Harry is ‘someone from William’s past’ and ‘irrelevant’ to royal future – expert
Prince Harry has been consigned to Prince William’s past and doesn’t feature in his future royal plans, a royal expert has claimed.
Harry and his brother have reportedly been on bad terms since his departure from royal affairs in early 2020, with one expert recently describing the relationship as a “permanent cold shoulder”.
This followed allegations the Duke of Sussex levelled against the Royal Family in a controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey, where he suggested that William felt trapped in the institution.
Now, speaking on the Palace Confidential podcast, royal expert Richard Eden addressed the speculation that William has moved on from the row, and claimed this meant Harry had been sidelined from his plans.
“It’s a really interesting phrase and I think that is a sort of accurate reflection of where we are, that essentially Harry is almost someone from his past I’m sorry to say,” he suggested.
“It sounds brutal and it is sad, but he’s not part of the future that William envisages and is almost irrelevant to that.
“We saw that in a pretty stark way in the Jubilee celebrations I think.”
The feuding pair were recently reunited at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, but they did not appear together in public, and there has been no confirmation of whether they met in private.
In fact, one royal source claimed that Harry attempted to meet his brother but was snubbed, and there was no sign of the Cambridges at Lilibet’s first birthday party, which was held at Frogmore Cottage.
And, also speaking on the panel, royal expert Kate Mansey agreed that the lack of a Jubilee reconciliation doesn’t bode well for the future.
“It’s such a shame, it was described to me as civil, which is palace courtier [language] for what the rest of us would refer to as frosty,” she said.
“You do wonder whether it could be their gift to the Queen to sort of make up somehow, but there’s been so much said.
“And then we have this book coming out, and who knows what will be in the book.”
The prince is expected to release his memoir later this year, raising royal fears about the details that may be included after he announced that it will be a “firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”
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