For months now, the British tabloids have hyped the “reunion” of Prince Harry and Prince William for the statue unveiling at Kensington Palace in July. The statue is of Princess Diana, and it’s still set to be unveiled on Diana’s 60th birthday. When Prince Philip passed away, the reunion between the brothers happened sooner than the tabloids were expecting, so of course the British media made asses out of themselves, in what should absolutely be seen as a preview of what will happen if Harry returns to London in July. It’s all very stupid, especially considering Meghan’s “early summer” due date and the fact that the brothers can barely look at each other without seething. But look, we’re supposed to care that IF Harry comes to the thing, he’ll want to make a separate speech.
Princes Harry and William will give separate speeches when their mum’s statue is unveiled — highlighting their ongoing rift. Harry, 36, will stand with his brother, 39, when the Diana memorial is revealed in July. But in a sign their feud has yet to heal, there will be no joint address.
The Kensington Palace ceremony is a long-term project between the brothers, who fell out over Harry’s decision to quit as a working royal. Hopes of improved relations were raised after they chatted at Prince Philip’s funeral last month.
A source said: “They will both move heaven and earth to be there. They commissioned the statue together. It is very important for them. There is, of course, hope the memory of Diana can repair their relationship but that seems a long way off right now. 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. It is a big concern that their body language will suggest all is not well and they won’t present a united front.”
The statue will be unveiled on what would have been the 60th birthday of Princess Diana, who died in 1997. Harry’s pregnant wife Meghan, 39, is expected to stay in the US. The Queen is also unlikely to go. Another source said: “She feels this is William and Harry’s event and would not want to overshadow them.”
Is William the one going on and on about this? Or is this just the Sun making sh-t up, or making assumptions based on random courtier gossip? I can’t tell, honestly. I have no doubt that William thinks he’s “in charge” of the event and that he’s hyping this privately and making big plans. But I also think that the tabloids are simply desperate to write about Harry and Meghan in general, and find a way to “get” H&M back on British soil so they’ll have something to write about besides the Dullbridges’ promises to be keen. Anyway, I rolled my eyes so hard at “It is a big concern that their body language will suggest all is not well and they won’t present a united front.” The jig is up, sources. We know William and Harry are fighting.
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