Biographer James Patterson claimed Princess Diana “would have understood Prince William’s path” within the royal family, while “sympathizing” with Prince Harry. The Duke of Cambridge, 40, and the Duke of Sussex, 37, have not spoken face to face since the unveiling of a statue of their late mother last summer.
Royal experts have said it is unlikely that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, 41, will meet William and his wife Kate Middleton, 40, when they return to the United Kingdom next September.
Patterson, who recently wrote “Diana, William and Harry,” has influenced how the late Princess of Wales feels about the current state of her children’s relationship.
“I think she would have totally understood, totally understood what Harry did, but I think she would have also understood Will’s path. She was that kind of person,” he told Entertainment Tonight.
Doing duty to the family
The comments come after the Princes’ former private secretary claimed the Duke of Cambridge “made a conscious decision” to put his duty before the family after Megasette.
Patterson also confirmed that Princess Diana “wasn’t too critical” and said she hoped the brothers would mend their relationship in the future, “I’d be surprised if they don’t get close again at some point.”
A few days ago, biographer Angela Levine confirmed that Prince William would want to avoid Prince Harry until he had the chance to read his younger brother’s memoirs.
Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told FEMAIL that the gap between Cambridge and Sussex was “very deep”, meaning that a reunion between UK couples “probably won’t happen” in the near future.