Relations between the two brothers are said to have soured after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their decision to quit royal life. The ties between the siblings reportedly worsened further after the Sussexes gave a tell-all interview to Oprah Winfrey, in which they made several sensational allegations against the Royal Family.
While the UK public’s thoughts were with Prince Philip, who was laid to rest on 17 April, all eyes were on Prince Harry and Prince William with hopes that the two siblings will reconcile. During the funeral ceremony they did not walk alongside each other and were separated by their cousin Peter Philips.
Buckingham Palace refused to comment on the decision, with a royal spokesman saying it was made by the Queen and that the family wouldn’t be “drawn into drama”.