​Brothers in arms: Prince William and Harry repairing severed relationship

After reported tension between Prince William and Prince Harry, claims have been made that the brothers are “back in touch” and sorting through their issues with each other.

“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,” royal expert Katie Nicholl explained to ET.

“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.”

Nicholl says Harry felt homesick after touching down in L.A, but has found the “right time” to patch things up with his big brother.

“I think there is a sense of relief on both sides that this high drama is now a thing of the past,” she said.

“The Sussexes are free to get on with their new lives [and] the Cambridges can get back to their old lives without all the upset and drama that was clearly a big deal behind the scenes.

“I think Kate and William miss Harry and Meghan to a degree, but certainly they miss Harry [being] around and part of their lives.”

Nicholl went on to say it’s not a far-fetched idea to believe the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took part in a birthday video call to Archie.

“I am quite sure there would have been communication between the Cambridges and the Prince of Wales and I am told Harry picks up the phone regularly to his grandmother, the queen,” Nicholl said.

“They had that same call on her birthday. I'm sure there was a Zoom birthday call for Archie, too.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they were stepping down as senior royals in January, and wrapped up their last required duties by April.

“The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly … there really was no other option,” he said.

“I have accepted this, knowing that it doesn’t change who I am or how committed I am.

He went on to add: “But I hope that helps you understand what it had to come to, that I would step my family back from all I have ever known, to take a step forward into what I hope can be a more peaceful life.”

This article originally appeared on Over60.