"William is already planning for when he becomes king, and he doesn’t see a future for the Sussexes in the royal family," a source spilled.
"The feeling is that allowing the Sussexes back into the fold is a bad move, and they should be resigned to the fringes indefinitely." William is completely adamant that they [the Sussexes] shouldn’t be welcomed back, while the King thinks it would help stop the media circus surrounding the family. "William doesn’t think the Sussexes have much more ammunition, and they’ve already played their best cards," they added.
The insider continued: "Charles is the only senior member of the family who is holding out any hope of a reconciliation, but that has more to do with Harry being his son than anything else."
William and Harry were said to have been close for many years, and their bond became "quite tight" after the tragic death of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, when they were 15 and 12, respectively. Now, the 41- and 39-year-old princes are "bitter rivals," and the future king has reportedly not uttered a single word to his younger sibling since Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral in September 2022.
The feud that has engulfed the Prince of Wales and Duke of Sussex is said to be one of the worst in the history of the House of Windsor. The king-in-waiting has been furious with Harry for nearly four years, but the allegations the fiery-haired prince leveled against him in Spare are said to have tipped the rift to "nuclear."
Among other things, Harry accused his brother of physically assaulting him in 2019 during an argument they were having about the Duchess of Sussex. The Montecito twosome's various controversies throughout 2023 are also said to have further angered William, as well as the rest of the Firm.
"The royal family has had more than enough of this very public tantrum. If it’s not books and TV appearances, it’s court appearances and stories appearing in the press. There’s not much more left to say, and it’s no surprise that the family is keeping them [the Sussexes] at arm’s length. They can’t be trusted," the palace insider observed when describing how senior royals view Harry and Meghan.
They concluded by sharing how "senior royals are more than aware that Harry and Meghan’s popularity has nose-dived since Megxit and are concerned that letting them back into the fold could prove catastrophic for the family. They don’t want to be part of being booed at public events, and they certainly don’t want to be seen as weak for allowing them back in after everything they’ve done."
GBN reported on the insider revelations.