This Is How William And Harry's Feud Grew Bigger

Prince William and Prince Harry recently reunited at the funeral of their grandfather, Prince Philip. After the service, the brothers were seen walking together, along with Kate Middeton, and it appeared as though they were making an effort to heal their relationship. However, family friend and ITV News journalist Tom Bradby says that William and Harry are far from reconciliation, as reported by US Weekly.

"It used to be quite a straightforward thing, right, because they weren't arguing and life was simple," Bradby told The Times on Saturday, May 8. "And then it just slowly descended into something that was difficult — personally and publicly — really over the past year and a half."

The timeline revealed by Bradby coincides with Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to step down from royal life, which was officially announced in March 2020 (per People). The couple moved to California that same month and bought a home in Santa Barbara.

William and Harry hadn't seen each other for a year when the Oprah interview aired

Prince Philip's funeral marked the first time William and Harry saw each other in person since Harry left royal life and relocated to California (via LA Times).

The brothers' fractured relationship made headlines after Harry and Meghan's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey aired in March. "As I said before, I love William to bits," Harry told Oprah when she asked about the current status of his relationship with his brother (via Harper's Bazaar). "We've been through hell together and we have a shared experience, but we are on different paths."

Harry also stated that William and their father Prince Charles are "trapped" in royal life due to their places in the line of succession. However a source told US Weekly that Harry's assessment of how William feels about his role is inaccurate.

"William accepts that being in the spotlight is part of the job, and is fine with it. He takes his future role as King seriously and sees it as a great honor and privilege to be in his position," the source told the outlet. "The Monarchy and his family will always come first."

US Weekly also noted that their source said William hopes to bring about change and "modernize some aspects" of the monarchy when he becomes king.