William must ‘sort out row’ with Harry if he wants to prove himself as future king


PRINCE WILLIAM needs to “sort out” the row with his brother Prince Harry if he wants to live up to his destiny as future king, a royal expert has claimed.

He shares the passion with his father Prince Charles and younger brother Prince Harry, who has recently been spotted playing games in the US with his team, Los Padres.

The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex last played together publicly in July 2019, when they led opposing teams in a match watched by their wives and children.

It was around this time that there were increasing reports of a rift between the Cambridges and the Sussexes, and just six months later, Harry and his wife Meghan Markle stepped down from their senior positions in the Royal Family and relocated to North America.

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Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship has been strained since the Duke of Sussex’s exit. (Image: Getty Images)

Prince William plays polo

Prince William has been a keen polo player and supporter for years. (Image: Getty Images)

Speculation of remaining tension was recently reinforced by Harry and Meghan’s return to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a visit that didn’t see the two couples reunite as expected.

Now, a royal expert has claimed William must “sort out” the row with his brother in order to prove himself as a future king and “great leader”.

Duncan Larcombe, the former royal editor for the Sun told the Daily Beast last month: “If William wants to be a future king, a great leader giving inspiring addresses about the environment to two billion people, then the public are within their rights to expect him to be able to sort out a frankly pretty minor dispute with his brother. He has to start showing some leadership here.

“Eventually, William will have to pick up the phone. Harry doesn’t have to; he can just be a polo player with a gorgeous wife.”

Prince Harry and Prince William stand back-to-back

Before the Jubilee, Harry and William had not seen each other since they unveiled a statue of Diana. (Image: Getty Images)

“William has got a lot more to lose than Harry. The monarchy could be lost on his watch. That’s Harry’s ace in the hole.”

Harry and Meghan’s Jubilee visit marked their first return to the UK with their two children — three-year-old Archie Harrison and one-year-old Lilibet Diana — since they moved overseas and forged new lives in Montecito, California.

Their comeback was highly-anticipated, particularly following the couple’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey last year and Harry’s Invictus Games interview with NBC’s Hoda Kotb in April, during which he made ambiguous comments about the Queen’s protection.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Harry and Meghan returned for the Platinum Jubilee last month. (Image: Getty Images)

The Duke’s relationship with his brother is understood to have been especially strained, with William reportedly being “deeply saddened” by the Sussexes’ sit-down with Oprah.

Until the Jubilee, Harry and William had not seen each other since they unveiled a statue in tribute to their late mother Diana, Princess of Wales.

And although there were reports of virtual communication between the two brothers in the lead up to the celebratory weekend, it appeared that tensions were still brewing when the princes were reunited for the first time publicly at a service of thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth II.

The royals were expected to be photographed together at the St. Paul’s Cathedral service, but the opportunity did not present itself with the princes and their wives arriving separately, sitting separately and leaving one after the other.

Prince William and Kate Middleton

William and Kate arrived at the service after and left before the Sussexes. (Image: Getty Images)

What’s more, the princes did not even appear to make eye contact with each other during the hour-long ceremony.

Speculation of a simmering spat between the brothers continued throughout the Jubilee weekend as Harry and Meghan made no further public appearances, and even skipped a special royal luncheon.

William and Harry reportedly spent no private time together before the Duke of Sussex returned to the US on Sunday, June 5, before the festivities surrounding the Queen’s monumental milestone came to a close.

Since then, it has been claimed that the dukes are “not in contact at all” as their relationship is “still very raw”.

“There is no contact at all. Charles has spoken to Harry a couple of times, but things are still very fraught.

“And this opportunity for it to be squashed wasn’t taken. And I think things are still very raw.”


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