They once formed an inseparable pair, bound by their duty to the Crown and the unimaginable tragedy they suffered as children.
Today, the relationship between Prince William and Prince Harry appears to have soured beyond repair.
The recent “space” between the brothers (which has no doubt been exacerbated by the explosive Oprah Winfrey tell-all interview) follows years of rumours and speculation surrounding a growing rift.
Speaking on the matter, the Duke of Cambridge revealed he has not been in contact with his younger brother since the premiere of the interview.
But how exactly did the love between the UK’s golden boys turn so bitter?
“We are very much not a racist family,” Prince William told reporters during a visit to a school in Stratford, London.
When asked if he had spoken to Prince Harry after the Oprah interview, he added, “No, I haven’t spoken to him yet, but I will do.”pic.twitter.com/MjTOeH7u6Z
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) March 11, 2021
Sibling rivalry, particularly between brothers so close in age, is a rite of passage many of us experienced in our formative years.
And that’s before you throw in the prospect of hereditary political power, for which one is the rightful heir, and the other is the spare.
Considering their royal ancestors weren’t opposed to bloodshed and murder to occupy the throne, tension between the brothers shouldn’t come as a surprise.
In fact, the dynamic between the dukes, and the roles they have assumed, dates back…