How does Prince William really feel about his brother missing Christmas?

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The bitter rift between Princes William and Harry continues as a source claims William wouldn’t be upset to not spend Christmas with his brother.

A recent ‘warm’ phone call between Prince Harry and King Charles has left many wondering if a Christmas reunion is on the cards. However, Royal insiders say although tensions may be thawing between father and son, Prince William is not ready to forgive and forget.

Could a Christmas reunion happen?

Sources have suggested Harry and Meghan would be keen to accept an invitation to spend Christmas at Sandringham this year. However, royal experts have dismissed the idea saying William is unlikely to welcome the Sussexes back into the family.

Former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond, told The Sun:

'Little Archie and Lilibet should be running around with their many cousins, pulling crackers, opening presents and understanding their place in the family, connecting with their relatives even though their lives are thousands of miles away. But that’s not going to happen.
I don’t think William will be shedding a tear over this. Deep down, I’m sure he still loves Harry, but I don’t think he can see a way out of the rift that has opened between them. I think William has closed his mind to the prospect of reconciliation with Harry, and I can’t see a time when Meghan would be welcomed back into the bosom of the family - or a time when she would ever want to be welcomed back. I doubt that William thinks about them for more than a fleeting moment - and then he probably tries to blank out those thoughts.'

However, insiders have pointed out a way Charles could see both sons over the festive period without annoying William. Charles could invite Harry and Meghan to visit him in Scotland over New Year as William and Kate would be at their Norfolk residence, Anmer Hall, during this period.

Another source corroborated this saying:

‘Christmas plans are normally nailed down by now as Sandringham isn't a particularly big place and there's not a lot of room for the entire extended family. It would be surprising for the Sussexes not to have received an invitation by now if there was going to be one. New Year in Scotland would be more likely. But as with anything to do with Harry and Meghan, let's face it, anything can happen.’

Tensions increase

Tension between the family has been high since 2020 when Harry and Meghan stepped down from royal duties. The family feuding reached a new high following the Queen’s death and the publication of Harry’s tell-all memoir, Spare. Harry and Meghan also had a docuseries on Netflix where Harry told how he had been ‘terrified’ after Prince William ‘screamed and shouted’ during the infamous Sandringham summit. He also claimed his brother attacked him on a separate occasion at Kensington Palace.

The last time the family spent Christmas together was back in 2018.

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