The royal brothers are finally coming together — for a good cause.
Prince William penned a note on behalf of himself and his brother Prince Harry to thank the volunteers of The Diana Award in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. The charity was founded in the name of their late mother, Princess Diana, “to foster, develop and inspire positive change in the lives of young people.”
The organization shared the Prince’s letter on their Instagram page, alongside pictures of the brothers working with the charity over the years and thanking them for “for all [their] support over the years and now in this uncertain time.” Will’s message read:
“I wanted to write to send my support and thanks to all the staff, volunteers and supporters of The Diana Award. My brother and I remain ever appreciative of the work you do to foster, develop and support young people, particularly at this time of uncertainty. Whilst you are finding yourselves adapting to new ways of working there is no doubt that your support for young people, through what will be anxious and unsettling times for many, is as important as ever. This comes with my very best wishes for good health to you and your families over the coming weeks.”
“There have been clearly some quite major rifts in that relationship, but things have got better and I know that William and Harry are in touch on the phone. They have done video calls together, they have done a lot of family birthdays and I think with Prince Charles not being well, that really forced the brothers to pick up the phone and get back in touch.”
Harry clearly needs all the support he can get, as another insider suggested the 35-year-old has been struggling with all the huge life changes he’s experienced recently. Though in his own words the coronavirus crisis has changed life “dramatically,” the Duke of Sussex also recently dropped his royal titles and moved to an entirely new country (twice!).
The source told Vanity Fair:
“He has a lot of friends in the military community in the UK and of course he misses them. This is a very strange time for us all, but I think Harry is missing having a structure to his life right now. He doesn’t have friends in L.A. like Meghan and he doesn’t have a job. So at the moment he’s a bit rudderless, but it won’t always be like this, and he knows that.”
Hopefully, being able to lean on his brother again will help the Prince cope. And we’re all glad to see them coming back together again, especially for a good cause!
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