While Prince William took to the bustling streets of New York City on a two-day mission to herald the Earthshot Prize Award and its finalists during the recent climate summit, there was an undeniable void. The absence of his younger brother, Prince Harry, with whom he's not on speaking terms, was palpably felt, especially during the trip's more reflective moments.
Royal insider, Duncan Larcombe, provided some insights into the Prince of Wales's emotional landscape during his U.S. trip. Sharing with OK! Magazine, Larcombe emphasized that numerous moments would inevitably remind William of Harry, evoking a pang of melancholy. "The memories of his younger brother will inevitably come rushing back at unexpected moments, causing an emotional stir," Larcombe remarked.
Larcombe further pondered about Prince William's engagement with Harry's recent endeavors, musing, “Did William catch a glimpse of the Invictus Games or take a moment to watch the much-discussed Netflix documentary about them? Perhaps delving into such content is too close to the bone for William, with the pain still raw.”
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With the brothers' strained relationship becoming the talk of the town, Larcombe couldn't help but express a touch of regret. “Had their bond remained unbroken, they could've been each other's strength, amplifying the impact of their individual projects. Such golden opportunities now seem squandered,” he lamented.
Yet, in characteristic royal fashion, Prince William channels his energies into fulfilling his duties, pressing on despite the emotional turmoil. Larcombe admires this resilience, stating, “Both William and Kate have shown an admirable ability to roll up their sleeves, face adversity, and power through, with the New York trip embodying just that spirit.”
The root of the brothers' falling out traces back to 2019 when the Duke of Suss*x hinted at their growing distance by noting they were treading "different paths." The chasm widened following the release of Harry's candid memoir, which portrayed Prince William in a less-than-flattering light. The world watches, hopeful for a reconciliation between the royal siblings.