Why You Might Not See William And Harry Together During The Platinum Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee is already a historical event, and it will be a generation or two before another British monarch will ever come close to reigning for 70 years. But the events behind the scenes may prove to be as momentous as the ones being shown to the public. Many royals fans are hoping this will be the event that sees Prince Harry and Meghan Markle return to the good graces of his family. 

Since their withdrawal from official duties, Meghan and Harry's relationship with the royals has been on rocky ground. They made a number of public claims about palace life that reportedly infuriated many family members. Chief among them is Harry's father and brother, Prince Charles and Prince William. One palace source even told Us Weekly that Charles felt "tortured" by some of the things his younger son said and wished he were in a position to answer back. As for William, another source revealed to OK! (via Marie Claire) that "the rift...is a constant strain" that he can't shrug off.

With all the Sussexes visiting England together for the first time ever, this would seem to be the perfect opportunity for Harry to reach out to his estranged relatives. A photo-op of the queen meeting her namesake, Lilibet Diana, could go a long way toward mending fences all around. But at least one expert claims that Harry and William won't reconcile on this trip.

Are the brothers still feuding?

Despite murmurs about a brotherly reconciliation during Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, Page Six reports that Prince William and Prince Harry still have a "frosty relationship," according to unnamed palace sources. The Jubilee, they add, won't do anything to change this. The brothers and their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are scheduled to reunite just once over the long weekend: the Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral. Apart from that, the Sussexes and Cambridges will reportedly be going their separate ways. One source added, "[I]t does not look likely that Harry and Meghan and William and Kate will meet up separately during the Jubilee celebrations. There is certainly nothing in the diary at the moment."

But is this really a matter of bad blood, or bad timing?  While William might actually want to make an appearance on Saturday at the private first-birthday celebration for Lilibet, he and Kate are scheduled to be in Wales that day. And since Harry and Meghan have vowed to cater to the haters during this trip by not attracting attention to themselves, they may have agreed not to overshadow the queen's big weekend by arranging a reunion.

Or might the brothers have a secret plan? After all, if Harry could manage to see the queen on his way to the Invictus Games without the press knowing, per Cosmopolitan, it's possible that he and William might be plotting to get together, even if it's not on the royal day planner.