Rumors of a rift between Prince Harry and Prince William continues to spread, with a friend of Harry saying there are a lot of unresolved issues between the brothers.
Persons with close ties to the couple believe that they feel isolated from the rest of the Royal Family. Tom Brady, a close friend to Prince Harry, shed more light on the issue, saying after an ITV documentary of the Sussex Royals that they feel bruised and vulnerable.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, host a reception to officially open the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference at St James' Palace on October 10, 2018 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images
The rift between the brothers could be traced back to 2016 when sources revealed that Prince William had cautioned his brother about going too fast with Meghan Markle.
William is the future King. There is going to be some competitiveness between him and Harry
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images.
Harry alluded to a difference in parts between himself and William while speaking on the ITV documentary, titled: Harry & Meghan: An African Journey." He said:
"Inevitably, stuff happens. But we're brothers. We'll always be brothers. We are certainly on different paths at the moment."
Harry also added:
"The majority of stuff is created out of nothing. As brothers, we have good days and we have bad days."
The issue between the brothers is worse with the absence of Christopher Geidt, who served as Private Secretary to the Queen for many years. Christopher helped in smoothing any grievances Harry and William had with the rest of the family, especially with their father, Prince Charles, with whom they had a complex relationship.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images
With Geidt's absence, Tom Brady feels the little grievances the Princes have could escalate. He said:
"There is a lot of hurt and a lot of unresolved issues between the boys, and no one to help mediate. What's more, petty grievances can become huge conflicts between all the different royal offices if they aren't managed correctly, and that's exactly what's happening now."
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images
Another thing attributed to causing the rumored rift is Wiliam and Harry's move into adulthood and as a result of their new chapters in life. A source, however, believes that the fact that William is the future King could be another reason, saying:
"William is the future King. There is going to be some competitiveness between him and Harry. That already puts a rock in the relationship."
Things looked better in the relationship between the brothers after they hinted at an end to the rumored rift. William and Kate gave a shoutout to Harry and Meghan on Instagram, following a "Shout" Event.
Harry and Meghan followed suit, posting photos of both couples on their Instagram Story, and mentioning William and Kate. This caused many fans to hope that the brothers could come to an end of their rift for good.