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Prince Harry and William ‘have had chats – still a lot of hurt on both sides’
August 21, 2020
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The so-called rift between Prince Harry and Prince William created “a lot of hurt on both sides”, according to the author of a bombshell royal biography.
Omid Scobie co-wrote Finding Freedom, a dramatic account of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departure from the Royal Family, with Carolyn Durand.
Neither Meghan Markle nor Harry contributed to the book, but the journalist authors spoke to more than 100 sources – including palace staff and some of the couple’s close friends.
Mr Scobie has since discussed the brothers’ strained relationship and whether the pair will be able to patch things up.
He told OK : “In my opinion, their relationship hasn’t progressed since we left it at the Commonwealth Service in March, but their father was ill with coronavirus and they have had conversations with each other.”
Wills and Kate Middleton barely appeared to interact with Harry and Meghan during their final royal public engagement at Westminster Abbey on March 9.
Mr Scobie added: “There certainly isn’t a wall of silence, but how long it will be before they’re in the same room together joshing around, I’d imagine it will be some time because I believe there’s a lot of hurt on both sides.
“But regardless of what’s happened, the core of their relationship hasn’t been rocked. That bond of brotherhood is unbreakable to Harry, so there’s hope.
“Some people I’ve spoken to have said that now this stuff from the book is out there, it could be a catalyst for change – it’s a more balanced overview and allows people to move on and leave some of these things in the past.
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“In my opinion, time will need to do its thing with the relationship between the Sussexes and the Cambridges, but they don’t want Archie to suffer because of this.”
Harry himself referenced the tension last year, telling ITV journalist Tom Bradby that he and William were “on different paths”.
“Part of this role, part of this job and this family being under the pressure it is under, inevitably stuff happens.
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“But look we are brothers, we will always be brothers.
“We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and as I know he will always be there for me.
“We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we are so busy but I love him dearly.
"The majority of the stuff is created out of nothing but as brothers, you know, you have good days, you have bad days."