There were reports earlier this year of a partial rift between the two brothers around the time Prince Harry announced he was standing down as a senior royal family member. However according to the source the two royals have remained in contact, and have grown somewhat closer again in response to their father being diagnosed with coronavirus.
Speaking to the Sun Online the source said: “There’s no doubt William and Harry do not enjoy the same close relationship that they did when they were growing up or indeed of just a few years ago.
“But the idea that the pair never speak to one another is completely detached from reality.
“They regularly swap messages. Indeed it was Harry who told William before anyone else about his decision to move to America.
“Whereas in the past Harry may have leaned on his brother over a decision like that and asked for advice it wasn’t the same this time.
“There’s no doubt William and Harry do not enjoy the same close relationship that they did" (Image: GETTY)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children during a coronavirus fundraiser (Image: GETTY)
“He’d made his decision but Harry deeply respects his brother and didn’t want him to hear it from anyone else.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shocked the world in January when they announced they would be standing down as senior royals.
Instead the couple pledged to become “financially independent” and said they would divide their time between North America and the UK.
Currently the Duke and Duchess are living in Los Angeles, Meghan’s home city, which they moved to shortly before the coronavirus lockdown was imposed.
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Prince William appearing virtually on a BBC coronavirus fundraiser (Image: GETTY)