Will Prince Harry attend Diana's memorial with William? Brothers are 'as far apart as possible', says source
'He is so angry with him that it’s totally unthinkable at the moment for them to be happily reunited and stood together at the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue,' says the source
The aftermath of Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey continues to make waves and in the spotlight are brothers, Prince Harry and William, who according to sources are "as far apart as it’s possible to be". This comes after Harry accused the royal family of racism while Meghan slammed William's wife, Kate Middleton, during the interview.
The brothers have barely spoken, but are said to have exchanged texts following the interview according to The Sun. William and Harry both intend to see the statue of their mother, the late Princess Diana unveiled at Kensington Palace in July. The site also added that William would welcome his brother if he made it to the ceremony, while Harry has said he indeed plans to return, but standing side-by-side depends on the peace talks.
According to the source who spoke exclusively to The Sun, the friendly reunion facing the cameras is impossible given the current situation. Meghan is not expected to travel because her second baby is due in summer the report added. "William and Harry are as far apart as it’s possible to be — emotionally and physically," the source said. "Their relationship is at rock bottom. William’s raging with Harry after the Oprah interview."
"He is so angry with him that it’s totally unthinkable at the moment for them to be happily reunited and stood together at the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue. It’ll take a lot of work to patch things up so they can put on a united front."
On March 11, William said the royal family was not racist after allegations made by Meghan. We are very much not a racist family." When asked whether he had spoken to his brother since Sunday's broadcast, Prince William said: “No, I haven't spoken to him yet but I will do." According to a royal expert, Katie Nicholl, the fact that Kate was dragged into a feud that is primarily between the family and Meghan, majorly contributed to William's anger.
"It was no secret, of course, that William and Harry had fallen out. Harry himself said they were on different paths," Katie said. "But I think what has really upset William is Kate being dragged into the interview. Meghan revealing what actually happened over that bridesmaid dress fitting ... I think this argument obviously happened behind closed doors and has been dragged back up. The duchess being involved has really upset William. He is very, very protective of Kate."
Earlier, the health of Prince Philip was a concern and Prince Harry was asked to fly back to see his grandfather. Other reports have suggested that Prince Harry has already made arrangements to organize a private jet to fly back to the UK and would be tested for Covid-19 before leaving the US and also upon arriving in Britain.