Prince William and Princess Kate were seen during a walkabout in Windsor Castle with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on Saturday to commemorate the death of Queen Elizabeth II, in what many are calling a “temporary truce” to mourn the death of the monarch. 

The couple came together in a car to Windsor Castle on Saturday with William driving, with insiders saying that William and Harry were given a directive by the newly-crowned King Charles III to “set aside their feud,” leading to William inviting Harry to the walkabout in Windsor Castle, according to the Daily Beast

The negotiations regarding the “11th-hour olive branch” that William gave to Harry and Meghan were reportedly so fraught that it delayed their arrival by 45 minutes, with the two couples keeping themselves separate from each other as they greeted mourners and observed the flowers and overflow of grief over Elizabeth, Harper’s Bazaar reported. 

“It is understood past wounds haven’t fully healed, and the walkabout was more a temporary truce,” a source was quoted saying by a local newspaper. 

The two royal couples shared intimate moments with the crowd, with Meghan reportedly being hugged by a 14-year-old girl who said she did it in an attempt to ensure that the Duchess felt welcome in the proceedings.

“I asked if she could have a hug, and she hugged me back. It was just quite an amazing moment. I'm still shaking now,” she said. “It was quite nice to see William and Kate and Meghan and Harry together. I just wanted to show her that she's welcome here and wanted to hug her after everything that's happened.”

Despite the reportedly-fraught reunion of Prince Harry and William and their wives, who were once called “The Fab Four” by the media before the fraying of their relationship, some observers hope that the death of Elizabeth II will open new possibilities for reconciliation between the royals. 

“It's such an extraordinary historical moment and also a deeply personal one for the family that you'd hope and think that all members of the family would unite and support [the King] especially,” an insider said. “And perhaps some of those wounds can be healed in the process.”

GettyImages-1422614310 Prince Harry and William appear to have put aside their feud on Saturday in order to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, with the princes and their wives appearing together for the first time in years. Chris Jackson/Getty Images.