Prince William and Kate Middleton reunited with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over the weekend to greet well-wishers following the Queen’s death—their first joint appearance in, well, forever. Turns out William invited Harry and Meghan to make the public appearance with him and Kate—and a source told Us Weekly that it “wasn’t an easy decision.”

“In the end, [William] elected to [invite them] because it was agreed amongst all of them that this very much the appropriate thing to do,” the source explained. “For all of their differences in the past, many of which still linger, this was what The Queen would have wanted and William knew very well that it was no time to be holding onto grudges or distancing himself from his brother. They needed to put on a united front and pay their respects for her sake as well as the monarchy as a whole and the people she served so tirelessly during her reign.”

The Telegraph also has insight into how this historic reunion went down: apparently William was “dismayed” that so much coverage was focused on “Harry and Meghan’s movements on the day Queen Elizabeth died rather than the magnitude of her passing” and decided to reach out to the Sussexes at the last minute.

“Both he and the Princess of Wales felt that the focus should solely be on this period of deep mourning and nothing else,” a source explained. “That the focus should only be on his late grandmother.”

It was reportedly “prearranged” that the couples would check out floral tributes as a foursome, and then greet well-wishes on opposite sides of the road. The “carefully planned choreography” had the “advantage of both keeping a distance between Kate and Meghan” who allegedly hadn’t spoken since the Sussexes’ Oprah interview.

The couples will be spending more time together in the following days as the royals prepare for the Queen’s funeral on Monday, so here’s to hoping they get a chance to mend fences.

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