Though Prince William and Prince Harry's strained relationship seemed to be on the mend, an insider claimed that the former is now "very upset" with the way his younger brother stepped down from the royal family, as his personal statement seemingly took a dig at their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
About a year after Harry and wife Meghan Markle stepped down from their royal duties and moved to America, Buckingham Palace announced that the couple "will not be returning as working members of the royal family."
The February 19 statement continued: "Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service."
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In response, their spokesperson released a statement of their own that concluded with, "We can all live a life of service. Service is universal."
The loaded words left the royal family shocked, especially William, who reportedly thinks the couple's behavior was "insulting and disrespectful. [He's] very upset by what has happened," claimed an insider.
"You don't answer the Queen back — it's just not done," added a second source.
Though the tension between the siblings is "still raw," a friend of William's told The Sunday Times that the father-of-three is "absolutely intent that he and Harry's relationship will heal in time."
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In the meantime, Harry and the Suits actress — who are expecting their second child together later this year — seem to be making good on their word to "remain committed to their duty and service to the U.K. and around the world."
With Texas in a state of emergency due to a catastrophic winter storm, the pair are planning to donate to Dallas' Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support.
"Today, we were notified that through the actions of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s nonprofit, Archewell Foundation, Prince Harry and Meghan will make a donation to help us get back on our feet," CEO of Genesis Jan Langbein revealed. "Not only will this gift provide for our critical needs, it shines an international spotlight on violence against women and children, letting survivors know that they are not alone."
A source close to the couple shared a few extra details with Harper's BAZAAR.
"Like so many, the couple is heartbroken to see communities across Texas still struggling to access the very basic resources we all need—water, heat, food, shelter," the source noted. "They encourage everyone to continue compassionately supporting the people of Texas during this emergency, in whatever way they can or are able, and hope this directed donation will bring relief, comfort, and certainty to the entire Genesis community."