Prince Harry 'texted Kate Middleton after Lilibet's birth' cementing her role as peacemaker between him and William

PRINCE Harry sent Kate Middleton a text message after the birth of his daughter Lilibet, it has been reported.

The move is understood to cement Kate's role as peacemaker between Harry and his brother William.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the arrival of their daughter last Sunday, prompting warm messages of congratulations from senior royals.

A Palace source said Harry also sent a text message to Kate, "cementing her role as a bridge between him and his brother", according to The Mail on Sunday.

It comes after the Duchess of Cambridge appeared to act as peacemaker between Harry and Wills at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral, sharing a private chat while leaving the sombre ceremony.

The tender reunion was the first time the brothers had seen each other face-to-face in more than a year after Harry quit the UK.

And after the emotional service, Harry was seen talking with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

William has previously called his wife the "peacemaker" between him and his brother – and at their grandfather's funeral, Kate stepped back to allow them to speak.


A royal source said at the time:  “It looked like a conciliatory move by William to wait for Harry and allow him to catch up and chat to him and Kate. That could be a significant moment.

“Harry appeared grateful for the opportunity, and Kate seemed to make a point of letting the brothers walk alone together, having briefly chatted to Harry as well."

The source added: “Funerals have the ability to bring people together and I am sure that it would have warmed the heart of  Prince Philip,  if he could  have seen that brief coming together.”

The birth of baby Lilibet appeared to have a similar effect, with Wills and Kate sending a message of congrats to Harry and Meghan.

They wrote on Twitter: "We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili.

"Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie."

The Royal Family as a whole was also said to be delighted by the news, with a statement from the Palace reading: “The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

It was also reported to US media that the Cambridges had sent Meghan and Harry a gift for their new arrival.

The Sun Online has approached the Palace and representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for comment.

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