Prince William 'under more pressure after Harry exit' says expert
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Reports have suggested that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s relationship with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has broken down in recent years. In 2019, during ITV’s ‘Harry & Meghan: An African Journey’, Prince Harry even admitted he and his brother were “on different paths”. But the Cambridges are reportedly hopeful that their relationship with the Sussexes will “improve”.
A friend of the Cambridges told The Telegraph: “There will always be bumps in the road but they’re a family and families come through these things.
“They both remain hopeful of a reconciliation with Harry and Meghan.
“It has been very difficult for both sides and there has been a lot of sadness over what has happened, but ultimately they want things to improve between them in the fullness of time.”
Another source told the paper that former employees of the Sussexes “felt emotional” after seeing Prince Harry’s interview with chat show host James Corden.
They said “it reminded us of old H, the H that would give you a big hug.”
Prince Harry met up with host of The Late, Late Show for a light-hearted hangout in LA.
The pair drove around on a London double decker tour bus and even video called Meghan for a quick chat.
Speculation over a rift between Prince William and Prince Harry has risen over the past few years.
In 2019, while filming for the ITV programme, Prince Harry said: “Part of this role and part of this job and this family being under the pressure that it’s under, inevitably stuff happens.
“But look, we’re brothers, we’ll always be brothers, and we’re certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and as I know he will always be there for me.
“You know, we don’t see each other as much as we used to, because we’re so busy.
“But, you know, I love him dearly and the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing.”
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The comments about Cambridge hopes to repair their relations comes as the Royal Family prepares for Meghan and Harry’s tell-all interview.
The Sussexes’ sit-down with US chat show legend Oprah Winfrey will air in the UK on Monday at 9pm on ITV.
The “primetime” show is expected to be “intimate” and “wide-ranging” as described by the US network CBS.
Meghan and Harry are expected to discuss their experiences as members of the Royal Family after stepping back as senior royals last year.
The Sussexes’ decision to step back from royal life is thought to have almost caused a “constitutional crisis” for the Royal Family.
Writing in Vanity Fair in December, royal author Katie Nicholl said: “No one knew on January 8, when Harry and Meghan first announced they were stepping down as senior royals, what a turbulent year would follow.
“But their bombshell statement, posted on their brand-new Sussex Royal website, set the tone for months of hand-wringing among royal watchers, and the royal themselves.
“Some royal historians and commentators have claimed Harry and Meghan’s departure, and the historic fallout between Harry and Prince William, was the closest the House of Windsor had come to a constitutional crisis since the death of Princess Diana.”
Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s book ‘Finding Freedom’ is said to have laid bare the Sussexes’ side of the royal rift and other Royal Family feuds.
According to Ms Nicholl, Mr Scobie said of the Sussexes: “Every step of the way there have been unexpected challenges.
“They have had to go up against a lot—the press, their legal battles and even the institution of the monarchy—but they’ve remained positive and it’s the support they give each other and their focus on what’s important that gets them through.”
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