Prince William “did not want to attend the unveiling of the Diana statue with Prince Harry,” sources claim

“Furious” Prince William “did not want to attend the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue with Prince Harry after the explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey,” sources have claimed.

The Duke of Cambridge, 39, put aside personal differences and stood shoulder to shoulder with the Duke of Sussex, 37, to unveil the bronze statue of their mother in the Sunken Garden in July last year.

However, insiders now claim the event was almost overshadowed by William’s anger at his brother, who weeks earlier gave the American media mogul the bombshell interview.

Sources told The Times that William had “taken the position that there was only so much he could give Harry” if the Duchess of Cambridge played peacemaker with the brothers.

A helper said: ‘[Kate] was amazing behind the scenes when Harry came.’

“Furious” Prince William “did not want to attend the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue with Prince Harry after the explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey,” sources have claimed

During an explosive chat with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, Meghan claimed Kate made her cry before marrying Prince Harry when the couple dropped a series of “truth bombs”, including saying there were “concerns” about Archie’s skin colour.

When Harry was reunited with his family just weeks later at his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral, Kate was the first member of the family to be seen speaking to him – and was even seen holding back to him with his brother reunite Prince William.

An insider said Kate acted as a “peacemaker” with Harry during this time, while another added: “[William] has had a year from hell and she has been fantastic in supporting him.

At the time of the statue’s unveiling, the brothers were said to have barely spoken and been in an “incredibly strained” relationship after two years of arguments over Harry’s wife and their alleged treatment of staff, the couple’s decision to emigrate to America and the tons of “truth bombs”. ‘ the Sussexes threw off in television interviews watched by millions of people around the world.

Sources told The Times William

Sources told The Times William “thought he would only give Harry so much” while the Duchess of Cambridge played peacemaker with the brothers

Harry and Meghan believe they have been abandoned by the royal family, even accusing them of racism towards Archie and ignoring their calls for help as the Duchess of Sussex felt lonely and suicidal in London during her pregnancy.

Sources close to Earl Spencer said there was hope that the unveiling of the statue would bring Harry and William after months of discord over the Sussexes’ decision to leave the royal family and subsequent interviews in which they publicly criticized The Firm. would bring together again.

However, insiders said Harry was not greeted at the event by William but by James Holt, a former press secretary at Kensington Palace who has since defected to the Sussexes and now runs their Archewell Foundation.

Meanwhile, the brothers were hardly seen, to speak properly, and all conversations revolved around the event itself.

Sources close to Earl Spencer said at the time there was hope that the statue's unveiling would bring Harry and William back together after months of discord

Sources close to Earl Spencer said at the time there was hope that the statue’s unveiling would bring Harry and William back together after months of discord

Afterwards, the brothers issued a rare joint statement, as if to emphasize their brief moment of unity.

Sources have previously claimed Kate was “really, really upset” at the royal family’s estrangement from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Speaking to People magazine, insiders claimed the Duchess found it “hard” to see the Duke of Cambridge “distraught” over the estrangement, adding: “Everything with Harry and Meghan has been hugely stressful, but if anything , it is drawn [her and William] closer together.’

Gary Goldsmith, 56, brother of Kate’s mother Carole, described the Duchess as a “brilliant arbiter and peacemaker” and insisted she was doing whatever it took to put things right between her husband and his brother.

Sources have previously claimed Kate was

Sources have previously claimed Kate was “really, really upset” at the royal family’s estrangement from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Meanwhile, sources have also claimed that the Duchess of Cornwall is unlikely to ever forgive her stepson Prince Harry for her actions since stepping down as senior royal in March.

Harry has addressed his relationship with his father in several interviews over the past year – after first opening up about it in a sizzling interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, in which he claimed he was “abandoned” by Prince Charles.

Royal expert Camilla Tominey wrote in The Telegraph that a source close to Camilla said that although Buckingham Palace is getting the message across that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are still loved by the family, the Duchess of Cornwall is struggling will have to continue.

Another source claimed that Prince Charles was deeply affected by the reported falling out with Prince Harry and that it was “really hard for him”.

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