Royal observers and fans alike were captivated by the poignant moments during Prince Philip's funeral. Yet, behind the formalities, an undercurrent of familial tension was palpable. As reports surface, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, tried playing the role of peacemaker between Prince William and Prince Harry amidst the funeral's somber proceedings.
Speaking exclusively to *OK! magazine*, royal commentator Jennie Bond shed light on Kate's efforts to bring the brothers together. At a time when their relationship was already fraying, Prince Philip's passing brought heightened emotions to the fore. "Kate endeavored to create an avenue for William and Harry to communicate during this heartrending time," said Bond.
However, in spite of the Duchess's best intentions, things took a turn. "While many hoped for reconciliation, the truth was far from it. The brothers engaged in a fiery disagreement right after the funeral rites," Bond revealed.
Royal Rift Deepens Further
Commenting on the situation, Bond somberly remarked, "There's a moment when you realize that not every family can effortlessly find unity. Unfortunately, this was one such moment."
Diving deeper into the royal dynamics, Bond shared insights on the sentiments harbored by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge toward Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle. "There's a tangible sense of disappointment. William and Kate seem to have reached a resolution that mending ties with Harry and Meghan isn't an immediate possibility."
Kate, known for her close-knit family ties, has reportedly been deeply affected by the widening chasm. "Coming from a close family herself, Kate finds it challenging to comprehend such rifts. She's been stung by some of the comments made by Harry and Meghan," Bond elaborated. Yet, she finds strength in her partnership with William. "Their bond is undeniable. Together, they've concluded that any reconciliation, if at all, is not on the horizon. They've chosen to move forward, focusing on their own journey."
In an era where every royal move is magnified, the hope for familial unity remains a distant, yet fervent wish for many.