Royal fans share their sadness at the breakdown in William and Harry's ...

Wistful royal fans say they miss seeing Princes William and Harry together, after a 2015 DIY SOS special starring the two brothers aired last night. 

In the episode, the royals took part in a project to turn derelict streets into homes for ex-service personnel.

The grinning brothers donned personalised hard hats and steel-toe boots as they lent a hand to the ambitious renovations on two streets in Newton Heath, Manchester in 2015. 

Their joyful demeanor and appearance in the episode triggered a wave of nostalgia among royal fans, who flocked to social media to bemoan the current state of the brother's relationship in comparison. 

Then, William and Harry traded jokes and tried to one-up each other in the spirit of brotherly competition, appearing close and comfortable in each other's company. 

William even talked about the importance of brotherhood and family during his appearance on the show. 

Now, however, their relationship appears frostier, with constant rumours of a rift and Prince Harry, along with wife Meghan Markle, sensationally quitting the royal family to move to LA.

The brothers looked happy and relaxed in each other's company as they appeared on the DIY SOS special from 2015

The brothers looked happy and relaxed in each other's company as they appeared on the DIY SOS special from 2015

The beaming brothers hug presenter Nick Knowles at the end of the episode, which aired again last night

The beaming brothers hug presenter Nick Knowles at the end of the episode, which aired again last night

It's a far cry from recent photos of the two together, including this one at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London on Commonwealth Day. The service was the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's final official engagement before they quit royal life

It's a far cry from recent photos of the two together, including this one at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, London on Commonwealth Day. The service was the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's final official engagement before they quit royal life

The brothers only exchanged a brief hello at the service in March. (From left) The Queen; Prince Harry; Prince William; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Edward; Prince William; Sophie, Countess of Wessex; and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey

The brothers only exchanged a brief hello at the service in March. (From left) The Queen; Prince Harry; Prince William; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Edward; Prince William; Sophie, Countess of Wessex; and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey

Harry in particular looked carefree and relaxed as he interacted with builders on the show

Harry in particular looked carefree and relaxed as he interacted with builders on the show

After the DIY SOS special aired, several viewers shared their sadness at the breakdown in the relationship between William and Harry. 

One watcher commented: 'Just watching the DIY SOS with William and Harry. Hope one day they get back to

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