Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Sent Kate Middleton a Thoughtful Birthday Gift

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sent a "thoughtful card and gifts" to Kate Middleton on her 39th birthday last Saturday, a royal insider revealed.

Well, this is extremely sweet! While tensions have been high between the Sussexes and the Cambridges over the past year due to the rift between Prince William and Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Harry still made sure to reach out to Kate Middleton on her birthday as she turned 39 last Saturday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sent a "thoughtful card and gifts," Us Weekly (opens in new tab) reports (opens in new tab).

In fact, Meghan, Harry, Kate, and William began to reconnect (opens in new tab) over the holiday season, with gifts exchanged and calls made between the families, royal correspondent Katie Nicholl said. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight (opens in new tab), Nicholl said, "There were phone and video calls over the Christmas and New Year holiday and the Sussexes sent presents to the Cambridges and vice versa." Nicholl continued, "It was an opportunity in an otherwise very busy and chaotic year for both of the families to come together and connect, albeit virtually."

Around this time last year, the Sussexes had just announced their (very understandable) decision to step down as senior royals, a move that reportedly outraged William. "Things are a lot better between William and Harry. If you go back a year at that stage, these brothers were barely on talking terms," Nicholl recalled. "Fast forward to today, the relationship is much better than it was. For a start, they are on talking terms, and not only on talking terms, they do speak relatively regularly. They were very much in touch over the holidays."

Things aren't entirely resolved between the brothers, the royal expert noted: "There is an ocean between them, there is a time difference and as Harry [has] said… they are two brothers on different paths."

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