The fact that the brothers were unable or unwilling to agree on a joint statement suggests that their reconciliation is being postponed indefinitely.
On April 9, Buckingham Palace announced the death of Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip. He died of natural causes at Windsor Castle, a few months short of his 100th birthday. Many members of the royal family paid tribute to Philip by writing a few words about him on social media. Princes Harry and William were no exception. The brothers also wrote a few words about their grandfather, though each separately.
William called his grandfather an extraordinary man and vowed that he would respect his legacy and support the queen in the future. Some media saw this as a barb to Harry, who has resigned his powers and left England. Moreover, in a scandalous interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry and his wife Meghan Markle spoke about racism and pressure within the royal family.
In his statement, Harry described Philip as a man of honor with a good sense of humor. “He will be remembered as the monarch’s longest-serving consort, titular soldier, prince, and duke,” Harry wrote. — But to me, he will remain my grandfather: master of the grill and king of jokes.
According to journalists, Harry’s behavior is increasingly alienating him from his older brother. The fact that they were unable or unwilling to agree on a joint statement suggests that their reconciliation is being postponed indefinitely. Recall, the relationship between William and Harry soured after Harry decided to resign as the eldest member of the royal family and move to the United States. According to rumors, William considered this act a betrayal to the family.
It is reported that Harry has already flown to London for Prince Philip’s funeral. He arrived alone, without Meghan, who decided that she would not risk the health of the child and refused to travel. In February, Harry and Meghan announced that they were expecting their second child, a girl. According to insiders, the couple was worried about this pregnancy, since Markle suffered a miscarriage last summer. Meghan talked about it in a heartfelt essay for The New York Times.