Prince William and Prince Harry may have finally put their year-long feud to bed thanks to the unveiling ceremony for a sculpture dedicated to their late mother, Princess Diana, but, according to one royal expert, don’t expect them to send out joint family Christmas cards just yet.
“It’s perhaps unlikely that they’re going to be spending what we would think of as quality family time together at Christmas and New Years and birthdays,” royal expert and London correspondent, Jonathan Sacerdoti, told Us Weekly. He went on to point out that while the brother’s conflict has been resolved, there’s still a palpable tension between Harry, his wife, Meghan Markle, and the rest of the royal family. “Just remember that the queen hasn’t met her latest great-granddaughter [Lilibet Diana],” Sacerdoti underscores. “It doesn’t seem likely that she’s going to anytime soon. She’s barely seen Archie for quite a while. On a human family level, forgetting them being the royal family, there’s already quite some frostiness and distance there. So I suspect if things can go well, [then] maybe they’ll have the occasional meeting, but I don’t think it seems very high on anyone’s agenda.”
But while that frostiness might still be in the process of thawing when it comes to certain royal family members, like Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, the two brothers have reportedly “turned a new page” in their relationship. Last week, another Us Weekly source revealed that ahead of the unveiling ceremony, “William and Harry spent the morning before the statue unveiling looking through old keepsakes, notes from Diana, and bonding. They have absolutely turned a new page in their relationship and have started the healing. Everyone around them was thrilled to see how close they were on the day of the statue unveiling.”
Sacerdoti also added that while the royals may have their differences of opinion, there’s no “animosity” there. “It’s like any family. Sometimes we keep a closer contact with people than other times, and some people we stay more in touch with than others,” he explained. “So I think just the very distance between the United States and the United Kingdom and the complications of either parts of this family being able to travel means that jetting backwards and forwards isn’t necessarily going to happen though.”
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