Though Prince Harry will have the chance to try and make amends with Prince William at the July 1 unveiling of Princess Diana's statue, royal expert Hugo Victers believes he'll never make a move because he fears that wife Meghan Markle will react badly.
"I don't know what they can do under the present circumstances. Harry has got to wake up to what's going on. It's a very unpleasant situation and I don't think it's going to be the right moment this week," he explained to The Express. "Harry is so under the thumb of Meghan it is not really possible until he emerges from that."
"He has thrown in his lot with his wife. That's it, isn't it? Slagging off his family didn't help anybody," Victers pointed out. "It's a dreadful situation."
Concluded the expert, "You've got to remember that Harry has to return to his wife in Los Angeles. If he starts reconciling, he will get his head bitten off, won't he?"
Only a handful of people will attend the July 1 ceremony due to COVID-19 protocols, with Prince Charles and Kate Middleton both reportedly sitting out. Meghan is staying home as well to care for her and Harry's two kids.
Though some thought the occasion would help bring the siblings back together, that doesn't seem to be happening. Harry returned to the U.K. last week and is quarantining at Frogmore Cottage, and it's been said that the pair don't have any plans to meet up before the event.
"There have not been any personal chats or proper talks, just a very brief and minimal exchange of text messages," an insider claimed. "The relationship is still very much strained and there’s no sign yet that there will be any sort of coming together any time soon."