Though Prince William and Prince Harry put on a smile when they reunited on July 1, Finding Freedom author Omid Scobie stated that the brothers are no closer to forgiving one another.
"Both sides are able to put everything to one side when it comes to focusing on the bigger, more important moments — whether that is of course remembering the life of Prince Philip, next year’s Royal Jubilee [or] most importantly to the brothers, remembering and honoring the life and legacy of their mother," he explained to Entertainment Tonight. "Unfortunately, that has not led to any sort of bigger movement."
"The relationship between Harry and William is still very much one of distance," the expert declared. "I don't just mean physical [distance], across the Atlantic, but they are not talking that much, and that is exactly how sources close to William have put it."
According to Scobie, the Duke of Cambridge is still harboring "feelings of anger" over the way his sibling and Meghan Markle "carried out their departure from their royal lives."
The messy situation is something William "has not been able to come to terms with yet."
"These are still two brothers who aren't in regular communication, or in much communication at all," he stated. "I think they remain on these very different paths."
"They are very different men. And I think that William has certainly become someone who is really living his life for the crown, for the institution," the author continued. "Harry has really sort of gone completely in the opposite direction."
The royal expert believes the Duke of Sussex's relationship with their father Prince Charles is also far from repaired.
"There are people who have grown up in an institution, that is all they know, they live the crown. So to try to understand someone that broke away from that is something that people are still struggling to come to terms," he explained. "I think Harry, as he continues to thrive in his new life, has absolutely no regrets about the way in which he did it, or the decisions in which he made, and that does create this very big gap between the two sides."