A broken bond. Prince Harry and Prince William will never have the same relationship they once did, royal expert and author Angela Levin told Us Weekly exclusively on Tuesday, March 16.
“I don’t think they could ever have the same closeness that they had before,” Levin noted, mentioning that while the brothers’ current situation is unpleasant, their relationship may be able to heal a bit when Harry, 36, returns to the U.K. this summer for the unveiling of a memorial in honor of their late mother, Princess Diana.
“Prince Harry told me that William was the only person he could really trust and the only person he could say anything to because of their unique experience of losing a mother,” Levin, who interviewed Harry extensively for her 2018 book Harry: A Biography of a Prince, said. “They have a lot in common, although they’re very different personalities. But I think it’s gone too far.”
The siblings’ relationship has been rocky for quite some time. According to Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie’s book Finding Freedom, the rift began in 2016 when the Duke of Cambridge, 38, expressed concern over how quickly his younger brother’s relationship with his now-wife Meghan Markle was moving.
Harry confirmed the brothers’ discord in an October 2019 ITV documentary, admitting that they were “certainly on different paths at the moment.”