Prince William 'has no desire' to see Prince Harry while both in UK: insider

22:31 07.09.2023

Prince Harry paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the eve of the anniversary of her death at the WellChild Awards in London. The Duke of Sussex, who has supported the charity for over a decade, expressed his regret for not attending the awards last year due to his grandmother's passing. He emphasized that Queen Elizabeth would have insisted on his presence at the event. Harry believed that one year on, the late queen was looking down on them, pleased to see the community continue to support seriously ill children.

Queen Elizabeth passed away on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96. Last year, Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, had to cancel their appearance at the awards due to concerns about the queen's health. Harry flew to Scotland, where the monarch died in Balmoral Castle. This year, the Duke, the Duchess, and their family planned to privately acknowledge and honor the queen on the anniversary of her passing.

While Harry is in the UK, it is unlikely that he will reconcile with his brother, Prince William, and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton. Royal insider Kinsey Schofield claimed that there was a severe lack of trust between the brothers and they had no desire to reconnect. Schofield further stated that Prince William was dreading Harry's arrival, especially as they were expected to publicly acknowledge the anniversary of the late queen's passing. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be hosting a memorial for the queen at St. David's Cathedral in South Wales, but Harry and Markle were reportedly not invited.

The estrangement between the two couples has grown since Harry and Markle moved to California in 2020, and Harry published his memoir, "Spare," earlier this year. Markle was expected to join Harry at the Invictus Games in D??sseldorf, Germany, but it remains uncertain if she will be able to attend.

While Prince William and Kate Middleton lead public tributes to Queen Elizabeth in the UK, Prince Harry's appearance at the WellChild Awards is seen as a distraction that Buckingham Palace may not appreciate. Despite this, Harry prioritizes philanthropy and is eager to attend the event, according to Schofield. She predicted that Harry would mention his grandmother in his speech at the awards before leaving for the Invictus Games in Germany, where Markle is expected to join him.

Other members of the royal family, including King Charles, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, and Queen Camilla, will be commemorating the queen's death at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. However, Harry is not expected to join them at the family's summer residence.

Royal expert Hilary Fordwich shared her perspective, stating that Harry's visit to England would be brief and he would not meet with his father or brother. The geographic distance serves as a buffer between the senior royals and Harry, indicating that the estrangement between him and Prince William is unlikely to be repaired soon.

On September 8, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be hosting a memorial for Queen Elizabeth at St David's Cathedral in South Wales. An insider revealed that William's message during the memorial will focus on the future while paying homage to the life and legacy of the late monarch. The source acknowledged that it would be an emotional day for the royal family and many people across Britain, but for others, life would continue as usual.

/ Thursday, September 7, 2023, 10:31 PM /

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