Prince William and Prince Harry are insisting on delivering separate speeches at the unveiling of a statue of their mother Princess Diana, thereby sparking concerns that it will appear they’re not putting on a united front, a source said.
The Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex, who have been feuding for more than seventeen months, were expected to put their differences aside when they come together in July on what was supposed to be the 60th birthday of their mother.
A source told The Sun, “The brothers will be physically together for the ceremony but want to make their own personal addresses.
“You might have thought they’d go for a joint statement and speech but that’s not the case. Each has insisted on preparing their own.”
The decision by the royal brothers to present separate speeches has now raised concerns that doing so will seem as if they could not resolve their differences.
The source added, “It is a big concern that their body language will suggest all is not well and they won’t present a united front.”
Tom Bradby, the ITV journalist who has been friends with Prince William and Prince Harry acknowledged on Saturday that the brothers’ relationship has been difficult.
Bradby told the London Times, “It used to be quite a straightforward thing, right, because they weren’t arguing and life was simple. And then it just slowly descended into something that was difficult personally and publicly really over the past year and a half.”