Though Prince Harry will return to the U.K. next week for the unveiling of a statue dedicated to his mother, Princess Diana, royal expert Phil Dampier believes the Duke of Sussex won't be spending much time with brother Prince William.
"I don’t think William trusts Harry anymore and he is always worried that anything he says will end up in the press in two or three days’ time," the author explained, referring to the fact that Harry has given multiple interviews within the past few months. "That’s what he is worried about, and he needs to be cautious of what he can actually say to him.”
Expert Katie Nicholl chimed in, stating that the siblings could end up having a get-together if Queen Elizabeth pushes them to do so. "She is the only person who can talk to Harry in a certain way and make him see sense," she said.
The statue unveiling at Kensington Palace is set to take place on July 1, which would have been Diana's 60th birthday. According to reports, Harry will fly to his home country a few days beforehand to quarantine at Frogmore Cottage, where his cousin Princess Eugenie lives with her husband and their son.
"The cottage is now literally split into two, meaning Harry can isolate in one half of the house without ever coming into contact with his cousin and her family," a source explained to The Sun. "It has been set up for his return after last-minute plans seemed to work when he was back for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April."
Much like Prince Philip's funeral, Harry will be attending this event alone, as an insider told The Mirror that "Meghan is not going to travel" since "she has just had a baby."
The statue of Diana was first commissioned back in 2017, and at the time, William and Harry made a joint statement about the tribute.
"It has been 20 years since our mother’s death and the time is right to recognize her positive impact in the U.K. and around the world with a permanent statue," they shared. "Our mother touched so many lives."