Prince William is said to be “sick of all the drama” being played out in public through his brother, Prince Harry‘s recent interviews alongside Meghan Markle. She shared a long list of grievances and made some shocking accusations.
It now seems like Prince William is making sure that his frustration and wrath are felt via his latest decision to keep Meghan Markle as far away as possible from the unveiling ceremony of Princess Diana‘s statue in London on July 1st.
Once dubbed by the media as the “Fab Four,” the relationship between the Cambridges and the Sussexes has become “strained” and tense over the past couple of months.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to step down as senior working members of the royal family in January 2020 and later settled in California with their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The power couple welcomed a second child, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, earlier this month.
And their interviews in recent months, including the couple’s infamous sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, have only further deepened the rift in the royal family, and particularly between Prince William, Prince Harry, and the rest of the royal family.
A royal source has claimed that the Duke of Cambridge is “sick of all the drama” which is being played out in the public eye rather than behind closed doors.
A royal source said: “The royal family, especially Prince William, is sick of all the drama being played out so publicly.”
The most recent interviews with Prince Harry have been a part of his mental health series with Oprah Winfrey, The Me You Can’tCan’t See, where he spoke of the “genetic pain and suffering” that had been passed down in the family.
Royal commentator Duncan Larcombe said that the brothers are due a long conversation to talk through their issues.
And the opportunity for that may come fairly soon, with Prince Harry expected to travel from the US to London over the coming weeks to unveil a statue to mark what would have been their mother, Princess Diana’s 60th birthday.
However, no official announcement has been made, and as the July 1st event creeps closer, royal experts speculate he may choose to stay at home.
Others are confident he will make the trip. Moreover, the project he started with his older brother in 2017 means a lot to him.
It was reported that Meghan Markle wanted to be present for her husband during the showdown with the royal family.
A website revealed that despite the fact the former actress gave birth about three weeks ago, she was hoping to fly to London with Prince Harry, who said the city triggers his anxiety.
Royal commentator Duncan Larcombe said: “London was a trigger for Harry and believes it may be too painful for him to return to the site where he buried his mother.”
The source added: “They’ve agreed to put their issues [aside] in public, but behind closed doors, everyone is bracing for a showdown. [Harry and William’s] relationship has been strained for months.”
However, very quickly, the philanthropist issued a statement saying that she was staying in California and Prince Harry had to return home alone.
Another insider explained that Prince William is the one who put his foot down and blocked Meghan Markle’s appearance at the somber ceremony.
Writer and royal expert Richard Eden said: “This decision and this whole thing was 50 percent, William. Diana is his mother too. He makes a point about that regularly behind closed doors. This was not the right time to bring Meghan in because there is so much tension between Wiliam and Meghan particularly.”
Eden added: “They have a very young baby, and it’s just not practical for them to be flying over as a family. It’s not a surprise because she wasn’t expected to attend. The day was always very much about Diana and her sons. They are the ones making the speeches. Can you imagine Meghan coming over after everything that has passed?”
The statue has been created by Ian Rank-Broadley to help those visiting Kensington Palace to reflect on the “life and legacy” of Princess Diana.