Millions of people hoped that at the unveiling of the monument to Princess Diana, the brothers-princes would put an end to the feud.
Princess Diana could have turned 60 on July 1, in honor of which her sons stood shoulder to shoulder to unveil a memorial at Kensington Palace. Prior to that, Harry and William saw each other for the last time in April at the funeral of Prince Philip, where they could not bury the ax of war. But the new meeting did not bring the brothers one step closer to reconciliation.
The princes walked together to the statue, where they were greeted by Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, their former personal secretary. Both held a draped green curtain over the memorial and simultaneously pulled it down. But Harry left in a Range Rover just 20 minutes after the opening ceremony, drinking a glass of champagne for the sake of decency.
A source close to the royal family explained in an interview with the Mirror: “William and Harry got together this week for the sole purpose of honoring their mother’s legacy.”
According to him, some members of the royal family cling to even a tiny hope of reconciling the princes, but they themselves are not interested in this. Too many shocking statements were made by Harry and his wife Megan in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, and too little time had passed for William to be able to trust his brother again.
“They put on a show, did what they had to do to make the day go smoothly, and said goodbye,” the insider explained.