A royal expert has claimed that Princess Kate and Prince William are in no hurry to patch things up with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle….Read more
Prince William and Princess Kate have “no deep desire” to reach out and build bridges with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a royal expert has stated.
Tensions between the royal brothers have been high ever since the Sussexes stepped down as working royals in 2020, with their Netflix documentary and Harry’s memoir Spare adding further fuel to the fire.
Private details released by Harry involving his relationship with William include allegations that the pair got into a physical altercation and that William had been less than welcoming to Meghan.
Royal author Dr Ed Owens said the ongoing dispute between the families is not likely to come to an end anytime soon, telling GB News: “It’ll be really difficult. I don’t think there’s any way for that direct way forward at the moment.
“It’s a classic case of conflict resolution. Conflict resolution requires an understanding on the part of both parties and a desire to find common ground. Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s a deep enough desire on either side to find that common ground at the moment.”
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However, he did not rule out the possibility that they could make up in the future, as William and Harry were once extremely close.
He explained: “Time is often the healer, and in terms of their finding common ground, it’s something that might happen further down the line.
“But at the moment, there doesn’t seem to be a deep enough desire to find that common ground or a desire to be understanding on both sides, for there to be sort of any successful resolution.”
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Dr Owens suggested that a mediator could be put in place to help the couples work through their problems, but admitted it was a conversation that would have to take place behind closed doors.
There had been speculation that Kate could be the peacemaker between the brothers, as she was once friendly with Harry and helped him and William talk after Prince Philip’s funeral.
But after the publication of Spare it seems she is now taking a step back and following in William’s footsteps by avoiding contact with Harry.
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True Royalty founder Nick Bullen said: “After Harry said so much about Kate in Spare, and about Camilla, the extended family – his stepmother, his sister-in-law – none of them really feel the need to follow up with a conversation.”
Royal author Valentine Low added that the Princess of Wales likely felt “quite bruised” after Harry spoke about her so publicly in hs book.
He said: “[In Spare] he starts off by portraying her almost like a sister, they were very close, they got on terribly well.
“And later, the portrait he paints is of someone rather cold and frosty towards Meghan. So she must be feeling quite bruised by that.”