William ‘defending Royals after Harry and Meghan’s disrespect’ says royal expert

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Prince William is defending his view of the monarchy as he thinks Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have disrespected it, a royal expert claims.

The two brothers met at the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue yesterday, which was the first time they have been face-to-face since Prince Philip's funeral.

Speaking to True Royalty TV, Robert Lacey, who authored Battle of Brothers, said: “We were told by friends that the moment they were out of sight of the camera, they were at each other's throats.

"We are dealing with deep-seated emotions here. William is defending his view of the monarchy and the Royal Family and how he thinks it should behave and how he thinks Harry and Megan together have disrespected that.

"For Harry's part, he is defending the wife he loves against a family that he has said is even being racist in its attitude towards her. These are very deep-seated emotions, and they're not going to be papered over quickly.”

The two brothers pulled the cloth off of the statue on Thursday before fondly looking at the face of their late mum.

The statue, commissioned by William and Harry, has been placed at the Sunken Garden, one of Princess Diana's favourite places in Kensington Palace when she lived there.

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Although the historian notes that the relationship between the brothers has been rocky he believes that there are signs the pair could be mending.

"I think we can read positive vibrations into what we've just seen," the historian said.

"Obviously, it's not going to be a total reconciliation.

"I think it's first baby steps towards some sort of new arrangement in the future."

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The royal brothers made no speeches at the Kensington Garden ceremony, but later said in a joint statement: "Today, on what would have been our Mother's 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength and character – qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better.

"Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy.

"Thank you to Ian Rank-Broadley, Pip Morrison and their teams for their outstanding work, to the friends and donors who helped make this happen, and to all those around the world who keep our mother's memory alive."

  • Meghan Markle
  • Prince Harry
  • Prince Philip
  • Prince William
  • Princess Diana
  • Royal Family

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