In a surprising turn of events, the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, is rumored to reach out to his estranged brother, Prince William, on the occasion of the latter’s 41st birthday. Grant Harrold, a former royal butler with seven years of experience serving the Royal Family, speculates that the siblings may attempt to mend their strained relationship as Prince William prepares to celebrate his special day.
Once inseparable, Harry and William’s bond deteriorated following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step back from their roles as senior working royals in 2020. This physical separation was amplified as Harry relocated with his family to Montecito, California, while the Waleses established their residence in Windsor, England.
Tensions between the brothers escalated further with the release of Harry’s bestselling memoir, “Spare,” which unveiled a series of allegations and claims against members of the Royal Family. The explosive interview conducted by the Sussexes with renowned US TV host Oprah Winfrey only added fuel to the fire.
Insiders quoted in the Telegraph have gone as far as stating that the relationship between Prince Harry and Prince William has hit rock bottom, emphasizing that the two have not spoken for months. However, despite this grim portrayal, Mr. Harrold maintains his belief that Harry will extend a gesture of goodwill to his older brother this week.
During an interview with Slingo, Mr. Harrold expressed his conviction, saying, “When families fall out, you still fix it. Hand on heart, I still believe that Harry will reach out to William for his birthday. I think he will reach out to him, definitely, and I think they will still reach out to each other on their birthdays.”
Regarding the nature of their communication, Mr. Harrold remained cautiously optimistic. He pondered whether there would be a card exchanged between the brothers and left the possibility of a gift uncertain. He also speculated on whether Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, would send flowers to Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, on her birthday, and vice versa, indicating his hopes for amicable exchanges between the couples.
Mr. Harrold reminded us of the alleged secret meeting between Harry and William during the Coronation, suggesting that the brothers might already be in contact, working behind the scenes to reconcile their differences. He concluded with a hopeful sentiment, stating, “So I’d like to think that they remember each other’s birthdays.”
As the Duke of Sussex prepares to extend this potential olive branch, the world eagerly awaits news of any breakthrough in their fractured relationship. Will this birthday be a catalyst for healing the wounds between the once-inseparable brothers? Only time will tell if their shared history and familial bond will overcome the recent challenges that have strained their relationship.