There will never be a reconciliation between Prince William and Prince Harry, according to a royal expert.
The heir to the throne “just can’t forgive his brother” for forgoing royal life,” said Kate Nicholl, author of “The New Royals – Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown” on “Dan Wootton Tonight” Thursday. .
“He always thought Harry would be his wingman, now he does it alone. Thank God he has Kate by his side,” the author added.
The siblings’ once close relationship began to fray even before Harry married Meghan Markle.
In September 2017, when Harry hinted that he was about to propose to the “Suits” actress, William reportedly asked, “Why rush?” which makes Harry angrily reply, “Who do you think you are?”
Prince Harry and his American-born wife retired from royal life in January 2020 and moved to California.
Relations hit a new low when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down for an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021. In it, Harry said he felt sorry for his father and brother who were trapped in their royal roles and couldn’t leave as he had and Markle claimed she had been driven to suicidal thoughts and ignored by palace officials.
The Duchess recently added fuel to the fire when she said in an interview that “just by existing” she and Harry “disrupted the dynamics of the hierarchy” and that is partly why they distanced themselves.
She noted in the interview that she never signed anything that prevented her from talking about her experiences with the royal family.
Royal guards hoped the brothers could be reunited after the Queen’s death earlier this month.
They were delighted when the estranged brothers and their wives emerged from a car two days after the Queen’s death to greet the crowd gathered outside Windsor Castle.
The foursome spent 40 minutes perusing a vast sea of floral tributes laid outside the British castle and chatting with benefactors.
Despite this, a source close to Harry told the Sunday Times in London that while it was “uncomfortable” for the brothers to be in each other’s company, “everyone is doing their best”.