Prince William and Prince Charles are said to be “more united than ever” over their vision for the monarchy after Prince Philip’s funeral.
Royal expert Kate Nicholl said the Duke of Edinburgh’s death earlier this month marked “the end of an era”.
And she told True Royalty TV’s ‘The Royal Beat’ the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge are now determined to look to the future.
A service for Philip was held at Windsor Castle after he passed away peacefully at the age of 99.
Ms Nicholl said both William and Charles recognise a lot needs to be done to restore faith in the monarchy following the funeral.
But she claims the pair are committed to making things work – now more than ever in the wake of Philip’s death.
“The sources I speak to say that the notion of ‘sovereign’ is what has reunited them in the wake of Andrew and ‘Megxit’, she said.
“They are stronger now than ever and more focused.
“It’s not a case of waving a magic wand and everything is okay. There is a lot of work to do.
“There are a lot of bridges that need to be built and trust that needs to be regained.
“It’s not going to happen in a quick walk around Windsor Castle.
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“Credit to the Prince of Wales, who instigated that meeting as an initial icebreaker.
“No one realises and appreciates more than Prince Charles that a divided Royal Family is not the unified monarchy that people want to see.”
It has been reported that the Queen is not worried about tensions in the family and believes everything will work out in the end.
“She has been through so many difficult times,” a royal insider reportedly told People Magazine.
The Queen’s former palace press secretary Charles Anson added that Her Majesty, who turned 95 on Wednesday, “absorbs things quietly”.
Much of the royal tension is said to revolve around Prince Harry’s relationship with brother William and father Charles after his bombshell interview alongside wife Meghan Markle.
The brothers reunited at Philip’s funeral before Harry returned to California to be with his pregnant wife.
The pair were seen speaking alongside William’s wife Kate Middleton, with various reports suggesting a further conversation with Charles also took place.
Harry and William will meet again in London in the summer as both have an important date in their diary, to mark what would have been their late mother Princess Diana’s birthday by unveiling a new statue of her in Kensington Gardens.