Inside the sweet bond Prince Harry once shared with Kate Middleton as rumors of 'unlikely reconciliation' grow

Inside the sweet bond Prince Harry once shared with Kate Middleton as rumors of 'unlikely reconciliation' grow
The relationship between Prince Harry and Kate Middleton is reportedly 'broken' (Getty Images)

Inside Prince Harry and Kate Middleton's pre-Megxit relationship

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Kate Middleton once held a special place in Prince Harry's heart (Getty Images)

The strained bond between Prince Harry and Prince William affected Harry's relationship with his sister-in-law Kate Middleton which deteriorated along with the growing distance between him and his brother. Harry supposedly regrets that because he once had a special spot in his heart for the Princess of Wales. A royal analyst claimed that a reunion between Kate and Harry is unlikely. "I always used to say I think there is a possibility, but as time goes on and the more we hear and see, I’m thinking that a reunion between them is more and more unlikely," former royal butler Grant Harrold told the New York Post.

Prince Harry considered Kate Middleton as his sister

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Prince Harry considered Kate Middleton as his own sister (Getty Images)

Kate Middleton was more than simply sister-in-law to Prince Harry; she was his family. She was nice and sweet, with a distinct sense of humor hidden beneath it all, which drew Harry in. Kate was frequently seen giggling beside him in pictures. "I loved my new sister-in-law, I felt she was more sister than in-law, the sister I'd never had and always wanted, and I was pleased that she'd forever be standing by Willy's side," Harry wrote in his 2023 autobiography, 'Spare'.

Prince Harry desired Princess Diana's engagement ring to be given to Kate Middleton

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A close-up of Kate Middleton's engagement ring as she posed for photographs (Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Prince William selected items from Princess Diana's jewelry collection as mementos following her death in 1997. Harry selected a few, including Diana's famous blue sapphire ring. Harry wanted Kate to have Diana's engagement ring, which is why it ended up in her possession. "Harry joked with his brother that, under other circumstances, he might not be so willing to fork over the ring: 'If it was any other girl...'" Christopher Andersen wrote in his 2021 book 'Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan'.

Prince Harry enjoyed Kate Middleton's cooking

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Prince Harry used to visit Prince William and Kate Middleton's apartment when he was single so he could enjoy home-cooked meals (Getty Images)

Prince Harry used to visit Prince William and Kate Middleton's 22-room apartment when he was a single man living in a cottage at Kensington Palace so he could enjoy her home-cooked meals. In a 2017 Newsweek article, royal author Angela Levin revealed that Harry was a fan of Kate's roast chicken. In 2008, during William's months-long duty with the Royal Air Force, Kate supposedly prepared meals for Harry frequently. Referring to the esteemed Eton College, Harry and William attended, a source said in 2016 that " [She gave him] cooking tips, so he would eat more than the Etonian-style fry-ups of which he was so fond."

Prince Harry collaborated closely with Prince William and Kate Middleton

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Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton launched the Heads Together campaign in 2016 to raise mental health awareness( Getty Images)

Work collaboration came easily to Prince William and Kate Middleton since they were so at ease with Prince Harry. In defiance of royal custom, which dictates that private matters be kept private from the media, the three launched the Heads Together campaign in 2016 to raise mental health awareness. "Once we started showing a lot more of what we were going to do, people realized that Catherine, Harry, and I put our necks on the line here," William stated in 2019 at the Davos World Economic Forum.

Prince Harry was thrilled about introducing Meghan Markle to Kate Middleton

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Prince Harry was excited to introduce Meghan Markle to Prince William and Kate Middleton (Getty Images)

Harry was excited to introduce Meghan Markle to William and Kate as soon as he met her. "I confessed, for the umpteenth time, that this had long been my dream — to join them with an equal partner. To become a foursome," Harry said in his book 'Spare'. Initially, Harry was concerned about William and Kate's perception. His concerns were alleviated, though, when he revealed that she was an actor from 'Suits'. "Their mouths fell open. They turned to each other. Then Willy turned to me and said: 'F*** off?'" Harry wrote. Kate and William turned out to be huge fans of the legal drama.

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