Prince William ready to stand with Harry 'shoulder to shoulder' at Diana's tribute ceremony despite rift: Sources
The Queen and Prince Charles reportedly back the angry Prince William who was upset with the claims made by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in their interview with Oprah Winfrey
Prince William broke silence over the interview that his brother Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle had given Oprah Winfrey on March 11. He had reportedly been asked if the royal family was racist to which he responded, "We are very much not a racist family". He was also asked if he spoke to Prince Harry since the interview and William responded, "No, I haven't spoken to him yet but I will do.”
Since then, it has been reported that the Queen and Prince Charles have both backed Prince William. Despite the rift between the brothers, however, it has been revealed that both Prince Harry and Prince William will attend the unveiling of their late mother Princess Diana in July.
According to a report in Mirror, royal sources claimed that Prince William was ready to stand "shoulder to shoulder". Insiders revealed, "Both camps are prepared to come together." They also added, "united front” despite the rifts caused by the interview with Oprah Winfrey. The report also adds that both Kate and William are ready to offer an olive branch to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The statue of Diana, Princess of Wales, is to be unveiled at Kensington Palace on July 1 and according to sources, "Tensions are undoubtedly running high but they both realize it is important to put any differences aside for the ceremony at least. There is definitely a feeling that both camps are prepared to come together and put on a united front for such a special occasion.”
The unveiling is said to take place on what would have been the Princess of Wales' 60th birthday. While friends of Harry were quoted saying that Harry would be there at the unveiling, it seems that Markle might not be present due to the impending arrival of the couple's second child, who they revealed was going to be a daughter. Prince Harry and Prince Willaim were last seen together at the March 2020 encounter at Westminster Abbey. Speaking of chances of reconciliation between him, his father and his brother, Harry had said, “Time heals all things, hopefully”. He also added, “I love William to bits, he’s my brother, we’ve been through hell together, we have a shared experience, but we were on different paths.”
Markle said in the interview about her experiences when she was pregnant with Archie and said, "They didn't want him to be a prince or princess, not knowing what the gender would be, which would be different from protocol, and [said] that he wasn't going to receive security.”
She had also added, "In those months when I was pregnant... we have in tandem the conversation of, you won't be given security, not gonna be given a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."