Princess Diana's voice coach and confidante Stewart Pearce believes Prince William and Prince Harry's cordial interaction at the July 1 statue unveiling is a good sign of what's to come for the royal family.
"I feel that the vibration of it has detonated the essence of peace," he shared with Us Weekly, noting the brothers behaviors "were just so easy, so formal — or informal, rather — so humorous between the two of them."
Pearce believes that the calmness of the day backs up his belief that the rift between the pair has been exaggerated by the media.
"It dispels any of the brouhaha over the fact that there’s a rift. I didn’t believe that there was a rift," he insisted. "There was a slight disagreement, but I mean, who doesn’t disagree with his brother? But [it’s] been blown out of complete proportion, it’s been overly dramatized. They both were so relaxed."
Pearce added that the small guest list also helped things go smoothly on the big day.
"I feel that what the royal family are doing are being immensely representative of what the law of the land is all about [amid Coronavirus restrictions]," he explained. "That’s one of the reasons why [Queen Elizabeth] wasn’t there and why Meghan [Markle] wasn’t there."
"I mean, Meghan obviously is at home with the children, so that’s completely understandable, but it is interesting that Catherine wasn’t there as well," he noted. "Then [it] became this very, very intimate celebration of just the two princes and select members of the Spencer entourage."
"If Meghan had been there, I think it would have been explosive because the British press would just simply find something derogatory to say about whether it’s to do with the fact that she was... just very easy in the experience or something to do with what she was wearing," he concluded.