‘Too late boys’: Ben Fordham slams ‘stubborn’ William and Harry for not reconciling before Queen's death

The Australian radio host was quite upset as he said that it took the Queen's death to bring the two princes together

‘Too late boys’: Ben Fordham slams ‘stubborn’ William and Harry for not reconciling before Queen's death
Australian radio host Ben Fordham lashed out at Royals after Prince William and Prince Harry made a rare appearance along with their wives, Kate and Meghan (benfordham9/Instagram and Kirsty O'Connor/Getty Images)
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: After the Queen died at Balmoral Castle last week at the age of 96, ending her 70-year reign, Australian journalist Ben Fordham warned that family disputes within the royal family could worsen. He made the comments after Prince William and Prince Harry, along with their wives Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, made a rare public appearance at Windsor Castle on Saturday, September 10. 

Fordham applauded the princes for putting on a united front, but he also expressed his sad disappointment that their late grandmother, who had longed to see the brothers get along, was let down since it came too little, too late. With the Queen gone, he cautioned royal enthusiasts to brace themselves for greater instability. Fordham claims that the princes must mend their broken relationship, but they are afraid that things might grow worse before they get better.

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Fordham said on Ben Fordham live, “If you think you've seen some dramas in the past few years – get ready. With the Queen no longer around, the war between William and Harry is sadly going to get worse, unless this tragedy serves as a wake-up call.” Meanwhile, since revealing a statue of their late mother Princess Diana in July of last year, the brothers hadn't gotten together for more than a year. Fordham criticized the "stubborn" princes for not putting their differences aside earlier and said it was a tremendous tragedy that it took the death of their grandmother for them to do so.

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Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, 2022.
Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the Long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022, in Windsor, England (Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

“Why not before, it was too late boys, way too late. You've spent years fighting. You both had a responsibility to your grandmother to end it and you didn't. You failed to treat one of the great heartaches felt by your grandmother. She wanted the two of you to find your peace and you didn't. It was only after she died that the two of you got together,” Fordham exclaimed. He continued, saying that their father King Charles III had let them down by refusing to step in and force his sons to end their dispute for the benefit of their grandmother. He said, “Charles was too soft to act and the boys were too stubborn. So as great as it was to see William and Harry together, the person who wanted to see it the most didn't.”

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Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, 2022.
Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022, in Windsor, England (Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Fordham also criticized Meghan for her role in her husband's recent split from the royal family and expressed concern that the princes might not be able to get back together as long as Harry is still married to her. “I don't mean to single out one individual but let's face it, Meghan has made it her mission to undermine the monarchy and seek revenge on members of the royal family. And Harry isn't an innocent bystander because he's at times led the attack and coordinated the campaign. Harry has fallen out with his family, and Meghan is estranged from hers. There seems to be a running them, maybe they deserve each other,” he added.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Catherine, Princess of Wales and Prince William, Prince of Wales view floral tributes left at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, 2022.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Prince William, Prince of Wales view floral tributes left at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022, in Windsor, England (Kirsty O'Connor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Fordham says he respects Harry's decision to leave the royal family, but that the prince needs to think seriously about it. He implored William and Harry to put aside their differences, telling them they have no choice but to mend their fractured relationship. He said, “Without the Queen, the royal family loses its solid foundations and further cracks will only do more damage. The young royals are the future of The Firm so a lot of it rests on the shoulders of William and Harry. They need to rebuild and repair and reset the relationship.” “They need to focus on what reunites them, not what divides them. And for that, all they need to do is look at their grandmother. I'm deeply disappointed the rest of the world got to see the two of them seemingly patch up their relationship and the person who really counts missed out because she passed away late last week.” Fordham concluded.

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