Prince William and Prince Harry's relationship hasn't improved despite the Duke of Sussex speaking to his father, King Charles, on his birthday. According to a source close to the Prince of Wales, William is angry at his younger sibling due to his profitable tell-all projects.
“He absolutely f------ hates him,” the insider told the outlet.
“Harry sold his family out to the media for millions of dollars, and William can’t forgive that breach of trust,” the friend continued.
"I think it’s exactly because the bond was so deep that the betrayal has been so wounding," the source noted. "They were the only people who actually knew what each other had been through."
"How would you feel if your best friend decided to reveal all your personal secrets to the newspapers," the confidant questioned. "Well, multiply that by a thousand."
According to an insider, neither prince is willing to verbally take accountability for their actions.
"In response to U.K. media headlines, there has been no contact regarding an invitation to His Majesty’s upcoming birthday," his rep said in a statement. "It is disappointing the Sunday Times has misreported this story."
Royal expert Rebecca English explained the complexities within Harry and Charles' quarrel.
"There is undeniable anger at the anguish the king believes Harry caused the late queen in the last years of her life, not to mention the insults he has heaped upon his own wife Camilla, of whom Charles is understandably protective," the editor wrote.
"Charles is a man who notoriously hates confrontation and will never close the door on his younger son. But sticking to his guns, he has rejected Harry’s demands for an 'apology' and put the whole issue to one side for the time being as he concentrates on the business of state," English added.
As Charles and Harry enter a new stage of their bond, some members of William and Harry's circles hope to see them find common ground.
"Everyone wants to see a repair in the rift because it doesn't do anyone any good to have this rift in the heart of the House of Windsor," royal expert Katie Nicholl said in an interview. "I spoke to aides, past and present — including one senior aid who worked with the brothers for a good 10 years, who knows them both and still speaks to them both."
"And he was surprisingly confident that there could be a rapprochement," she concluded.
The Daily Beast reported on William and Harry's feud.