Prince Harry and Prince William Are ‘Talking More’ After Harry and Meghan’s Exit: They ‘Don’t Hate Each Other’

Prince Harry admitted in a 2019 interview that there was tension between him and Prince William. With Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leaving the royal family behind, many royal fans have been worried that this move will put further stress on the brothers’ relationship. The status of Prince Harry and Prince William’s fractured relationship is unclear but, according to a new report, the brothers are actively working to improve things.

Prince Harry and Prince William meet the public in Windsor on the eve of the wedding at Windsor Castle on May 18, 2018
Prince Harry and Prince William | Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Prince Harry confirmed they were feuding

During the 2019 documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, when he was asked about rumors of a feud, Harry admitted there was some truth to the gossip.

“Part of this role and part of this job and this family being under the pressure that it’s under… inevitably, you know, stuff happens,” he shared. “But, look, we’re brothers. We’ll always be brothers. We’re certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and, as I know, he will always be there for me.”

Part of the rift he chalked up to their busy lives, noting: “We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we’re so busy, but I love him dearly. The majority of stuff is created out of nothing.”

“But as brothers, you have good days and you have bad days,” he added.

The brothers issued a statement about the ‘harmful’ rumors

In January 2020, Prince Harry and Prince William issued a rare joint statement that denied rumors of a rift.

“Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a UK newspaper today speculating about the relationship between the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge,” the statement read. “For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful.” 

They ‘don’t hate each other’

As Prince Harry had stated in his emotional interview, they’re always going to be brothers, it’s just that sometimes family members don’t see eye to eye.

A new report offers some hope about their relationship, with a source telling ET that they are “talking more and they’re on better footing” after Prince Harry and Meghan left for Canada.

“The brothers don’t hate each other as has been reported,” the source shared, adding, that “they do talk.”

In terms of the Cambridges and Sussexes splitting households in 2019, the source shared that the move actually “improved the relationship.”

“The separate households that were created improved the relationship so they weren’t having to talk about business,” the source explained. “The brothers have different futures with very important institutional roles and that created a complicated relationship. Once the households separated, things improved.”

The insider continued: “But that’s not to say William and other members of the family weren’t disappointed when Harry and Meghan announced they were no longer choosing to be senior royal members.” Further, according to the source, the Sussexes’ plan caused “an initial feeling in the family of being blindsided when [they] released their proposal publicly after they were asked to hold off.”

“But ultimately everyone wanted Harry and Meghan to be happy,” the insider added. “William has always expressed concern for Harry. Since they were children, William has always watched out for his younger brother.” 

A second source told ET that the Sussexes’ plan to move on “wasn’t an easy decision for Harry” and that “he loves his family.”