Carolyn Durand, one of the authors of Finding Freedom: Harry And Meghan And The Making Of A Modern Royal Family, said the brothers were “making their way back to each other” after drifting apart.
“A lot has changed since the beginning of the year, bringing people closer, especially with Prince Charles getting COVID,” a source close to the Sussexes told NBC News.
Durand added: “Like in any family there have been some ups and downs but the brothers are making their way back to each other, and that will take some time.”
The new book “Finding Freedom” is pulling back the curtain on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s life together, from their first date to their current standing with the royal family. @joefryer spoke with Carolyn Durand, the book’s co-author. pic.twitter.com/JDVXiG5yI0— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 10, 2020
Before the book was published it was widely touted as being “Harry and Meghan’s side of the story” on their decision to step back from their royal duties.
However a spokesperson for the couple has denied that they were interviewed for the book, and Omid Scobie, the other author, referred to it as “unauthorised and unofficial” on ITV’s Lorraine.
“I do think that we are hearing a side of the story that we haven’t heard previously,” Durand told NBC.
The book, which was released on Tuesday, hinted at the up-and-down nature of the brothers’ relationship.
According to the authors, William told a friend in March 2019: “Me and my brother, for the first time in two months, have had a really lovely conversation together.”
Harry addressed the reported rift with his brother in October 2019 when he said they were “on different paths”, while William was said to have told a friend in January: “I’ve put my arm around my brother all our lives and I can’t do that any more; we’re separate entities.”
Buckingham Palace has not commented on the book.