It's safe to say that Prince William and Prince Harry haven't been on the best of terms in quite a while, and if the former and his wife, Kate Middleton, head to the U.S. next year, it's possible they won't even reunite with the dad-of-two.
William, 39, recently hosted the first Earthshot Prize Ceremony, and he noted that in 2022, he is hoping to bring the awards show to North America.
"I don’t think William and Kate would want to meet up with Harry and Meghan, who could try and steal their thunder on the Earthshot project," royal expert Phil Dampier, who writes a weekly column for The Royal Observer, told The Sun. “They are very much rivals now, not brothers in arms, and I’m afraid I can’t see a reconciliation soon."
“If Harry dropped his book project and admitted some of his and Meghan’s comments were over the top there might be some progress, but I can’t see it happening," he continued. “William and Kate have always been very popular in the U.S. but have not been there for some time so they will want to boost their profile, and next year, during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, would be a golden opportunity.”
If William and Kate do make the trek next year, it's unlikely they will head over to Montecito, Calif., to be with Harry and Meghan.
“If they stayed with Harry, it would turn into a circus and also be a security nightmare, taking attention away from the green cause, so I expect William and Kate to concentrate on their efforts and not meet up with them," Dampier noted.
The two brothers have had a contentious relationship for the past several years, and it doesn't look like things are getting any better.
"The relationship between Harry and William is still very much one of distance. 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," Finding Freedom author Omid Scobie told Entertainment Tonight.