Prince Harry and William’s relationship and reunion are at risk due to Harry’s recent comments on a U.S. podcast.
Harry recently got on a podcast saying he wanted his family to break the cycle of “pain” of royal life and he had debated going since his “early 20s”.
Harry said he believed his father Charles “suffered” because of his upbringing by the Queen and Prince Philip – and believed he was passing on “genetic pain”.
Harry added, “I don’t think we should point the finger or blame anyone, but certainly when it comes to parents if I’ve experienced any form of pain or suffering due to the pain or suffering that my father may or may not have my father parents suffered, I will see to it that I break this cycle so that I do not pass it on. “
The brothers both fought with Prince Charles after Diana’s death, but William is said to have spent the past few years mending his relationship with his father.
A royal source told this Daily mail : “Prince William is of course saddened by recent developments because Prince Harry brings so deep personal pain into the public eye and invades family privacy.
“It is fair to say that William continues to have private conversations about his relationship with his father, which was strained in the past.
“There were serious injuries after his mother’s death and both brothers found it difficult at times to understand their father’s commitment to his work.”
The source added that Charles and William now have “a lot of mutual respect” and the Duke of Cambridge “would never for a moment understand how to speak publicly as Harry did last week”.
They added that William “had lessons from his upbringing” and intended to put his family first, but also that developing a relationship with his father was “critical” to the future of the monarchy.
Another royal insider reportedly said Harry’s claims would heighten tensions with his brother and were in breach of an agreement after the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death.