The rift between Prince William and his brother Harry is as hard as when he lost his mum Princess Diana, it has been claimed.
A royal expert is reported to have said that the Duke of Cambridge feels like he has lost his ‘best friend’ as well as his sibling.
This is particularly so because they were said to have once regarded each other as best friends.
He told the publication: “There’s no doubt this is one of the hardest things that William has gone through, the hardest since his mother died.
“He feels he has lost his brother and his best friend.”
William and Harry first suffered a fallout in early 2020 when Harry revealed he was stepping down from life as a senior royal and relocating to the US with wife Meghan Markle.
Last month years of simmering tensions between the pair came to a head when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was aired.
Harry explained how he had drifted from members of the Royal Family and was at one point shut off from his dad Prince Charles who stopped taking his calls.
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The first question in the Oprah interview alluded to the rift between the two brothers, with Harry saying their relationship is “space” at the moment but that “time heals all things hopefully”.
Ever since Harry and Meghan married in May 2018, and then moved into Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, rumours have abounded about a growing distance between the couple and Kate and William.
These came to a head several months after the ceremony when reports surfaced that Meghan made her sister-in-law cry at the bridesmaid dress fitting – with the former Suits actress claiming to Oprah that the opposite was true.
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