussex, sparked the concern of Prince William, according to a Kensington Palace source.
Speaking to the BBC, the source said William was “worried” about his younger brother and he hopes Harry and Meghan “are all right”.
Another source also opened up on Kate’s feelings about Harry and Meghan’s wellbeing.
Speaking to US Weekly, this insider claimed Kate “hates to see” Meghan and Harry “so miserable”.
However, the source claimed the Duchess of Cambridge is trying to avoid tensions and meddling with the two brothers’ rift.
They said: “While Kate’s concerned about Harry and Meghan’s wellbeing, she tries to stay out of the drama.”
“She hopes William and Harry will eventually heal the rift and let bygones be bygones.”
While Harry’s open-hearted revelation sparked concern, Meghan’s interview to Mr Bradby was seen by some commentators as a criticism to the traditional royal way to deal with problems.
Meghan was almost brought to tears when asked whether she was “okay”, revealing “not many people” have been checking on her in the past months.
She also said she has been trying to adopt “the British sensibility of the stiff upper lip”, but realised it could be “damaging” on the long term.
She said: “I have said for a long time to H – that how I call him – it’s not enough to just survive something, right?
“Like, that’s not the point of life, you’ve got to thrive, you have got to feel happy.
“I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of the stiff upper lip, I tried, I have really tried, but I think that, what that does internally, is probably really damaging.”
This was seen by some as a swipe at the Queen’s motto – never complain and never explain.
Tonight’s festival will mark one of the last public events to be attended by Meghan and Harry before their announced six-week break.