The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge apparently won't be visiting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they are set to embark on their first U.S tour in eight years, according to an expert.
Since their controversial exit from senior royal titles back in 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's relationships with other Royal Family members have been escalating. The tension went from bad to worse following Prince Harry's interview with Oprah, in which he candidly opened up about his mental struggles as a royal and gave the audience a shocking look at the apparently picture-perfect life at the palace.
The family issues of the Duke of Sussex have remained unsolved so far, with Prince Harry's family reportedly staying out of the limelight and away from their senior royal relatives during their trip back to the U.K for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Shortly after they returned to the U.S, Express notes that Prince William and Kate Middleton are set to embark on a royal tour to the U.S. However, it appears that Wiliam has no plans to see his brother any time soon because of a faintly aloof reason.
Prince William will have 'no private time for visits'
According to Cosmopolitan, visiting his brother's family in Santa Barbara is not part of Prince William's itinerary as the Duke of Cambridge and his wife are heading to the U.S on a working trip. Vanity Fair adds that William and Kate are preparing for their first royal tour of the U.S in eight years to host the second Earthshot Prize Awards ceremony, an annual prize held by the Royal Foundation and awarded to five prominent environmentalists who have great contributions to climate change issues.
While royal watchers might view his trip as a perfect time for a brotherly brooding opportunity, royal expert Neil Sean told the Express that Prince William and his wife have a 'packed schedule' and therefore, cannot pay Prince Harry a visit. He said:
'It would be an ideal situation to take the time out to meet. When you think about it, both in the same country and away from prying eyes because it's a little bit easier to get away from the media over there because it's such a vast place. You can arrange to meet anywhere but sadly that will not be possible.'
The purported reason, as explained by Neil Sean, was 'very nice and regally put'. However, it seems that the 'packed schedule' is just the tip of the iceberg that is melting away in no time.
Back in October, royal author Phil Dampier told The Sun that it's unlikely the Cambridges will reunite with their brother's family due to security concerns. He said:
'If they stayed with Harry, it would turn into a circus and also be a security nightmare, taking attention away from the green cause, so I expect William and Kate to concentrate on their efforts and not meet up with them.'
The bad blood between Harry and William is still present
Express notes that the other possible reason for Prince William's reported refusal to visit his brother is because he's still in a towering rage about the Oprah interview. Royal expert Neil Sean added:
'[The brothers not meeting] all [centers] upon the fact that William is finding it very hard to move on from all those allegations that Harry put out about him and his family via Oprah.'
Prince William's upcoming U.S tour would not be the first time that the two brothers passed over a rare opportunity to show the public they are still on good terms. Just earlier in June, William reportedly turned a blind eye to his own brother during the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, as noted by Express. Royal expert Russell Myers told Sunrise, revealing the ongoing tension between the brothers:
'It was very, very frosty inside the church. You could cut the atmosphere with a knife. The brothers didn't lock eyes or make eye contact at all. Harry was craning his neck to look at William and William didn't look back at him. I think there's still a lot of bad atmosphere going on and there needs to be a bit more water under the bridge until those brothers come back together.'
Later, in one of the Queen's celebration events, Prince Harry and his family were spotted sitting in 'regular' seats, which revealed their change in status. Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were filling the front-row chairs, which are only reserved for royal working seniors.
The moral of the story? Never wash your dirty linen in public, especially if you have a royal relative who will be King of England one day.