‘Heartbreaking!’ Insider lifts lid on new twist in Prince William and Prince Harry feud

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Prince William and Prince Harry’s rift looks far from being healed in the wake of US broadcaster Gayle King’s revelation the brothers held “unproductive” conversations over the weekend. A close insider outlined the loss of this dynamic duo of brothers and their work together is “almost heartbreaking”.

The source told People magazine: “It’s a sad state of affairs, because William and Harry could have been so brilliant.

“To think of what they could have achieved together is almost heartbreaking.”

Cracks in the relationship between the pair were first reported in late 2018, when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their decision to relocate from Nottingham Cottage, just minutes away from the Cambridges’ home, to Frogmore Cottage.

Weeks later, their households’ split was completed as Meghan and Prince Harry set up their own communications team at Buckingham Palace and stopped sharing with Kate and William the one based at Kensington Palace. 

Following months of speculation, Prince Harry did address the state of the relationship with his brother in an interview with Tom Bradby in October 2019, included in the documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.

The Duke of Sussex said at the time he and his brother were on “different paths” but “I will always be there for him and, as I know, he will always be there for me.”

Harry added: “We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we are so busy. 

“But I love him dearly. And you know the majority of stuff is created out of nothing.

“But as brothers, you know, you have good days, you have bad days.”

In early 2020, after the Sussexes announced their intention to step back as working royals, the brotherly rift reportedly worsened.

Royal commentator Katie Nicholl claimed the Duke of Cambridge could not bear to have lunch with his brother ahead of the summit held in Sandringham to flesh out the terms of Megxit.  

She told ET Online: “When William went to the Sandringham Summit, he was so angry with his brother.

“He couldn’t even face going to that lunch with the Queen.

“He only went for the meetings, such was his frustration and feeling of disappointment about what his brother had done and how Harry was handling the situation.”

However, she added, their relationship warmed up throughout 2020, with the Cambridges and the Sussexes reconnecting over Christmas and sending each other presents. 

However, Meghan and Harry’s attack on the palace issued during their interview with Oprah Winfrey may have once again chipped the bond the Dukes.

Speaking about his brother, Prince Harry told Oprah “I love William to bits. He’s my brother.

“We’ve been through hell together. I mean, we have a shared experience.

“But we- you know, we’re on- we’re on different paths.”

Prompted by Oprah to further explain what kind of relationship he has with William at the moment, he added: “The relationship is space at the moment. Time heals all things.”

Earlier this week, Ms King, a US journalist and friend of Meghan, spoke about the first conversation the Duke of Sussex had with his father and brother since the Oprah interview aired. 

Appearing on CBS This Morning, she said: “Well I’m not trying to break news, but I did actually call them to see how they were feeling, and it’s true, Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father too.

“The word I was given, those conversations were not productive. But they are glad they at least started a conversation.”

This revelation reportedly upset the Duke of Cambridge.

One source close to Prince William told Vanity Fair: “There’s a lack of trust on both sides which makes moving forward very hard.

“William is now worried that anything he says to his brother will be plastered over American TV.”    

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