Although Prince William and Prince Harry are not on good terms, it seems like the brothers will try their best to put the drama aside when they both attend Princess Diana's statue unveiling on July 1.
“There have been conversations, after Lili was born and to make plans for next week," a mutual friend said of the situation. "But things are still very strained."
Royal expert Katie Nicholl noted that the siblings have "agreed to a truce" — especially while attending the event.
“They know the eyes of the world will be on them — watching their every move — so what you will see is a carefully choreographed show of unity for that day, at least," a source said.
The two will talk at the ceremony, but it seems like their conversations could be superficial.
"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," royal expert Phil Dampier — who writes a column for The Royal Observer — said. "That’s what he is worried about, and he needs to be cautious of what he can actually say to him.”
Harry is set to return to the U.K. this week ahead of the big reveal, and he is staying with Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, at Frogmore Cottage. The red-headed royal, 36, will have to isolate there for a few days before he comes face-to-face with his older brother.
"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."
To make things worse, Harry will have to face his family without his wife, Meghan Markle, who is "stay[ing] at home with the children," a friend said.