It’s a tale of two brothers.
Royal expert Sarah Hewson claimed Monday that Prince William has “no plans” to see younger brother Prince Harry — except for when they both attend the next family funeral.
“We have only seen Harry return for big family occasions — he came with Meghan for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, he came back for Prince Philip’s funeral, then for his grandmother’s funeral. And then of course for his father’s coronation, which albeit was a very fleeting visit,” Hewson told Fabulous, via the Sun.
“But we don’t have any of those big family or state occasions on the horizon,” she continued. “I can’t think of any upcoming royal marriages, christenings, in the diary which would bring Harry back.”
Hewson relayed to the outlet that neither Harry, 39, nor his wife Meghan Markle, 42, would be attending the royal family’s get-together at Sandringham over Christmas, citing that any appearance by the duo would be “very awkward.”
“It’s very difficult to see any other occasion, other than perhaps a family funeral, where the brothers would be in the same place together,” said Hewson.Royal expert Sarah Hewson claimed Monday that Prince William has “no plans” to see Prince Harry, except for when they both attend a family funeral. Mark Kerrison/In Pictures via Getty Images In the book, set to hit shelves on Tuesday, Scobie, 42, says that William “prioritized his loyalty to the monarchy” and leaked false stories about his brother and sister-in-law to the press. Chris Jackson/Getty Images
The Post reached out to Harry and Kensington Palace for comment.
According to Hewson, the permanent estrangement comes after Omid Scobie, author of the anticipated book “Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival,” claimed that William, 41, attempted to undermine Harry and Meghan.
In the book, set to hit shelves Tuesday, Scobie, 42, says that William “prioritized his loyalty to the monarchy” and leaked false stories about his brother and sister-in-law to the press.Omid Scobie, author of “Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival,” claimed that William attempted to undermine Harry and Meghan. ANL/Shutterstock Hewson said that neither Harry nor Meghan would attendithe royal family’s get-together at Sandringham over Christmas. Sarah Hewson/Instagram
Friends of the Prince and Princess of Wales slammed the “outrageous suggestions.”
Despite his still very frosty relationship with William, Harry has begun to seemingly thaw his relationship with his father, King Charles III, after sharing a “polite and warm” phone call on the monarch’s 75th birthday.
Hewson, and other royal commentators, still believe that full reconciliation with the Windsors is far off.Friends of the Prince and Princess of Wales slammed “outrageous suggestions.” Samir Hussein/WireImage Scobie, who has been a long-time friend to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, also revealed that King Charles once mocked his son after he and Markle released their Netflix series “Harry and Meghan.” Tim Rooke – Pool/Getty Images
“The difficulty with this situation is that private conversations are regularly becoming public,” she said. “Even the birthday phone call, we had the details that it was a warm conversation, that Meghan also spoke to her father-in-law, and that Archie and Lily recorded a special rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ for their grandfather,” she said.
“The fact that those private conversations do end up in the public domain is a problem, because if you are going to start rebuilding a relationship, the trust needs to be there. We once had hope for William and Harry when, after the death of Prince Philip, Kate tried to instigate a conversation between them,” Hewson added.“Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival” is set to hit bookshelves Tuesday.
“[The Netflix series] took the wind out of everyone’s sails,” an unidentified royal aide told Scobie. “[Charles] went from not wanting anyone to talk about his son to openly criticizing ‘that fool.’
“At the palace, heads were in hands and migraines were brewing,” added Scobie.
Scobie’s book also claimed William and Kate Middleton found the portrayal of Harry and Meghan in the raunchy TV show “South Park” to be “hilarious.”
Additionally, the book paints Charles as a “pampered” figurehead who reportedly requires 1,000-thread-count bedsheets when he travels, as well as someone to tie his shoes for him.
While not nearly as damning as other allegations, Scobie writes that both Kate and Meghan were encouraged by palace staffers to dress like the late Princess Diana.
“While finding a trend untouched by Diana’s iconic style is almost impossible, the huge amount of effort that goes into channeling her exact look sometimes goes beyond the pale,” Scobie wrote.
“During the past 13 years, Diana cosplay has become a royal staple,” he added.
The author — who has been called “Meghan’s mouthpiece” by several pro-monarchy supporters — said that the choice to dress the “Suits” alum and the Princess of Wales was “always discussed with [William or Harry].”
“At the right moment this can be a sweet gesture,” an unidentified royal insider told Scobie of the directive to reproduce Diana’s fashion. “But there is also a slightly queasy feeling when you realize it’s often orchestrated within the same system that contributed to her living misery, and an institution that still wants some of Diana’s shine to rub off on them.”