Prince Harry and Prince William have been on bad terms for quite some time, but it looks like a reconciliation could be in their future.
"It’s very clear to those that know William that the rift with his brother is not something that he can just forget about," royal expert Duncan Larcombe told OK!. "It's very much, as you can imagine, a constant strain. It is for Harry as well, they’re both as stubborn as mules. That’s not great when two best friends and brothers fall out. If anybody knows what it’s like to fall out with a best friend or a brother who was close to you when you were growing up, it’s not nice. You miss them."
He added, "There is a lot of regret there, and I think it’s on both sides."
During Harry's chat with Oprah Winfrey, which aired in March 2021, the prince stated that he and William were "on different paths," but they would always be brothers. For now, the 39-year-old seems to be focusing on his royal duties.
"Everything else seems to be going right for William at this time, he’s riding the crest of a wave in most aspects of his life, but sadly he has the absence of Prince Harry, his brother in his life," Larcombe noted. "William’s always had a set plan of where he wants to be in five years, how he’s going to transition from prince to husband to father to future king. He’s basically ticked all of those boxes that he set out to tick when he was graduating from university but the one thing not going right for him is something that is deeply upsetting."
Larcombe is hopeful that the two siblings can put the past behind them once and for all.
"These are brothers that glued together as they lost their mother, they went through that bereavement and as is quite clear they dealt with it in different ways but they were very close," he shared. "Every week the rift continues, Harry and William are the two people who are missing out the most."