Prince Harry, 36, and Prince William, 38, are “on different paths” according to Harry who recently opened up about his relationship with his brother while speaking to Oprah Winfrey. But while the brothers are on different sides of the Atlantic, both paid tribute to their late mother Princess Diana on Sunday.
William and Harry were just 15 and 12 when Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997, and the tragedy inevitably bonded them as brothers.
William, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and their three children honoured Diana with a sweet Instagram post and homemade cards to ‘Granny Diana’ on Mother’s Day.
While Harry is understood to have arranged for flowers from him to be laid at his mother’s grave at her family home in Althorp.
Royal author and journalist Omid Scobie tweeted: “A spokesperson for Prince Harry says that he arranged for flowers to be laid at the grave of Princess Diana on the Spencer family estate in Althorp, Northamptonshire for #MothersDay in the UK today.”
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Prince Harry and William are expected to reunite this summer in order to unveil a new statue of Diana they commissioned to go in the gardens at Kensington Palace.
Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview aired in the UK last Monday and shook the monarchy to its core as the couple made a series of damning allegations against the Royal Household.
As future king William is likely to have been shocked and unsettled by some of what Meghan and Harry said.
Addressing his relationship with William, Harry told Oprah: “Yeah, and much will continue to be said about that. You know, as I’ve said before, I love William to bits.”
The expert called the perceived rift between Harry and William a “great tragedy” and speculated on how their reunion later this summer might unfold.
Mr Fitzwilliams added: “It is the greatest of tragedies for them, for the monarchy and for us all, that brothers who were once so close are now, as he put it in the interview on Oprah, ‘on different paths’ as is clearly the case.
“We know they will come together on July 1 to unveil a statue to Princess Diana in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace and the world will be watching.”
Mr Fitzwilliams claimed the statue unveiling could be the chance for the brothers to reconcile their differences following several difficult years.
He concluded: “Let us hope that there will be a reconciliation as they think back to the past they shared, with a mother who was the world’s most glamorous woman and who enriched both their lives and, with her charitable work, those of countless others.”
Harry was due back in the UK for Prince Philip’s 100th birthday on June 10.
However, the Duke could postpone the trip as he and Meghan Markle are currently expecting their second child, a daughter, who is due to be born this summer.
While Meghan’s due date could fall around the same time as the Princess Diana statue-unveiling Harry is highly unlikely to miss the important engagement.