Prince William and Prince Harry Are Scheduled to Have An Awkward Public Appearance

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex‘s interview with Oprah Winfrey has thrown the royal family into a tizzy, and the world into an uproar. When the interview aired on March 7th, no one could have expected the bombshells that the couple would drop.

Nothing has caused more controversy than what Prince Harry had to say about members of the royal family, including his older brother, Prince William. With the royal family doing damage control and Prince Harry remaining out of the limelight, it seems likely that tensions are still simmering on both sides.

But, in July, royal fans will have an opportunity to see the two brothers interact in public for what is sure to be a momentous occasion. 

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In the Oprah interview, Prince Harry revealed that from the very beginning of his relationship with Meghan, the royal family caused some problems. He suggested that the royals wanted the Duchess of Sussex to continue her acting career and that they weren’t understanding about allowing for extra security for the growing family.

While Prince Harry did state that there were no problems with Queen Elizabeth II, or her husband, Prince Philip, it was clear that his relationship with his father and brother suffered.

Not only did Prince Harry reveal that his father, Prince Charles stopped taking his calls after he announced that he would be stepping down from his role as a senior royal, but he declared that there is a need for “space” between him and his older brother, Prince William — although he did not exactly specify why. The former royal also controversially stated that Prince Charles and Prince William are “trapped.”

Prince Harry said: “My father and brother are trapped in the system like the rest of my family are. They don’t get to leave. I have huge compassion for that.”

Where does Prince Harry and Prince William’s relationship currently stand?

Prince William and Prince Harry at the Greenhouse Sports Centre
Prince William and Prince Harry | Toby Melville – WPA Pool/Getty Images

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In the wake of the interview, Prince Harry has, according to some sources, spoken to his father and brother, but the talks “have not been productive,” as Gayle King revealed in a television interview. It is that transparency with the public that could still causing problems with Prince William.

“William is now worried that anything he says to his brother will be plastered over American TV,” a source stated to PageSix. “There’s a lack of trust on both sides which makes moving forward very hard.”

Prince William himself has remained silent, save for a moment in mid-March when he told a reporter that the royal family is “very much not a racist family.” However, the coming months will be bringing about at least one occasion where Prince Harry and Prince William will be crossing paths — and in a very public forum. 

Prince William and Prince Harry will be seeing each other this summer

Prince William and Prince Harry visit the Royal Foundation Support4Grenfell comunity hub
Prince William and Prince Harry | Samir Hussein/WireImage

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According to a recent US Magazine report, Prince William and Prince Harry will be reuniting this summer, at the public unveiling of a tribute statue for Princess Diana in early July. A source stated that “for all their differences, the two are still totally bonded on preserving their mother’s legacy. It’s a real shame that they’re on such bad terms going into this because it’s going to be very emotional.”

The source said that in spite of the few “unproductive” conversations that the brothers have had in recent weeks, that they are determined to make the event one to remember, setting aside any bad blood between them.

A recent People report quotes Prince William saying the Duke of Cambridge is still “very upset by what’s happened” but that he’s “absolutely intent that he and Harry’s relationship will heal in time.” 

There’s no word on whether Meghan will be in attendance at the event, but it seems like, for now, there will be plenty of drama to spare between Prince William and Prince Harry.