Prince Harry and Meghan Markle rift: How Sussexes quelled royal rift rumours

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Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex left their senior roles within the Royal Family earlier this year. The move encouraged speculation about a royal feud between Prince William, Prince Harry and their wives. Prince Harry confirmed the brothers were not as close as they once were in a touching ITV documentary which aired in 2019. But how have the Sussexes quelled royal rift rumours?

Last year, Meghan and Harry participated in an ITV documentary called Meghan and Harry: An African Journey.

Prince Harry revealed how his previously close relationship with his brother has become turbulent.

During the ITV documentary, Harry said: “You have good days, you have bad days”.

In the documentary, he said of his position: “Part of this role and part of this job and this family being under the pressure that it’s under inevitably, you know, stuff happens.

“But look, we’re brothers. We’re certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and I know he’ll always be there for me.

“You know, we don’t see each other as much as we, as much as we used to because we’re so busy.

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

“Just as I said, as brothers, you have good days, you have bad days.”

Earlier this year, Prince Harry and Prince William issued a joint statement about a statue in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales.

The statue was first commissioned in 2017 by her two sons and will be installed next year to mark her 60th birthday.

At the time, Princess Diana’s former protection officer Ken Wharfe spoke to Vanity Fair about the new statue and what he believes she would think of the current relationship between her sons.

Mr Wharfe believes the Sussex couple would have stayed within the Royal Family if Diana had lived.

He told Vanity Fair: “I don’t think Harry and Meghan would have left KP [Kensington Palace] if Diana was still around.

“If she could see the brothers at war, she’d be very upset about it.

“She always loved the fact the boys were so close.”

Royal historian Robert Lacey has revealed new details about the supposed royal rift between the two princes in his new book Battle of Brothers.

He claims Prince Charles may be key to helping the brothers resolve their issues.

He told Us Weekly: “The obvious person to create or encourage [their] reconciliation is Charles.

“He hasn’t come into the picture so far as we know so far…[but] that is one possible channel for reconciliation.

“I’d rather hope that behind the scenes, Charles is at work mending the fences [and] building the bridges.”

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Both Prince William and Prince Harry have been championing mental health in recent years, a sign the pair are on the same wavelength.

Prince Harry and Meghan took part in a conversation about creating safe and more equitable online communities on Tuesday.

The Sussex couple hosted a special edition of TIME100 Talks exploring the topic of “Engineering a Better World” to celebrate World Mental Health Day.

They was asked by TIME editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal how they were managing during the coronavirus pandemic.

In response, Prince Harry said: “I think when people ask, ‘How are you?’ I sense, you know, it’s a case of ‘Really, how are you?’”

The Duke of Sussex continued explaining how important it was to reach out and show real concern.

“Before this year, I think everyone sort of throws that term around and everyone’s satisfied with a ‘Yeah, I’m good. I’m fine, thanks.’

“And then it’s moving on to something else.

“But I think you’re quite right. This year, more so than ever, it really is a question of ‘No, no, no. Actually, how are you?’ “

The two brothers have been separated due to the coronavirus crisis for several months.

But these recent comments suggest the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge may in fact be reaching out to show their concern for one another.

The couple also spoke about how important it is to spend time with family.

Meghan said: “All things considered, everyone is grappling with a different version of the same thing.

“For us, we’re trying to embrace all of the quality time we get with our son right now and to not miss a single moment of his growth and development, which has been really special.”

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