Was the goodwill seen between Prince Harry and Prince William at the Princess Diana statue unveiling short-lived? The highly anticipated reunion appeared to be relatively relaxed and happy, but now insiders are saying things are still very tense between the brothers amid the royal rift.
According to a Mirror insider, Harry is seen as an outsider now that he’s left his senior role in the royal family and it’s apparently hard to make any headway in the feud without emotions rising to the surface. “Despite William and Harry coming together this week for the sole cause of commemorating their mother’s legacy, Harry is very much on the outside,” the source shared. They also alleged that the brothers “put on a show” because they wanted the day to go smoothly, but once it was over, they went their separate ways.
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It’s disappointing to hear because another royal insider linked to the Spencer family was “hopeful” that joining together to honor their late mother would soften some of the anger. Yet those tied to the palace feel that a true moment of healing is a long way’s off because many feel that it’s “almost impossible for Harry to be trusted.” Ugh. This isn’t how Diana would want her sons to be interacting. She would want them to embrace their differences while finding a common thread to keep their sibling bond strong.
For now, the original source seems to think that things are going to stay rather awkward since there was “nothing to discuss” and the royal family feels everything is “still far too raw” to peel back the layers of the deep fracture. Harry’s last on-the-record royal engagement was the statue reveal, so it’s difficult to know when the stateside family will reunite with their U.K. relatives again, which only leaves room for the feud to fester.
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