The brothers, who are at the centre of an ongoing rift, have reportedly only communicated by text since Prince Philip’s funeral in April. Their tense relationship is said to remain “very much strained” with “no reconciliation”. It has been claimed the brothers are not making phone calls to one another and are only communicating via text.
But they will reportedly leave Kensington Palace together to walk to the statue “out of respect for their mum”.
A source told The Sun: “Harry and William have only communicated by text since the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.
“There have not been any personal chats or proper talks, just a very brief and minimal exchange of text messages.
“The relationship is still very much strained and there’s no sign yet that there will be any sort of coming together any time soon.”
A source close to the statue planning committee added: “The boys will walk out together out of respect for their mum but there’s been no reconciliation.”
The statue unveiling is taking place in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on July 1 – which would have been Diana’s 60th birthday.
Harry is expected to travel back from California for the second time since Megxit for the event.
It comes as a new book by respected royal biographer Robert Lacey has claimed the rift between the brothers exploded in October 2018 when William heard of bullying allegations made by royal staff against Meghan Markle, which she has denied.
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Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “There’s no question that it’s this expertise that they’ve acquired that keeps the Royal Family in its present condition.
“Remember they lost three senior working royals, which was a big blow.
“The way William and Kate carry out their duties is absolute perfection.
“The royal tour when they took the train to parts of the country to thank people for their contribution to the pandemic was great.”
7.45am update: Charles to deny Archie royal title when King – source
Prince Charles will “never” let his grandson Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor be a Prince, a royal source has claimed.
The heir to the throne has made it clear Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son will have no place among frontline royals as part of his plans to slim down the monarchy, The Mail on Sunday reported.
The decision would mean the 2-year-old, who is currently seventh in line to the throne, would not become a Prince when Charles is King.
The source revealed to The Mail: “Harry and Meghan were told Archie would never be a Prince, even when Charles became King.”