Despite speculations of a widening gap between Prince Harry and Prince William, there are indications that Harry’s bond with Kate Middleton may not be as strained. The Duke of Sussex’s departure from his royal responsibilities and the subsequent release of his tell-all memoir “Spare,” which contains startling revelations about his brother, have reportedly exacerbated the royal family’s tensions.
However, some are hopeful that Kate Middleton might act as a bridge in the frayed relationship. A body language expert suggests that Prince Harry’s demeanor softened when discussing Kate during an interview with journalist Tom Bradby. While discussing his book, Harry expressed complex emotions towards his family. Judi James, the body language expert, observed a stark difference in Harry’s expressions when he mentioned Kate, compared to when he spoke of other royal family members.
Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, is perceived as a potential mediator due to her past efforts to reconcile Harry and William. Harry has even referred to Kate affectionately as the sister he never had, which fuels hopes that she might help mend the brothers’ bond.
However, views from within the royal circle suggest a more complicated picture. Insiders claim that Kate herself feels wounded by Harry’s public claims and might be reluctant to intervene again.
Jennie Bond, a former BBC Royal correspondent, reflects on this sentiment, citing Kate’s past role as peacemaker and her subsequent withdrawal due to feeling hurt and offended by the ongoing situation. According to Bond, both William and Kate are focusing on their own family and work, and an olive branch from either side seems unlikely in the near future.