‘Concern’ Harry and William won’t show ‘united front’ at Diana statue after rift

Prince Harry and Prince William will not fully patch things up before the unveiling event for the statue of their late mother Diana, a royal expert has claimed.

The Duke of Sussex made headlines in 2019 when he seemed to publicly acknowledged his relationship with his older brother William is strained, saying they were on "different paths".

And this year, during his and wife Meghan Markle's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, he described their relationship as "space".

The siblings reunited briefly for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral in April.

But the Duchess of Cambridge yesterday (June 11) admitted to reporters at the G7 summit in Cornwall that her and husband William are yet to FaceTime Meghan and Harry to meet their newborn daughter, Lilibet.

Royal expert Ingrid Seward told The Express she doubts Harry and William will make up in time for the event, which will honour their late mother who was killed in a car crash in 1997.

“There is, of course, hope the memory of Diana can repair their relationship but that seems a long way off right now," she said.

“You might have thought they’d go for a joint statement and speech but that’s not the case.

“Each has insisted on preparing their own. It is a big concern that their body language will suggest all is not well and they won’t present a united front.”

This comes after Prince Harry spoke out about The Firm in the widely televised interview with American TV host Oprah Winfrey earlier this year.

He said his relationship with his brother William was "spaced" but that he loved him.

Harry said: "As I've said before, I love William to bits. He's my brother.

"We've been through hell together. I mean, we have a shared experience. But we're on different paths.

"The relationship is space at the moment. And time heals all things, hopefully."

The Duke also added he felt trapped in the Royal Family and shared his "compassion" for William and Charles being unable to leave their roles.

He said: "My father and my brother, they are trapped. They don't get to leave. And I have huge compassion for that."

Following the broadcast of the interview, the Queen issued a statement saying "while some recollections may vary", the issues would be taken "very seriously", but dealt with privately as a family.

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