Prince Harry and Prince William’s relationship has been strained for years. The brothers’ close bond started to deteriorate shortly after Prince Harry dated Meghan Markle. Royal experts revealed that Prince William warned his brother against marrying Markle very early on because they had only been dating for over a year. However, Prince Harry was offended by his brother’s reminder, and their relationship has never been the same.
Last year, Prince Harry and Markle sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey where they shed light on the ongoing tensions between them and the royal family. The couple also revealed that a certain member of the royal family had concerns over Archie’s skin color.
The Duke of Sussex also threw shade at Prince Charles and claimed that the latter stopped taking his calls at one point. The dad of two also said that Prince Charles cut him off financially shortly after he relocated to the United States.
The royal family did not respond to Prince Harry and Markle’s allegations. But Prince William defended the royal family by saying that they are not racist. Queen Elizabeth also released a statement saying that the Sussexes will continue to be beloved members of the royal family.
Prince Harry, Prince William Relationship Update
After a year, royal fans are hoping that Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship has already been approved. But according to royal expert Camilla Tominey, this isn’t the case.
“While Prince Charles is thought to be in regular contact with his youngest son, Harry’s relationship with William has still not recovered from Oprah, after he suggested both his father and his brother felt ‘trapped’ in the Royal Family. As the Queen has always said, they remain much-loved members of the family but it’s not been easy. It’s hard enough for any family to get along but when such intimate details are made public on primetime TV? It’s difficult to put that genie back in the bottle,” Tominey said.
Prince Harry, Prince William’s Relationship Remains Poor
In November, royal author Robert Lacey gave a similar update about Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship. He said that the brothers’ relationship remains poor.
“I’ve spoken to two people from that party and it was quite clear from things he said that his anger towards Harry remains. He remains unhappy about what his brother has done. There is no immediate possibility of any reconciliation. I mean, it’s not wanted on either side. Too many bitter things have been said,” Lacey told Page Six.
At one point, Prince William and Prince Harry reportedly got into a screaming match because of bullying allegations that were made after the latter tied the knot with Markle.
“I am told by the person to whom William described this, that William physically went round to discover Harry on the Kensington campus and they had a face-to-face showdown. It ended with William saying, ‘Well, I don’t want you in my household anymore,’” Lacey said.
As a result, Prince Harry and Markle decided to move out of Kensington Palace and into Frogmore Cottage.
Prince Harry, Prince William Tried To Reconcile During Their Reunion
But Lacey’s revelations a couple of months ago were in stark contrast to what another source said in July. A source told Us Weekly that the brothers have turned a new page in their relationship after they reunited for the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue.
“William and Harry spent the morning before the statue unveiling looking through old keepsakes, notes from Diana, and bonding. They have absolutely turned a new page in their relationship and have started the healing. Everyone around them was thrilled to see how close they were on the day of the statue unveiling,” the source said.
As of press writing, Prince Harry and Prince William remain mum on their relationship. But even during his interview with Winfrey, the Duke of Sussex said that he would always love his brother no matter what.
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