Prince Philip funeral: William to give Harry 'one last chance' to prove loyalty to royal family

Prince William feels Harry 'chose fame over his family'

                            Prince Philip funeral: William to give Harry 'one last chance' to prove loyalty to royal family
Prince William and Prince Harry (Getty Images)

Following the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth, social media is rife with speculations about Prince William and Prince Harry's probable reunion. The brothers are believed to be on not-so-amicable terms after Harry and Meghan tell-all interview with Oprah last month. During the interview, Harry famously remarked that his father and brother are 'trapped', which reportedly did not sit well with Prince William.

According to Express UK, Prince William is now willing to give his brother 'one last chance' for proving his loyalty to his family. Prince William and Prince Harry, the sons of Prince Charles and later Princes Diana, have shared a deep sibling bond growing up. However, their relationship went downhill after Harry and Meghan decided to withdraw themselves from royal duties. 


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Will Prince William give his brother 'one last chance'?

The roots of the rift between the two brothers started long before Megxit. As per a senior royal source, the Duke of Cambridge felt Harry had 'blindsided' the Queen by behaving in an 'insulting and disrespectful way' when he and Meghan launched the SussexRoyal website last year. Prince William was upset with the announcement, after which the royal family meeting took place to discuss the terms of 'Megxit'. 

During Harry and Meghan's explosive interview with Oprah, they floated several allegations against the Royal Family including those of racism and neglect of Meghan's mental health. Prince William reportedly reached out to Harry a while after the interview in March, but the talks were deemed 'not productive' by US journalist Gayle King. 

Later, during a brief interaction with the media, Prince William also said, "We're not a racist family," countering Meghan Markle's claims of racism against her and her unborn son. 

According to Christina Garibaldi from US Weekly, Prince William is of the notion that Harry chose "fame over family". "A source tells us that 'William feels that Harry has got too big for his boots since moving to California and that success and Hollywood has gone to his head," Garibaldi revealed.

She added, "He's already accused him of putting fame over family after the big interview but is willing to give Harry one last chance to prove his loyalty to his family."

'William and Harry now best make ammends!"

Harry and Meghan continue to receive backlash and heavy criticism for their solemn statement mourning Prince Philip. Amid this, social media users are also rooting for the two princes to forget their differences and reunite at this time of crisis. 

Recalling the close bond between the two in their childhood and their shared tragedy after their mother's death, one user tweeted an old photo, "Diana happiest with her boys, the trio here at 'Thorpe Park'! At Easter Diana would organise chocolate egg hunts for them, William to this day loves chocolate! Diana for sure seen any rift between her boys would have healed! Having lost her, William & Harry now best make ammends!"

Hoping that the grief once again brings Prince William and Harry closer, another wrote, "How sad to hear of Prince Philip dying this morning, so sad that he didn’t make it to a 100 years old and I am thinking of the newly widowed queen who has had enough to put up with this year... let’s hope this brings William+Harry closer in their grief for him."

One user hoped, "At least William & Harry can carry a conversation on camera Charles and Anne seem hard pushed to string two words together."




Prince William and Harry are also expected to come together for the unveiling of their late mother Princess Diana's statue in Kensington Palace on July 1, 2021.

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