Prince William has avoided a meeting with Prince Harry due to concerns about stories “getting leaked”, a royal author has claimed.
Royal author Angela Levin joined Stephen Dixon and Ellie Costello on GB News to discuss the Duke of Sussex’s whirlwind UK trip that followed shortly after King Charles’s cancer diagnosis.
Despite Harry being in the country, he made no effort to meet his brother as tensions between the pair remain rife.
Levin told GB News that William has “stopped everything to do with Harry”.
Angela Levin says William wants nothing to do with his brother
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“He knows that he will use conversations to get more publicity”, she said.
“He would also use it to be able to sell anything that William said to him and make money that way with Netflix.
Angela Levin joins Stephen Dixon and Ellie Costello
Tensions between Harry and William are rife
“Harry’s behaviour is beyond imagination. If your father is ill or someone you care about is ill, you try and make it something they would want.
“You would say, ‘I would love to come, tell me when it suits you’.”
Despite Levin’s sentiments, it has been suggested by a Palace source that Harry’s brief meeting with his father was “cause for optimism” amid hopes that tensions between the pair can be thawed.
His relationship with his brother, however, appears more distant as Charles’s illness failed to bring the pair together.
Since stepping down as working royals in 2020 and moving to California with their family, the Sussexes have aired allegations and grievances against the monarchy and members of Harry’s family.
The breakdown in the brothers’ bond can be traced back to the early period of Harry’s relationship with wife Meghan, when his then-fiancee had a falling out with the Princess of Wales in the run-up to the Sussexes’ wedding.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan described how Kate made her cry ahead of her wedding – the opposite of reports circulating ahead of the Sussexes’ nuptials that Meghan left Kate in tears at Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting.
An account in Harry’s candid autobiography Spare caused friction between the siblings, when he accused William of physically attacking him and pushing him into a dog bowl in a row over Meghan, and teasing him about his panic attacks.
It is likely William will have taken Harry’s disparaging accusations about Kate closer to heart than any criticism of himself, as he is protective of his family.
But it appears the rift will not be healed in the immediate future, with Harry likely to have spent time with his cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, who have remained in contact.