Queen ‘won’t be brokering peace’ between Prince Harry and Prince William amid royal rift

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down with US chat show legend Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all discussion on their experience as senior royals. On Thursday, Prince William told reporters he had not yet spoken to his brother since the explosive interview “but [he] will do”.

Reports have suggested that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s relationship with the Sussexes has broken down in recent years.

In 2019, during ITV’s ‘Harry & Meghan: An African Journey’, Harry even admitted he and his brother were “on different paths”.

During the Oprah interview, Harry reiterated how he is on a “different path” to William and claimed his brother is trapped “within the system”.

He added: “The relationship is space at the moment. And, you know, time heals all things, hopefully.”

But sources have claimed that Her Majesty will not be the one to mend the Dukes’ relationship.

A source close to the Palace told the Times: “She’s a very alert and on-the-ball 94-year-old but she is 94.

“She’s going to be speaking to Harry but there is a recognition that it isn’t going to be her brokering a peace between William and Harry.”

A senior aide added: “The Queen will lead, looking at the issues, supported by the family.”

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Mr Brady added: “The situation with the family clearly isn’t ideal. It’s been a difficult year.”

According to Page Six, sources have also claimed that Harry and William have “opened communication channels” after the Duke of Cambridge said he hadn’t spoken to his brother yet.

Speaking about whether Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview questions were planted, a royal source told Page Six: “They weren’t pre-planned.

“Of course, William and Kate probably expected someone would shout something out — but it wasn’t a set-up, they didn’t know what would be asked.”

The Sussexes’ highly anticipated primetime Oprah interview aired in the UK on Monday night on ITV.

Buckingham Palace released a statement a day after the programme broadcast.

The Palace said: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.

“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning.

“Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.

“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”

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