PUBLISHED: 09:55, Sun, Sep 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 09:56, Sun, Sep 27, 2020
Harry and William have admitted in the past that they are “uniquely bonded” as they grew up in the spotlight and then grieved together after Princess Diana’s tragic death. However, a rift began to emerge between the brothers after William urged Harry to take his time getting to know Meghan rather than rushing into something. According to a recent bomshell royal biography, Harry then grew frustrated that he and his wife Meghan had to constantly “take a back seat” to the more senior royals, including William and Kate Middleton.
Addressing the reports about their fallout during an ITV interview back in October, Harry said: “We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we are so busy but I love him dearly.
"The majority of the stuff is created out of nothing but as brothers, you know, you have good days, you have bad days.”
This was seen as a confirmation their once-close relationship had deteriorated significantly.
Heartbreakingly, an unearthed interview shows Harry once believed that he and his brother “get closer” every year.
According to Angela Levin’s 2019 book ‘Harry: Conversations with the Prince’, the prince was interviewed for his 21st birthday and said: “We’ve even resorted to hugging each other now after not seeing each other for long periods of time.
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Prince Harry and Prince William's relationship has been under strain for some time (Image: Getty)
Harry and William used to be a royal double act (Image: Getty)
“He is the one person on this earth that I can actually talk to about anything and we understand each other.”
Ms Levin added: “Although they may not have realised it at the time, their feelings for each other marked the beginning of the end to a stiff-upper lip approach to life.”
In the wake of Harry and Meghan’s decision to step down from the royal frontline, relations between the Cambridges and Sussexes appeared to hit an all-time low.
The co-author of the divisive new book ‘Finding Freedom’ claimed the brothers did not speak for two months, in between the Sandringham summit and Harry’s final royal engagement at the Commonwealth Day service in March.
He said: “There was a lot of hurt there that continues to this day.
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