Prince Harry, Prince William: Silent Months Amid Reunion Hopes

Royal brothers' estrangement continues despite upcoming event.

by Zain ul Abedin
Prince Harry, Prince William: Silent Months Amid Reunion Hopes
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Swirling rumors suggest that Prince Harry might reconcile with his elder brother Prince William, who is gearing up to come to London next week for a special event. The service is at St Paul's Cathedral on May 8 and marks the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games.

Insiders also see the trip as Prince Harry's way of extending an olive branch to his brother with whom he has not been on speaking terms for months. The brothers' relationship grew colder, and Harry publicly criticized William more than once.

They say that between the meaningful words, a lot of water went under the bridge. But close people of both assure that the fences will be mended. One such source said to Us Magazine that Harry would be "more than happy" to speak with William, which, therefore, perhaps hints at the beginning of some small thaw in the snow of their relationship.

The family tension doesn't just include the brothers. In Prince Harry's book, "Spare," he insinuated a feud with Princess Kate, charging her with making his wife, Meghan Markle, cry before her wedding to Harry. Meghan addressed that issue, too, in a highly-rated interview with Oprah Winfrey in which Meghan said Kate had apologized.

Royal Reconciliation Hopes

The royals said they wanted reconciliation, especially among the younger generation. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be keen on bridging the rift with the Prince Harry to let their three kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, get in touch and have a relationship with their cousins, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

Such a hopeful sign of progress is that the palace has confirmed nothing about the exact nature of meetings that will occur between Harry and the royal family while he is in London. The next event will not only be about marking the Invictus Games; there will also be a room for potential family healing.

Meghan Markle will not be joining Harry in this trip, but the couple shall take the journey together later to Nigeria, shortly after, to be part of the discussions around the Invictus Games, which will also be intertwined with cultural activities and meetings with service members as well as their families.

A new social media release from the Invictus Games Foundation noted that the upcoming event would be one to celebrate "changing lives and saving lives," with the presence of some high-profile spectators like the Games' patron, Prince Harry, actor Damian Lewis, and members of the global Invictus community.

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