The sibling rivalry has only worsened. King Charles' coronation ceremony was a lavish family reunion, but Prince William and Prince Harry were noticeably separated throughout the event. William walked into Westminster Abbey in a royal robe alongside his wife, Kate Middleton, and their youngest kids Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. While the Prince of Wales and his household represented the future of the throne, Harry wore a standard suit and arrived with his cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
The seating arrangement reflected Harry's status within the monarchy. William sat in the front row with his family, and Harry was in the third tier without his. Sources close to William and Kate revealed the couple wasn't interested in reconciling with the royal rebel. The Royal Observer previously reported the release of Spare created permanent damage to their brotherly bond.
Tina Brown speculated the siblings had lost touch after Harry decided to share intimate details about his family with the public. "They are totally estranged. I do not think there will be any contact between them at the coronation. I think that their relationship right now is on absolute ice," Brown said in an interview. "The longer Harry dwells on what happened in his life, the more he feels resentment against William, because he feels, I think, that William was even more calculated, essentially, in making him number two, making him the spare, and feel like the spare at all times."
Although Harry and King Charles spoke before his return to England, the same couldn't be said for him and William.
"So, there's no contact between them, I'm told. I think Charles wants to have some kind of rapprochement. But I think it's going to take years… It never happened between George VI and the Duke of Windsor, it just got worse," the writer concluded.
Those closest to the crown shared that Harry's trip home will be short-lived, and the veteran will rush back to California to celebrate his son's birthday. "After much back and forth, Harry said that he would be returning for the King’s Coronation but it will only be a fleeting visit," a friend shared.
A separate source claimed Harry was short in his correspondence within the firm. "He has not been responding other than in a 'We acknowledge your email," the confidant said. "It's like trying to communicate with Mars – it was easier to deal with Sinn Fein."