Prince Harry and Prince William's future discussed by expert
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Prince Harry, 36, and Prince William, 38, live on different sides of the Atlantic and are understood to have hardly spoken since Harry quit The Fold last year. Harry touched on his distant relationship with William in his recent sitdown interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Asked about how things stood between him and his brother, Harry told Oprah: “Yeah, and much will continue to be said about that.
“You know, as I’ve said before, 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.”
On Tuesday, US TV journalist and friend of Oprah’s Gayle King claimed Harry had spoken to William since the Oprah interview aired.
Speaking on CBS This Morning, Ms King 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 was that those conversations were not productive.
“But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation.”
Prince William and Harry’s relationship has been dogged by rumours of a rift for years.
The brothers reportedly fell out ahead of Meghan and Harry’s wedding because Harry felt William could have done more to make his future wife feel welcome.
A source told Vanity Fair royal correspondent Katie Nicholl: “Harry felt William wasn’t rolling out the red carpet for Meghan and told him so.
“They had a bit of a fallout, which was only resolved when Charles stepped in and asked William to make an effort.
“That’s when the Cambridges invited the Sussexes to spend Christmas with them.”
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While the Sussexes Oprah interview is likely to have worsened tensions between William and Harry they are due to reunite this summer for an important event.
On July 1 the brothers will both attend the unveiling of a new statue in honour of their late mother Princess Diana.
The statue was commissioned by William and Harry and will stand in the sunken garden at Kensington Palace, known to have been one of Diana’s favourite spots.
A Palace press release about the unveiling read: “The statue that Prince William and Prince Harry have commissioned to commemorate their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, will be installed next year on what would have been her 60th Birthday.”
The statement added: “The statue was commissioned to mark the twentieth anniversary of her death and recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world.
“The statue will be installed in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on July 1, 2021, marking The Princess’s 60th birthday.
“The Princes hope that the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on their mother’s life and her legacy.”
One royal commentator has claimed the special reunion could be a chance for Harry and William to reconcile their differences.
Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “It is the greatest of tragedies for them, for the monarchy and for us all, that brothers who were once so close are now, as he put it in the interview on Oprah, ‘on different paths’ as is clearly the case.
“We know they will come together on July 1 to unveil a statue to her in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace and the world will be watching.
“Let us hope that there will be a reconciliation as they think back to the past they shared, with a mother who was the world’s most glamorous woman and who enriched both their lives and, with her charitable work, those of countless others.”
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