Prince William and Prince Harry have reportedly exchanged texts following Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah—but the brothers’ relationship is said to be extremely strained.
William and Harry are expected to unveil a statue they commissioned of Princess Diana at Kensington Palace in July, but it’s unclear at this point if they’ll appear at the event together. “William and Harry are as far apart as it’s possible to be—emotionally and physically,” a source told The Sun. “Their relationship is at rock bottom. William’s raging with Harry after the Oprah interview.”
The source continued that William 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.”
In terms of the unveiling (which is taking place on July 1 at Kensington Palace), a source said, “William will not tell Harry he is not welcome. This is their mother. They commissioned the statue together for their mother so it would be unfair to say that he doesn’t want Harry to be there, because he does. It is a leap to think they will only talk about the statue. They will have brotherly conversations. They should be given time to speak.”
The statue unveiling might not be the first time William and Harry have an opportunity to see each other. Prince Harry apparently wants to head back to England for Trooping the Colour on June 12, as well as Prince Philip’s 100th birthday. Here’s hoping they work things out—and that the royals take some accountability for the way Meghan was treated during her time at the palace.