One drink and gone: Harry is said to have left quickly

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In front of the cameras, everything actually looked quite harmonious. Princes Harry and William appeared side by side, talked and even joked a bit with each other. But a real rapprochement between the two is said not to have occurred during the unveiling of a statue in honor of their mother Diana.

That was apparently then but a short visit: after the unveiling of a statue in honor of his late mother Diana (1961 – 1997) on Thursday, Prince Harry apparently stayed only about 20 minutes and a short drink at the side of his brother William. At least, that’s what British media report with reference to insiders.

Harry had already left the champagne reception in the pavilion of Kensington Palace at 15.05 o’clock, writes among other things the “Daily Mail”. Thereby he had arrived at all only at 13.32 o’clock.

Even before the actual ceremony there was only a short, about ten-minute chat with his brother. While the siblings presented themselves to the public as a unit and laughed and joked together in front of the cameras, behind the facade a tense relationship is said to have been further not to be overlooked. Moreover, when Harry arrived for the ceremony, it was not his brother who received him, but “only” the press officer of Kensington Palace.

Love, strength, character

William and Harry had met in person for the first time in weeks on the occasion of the unveiling of the statue on their mother’s 60th birthday. A joint statement from the brothers said, “Today, on the day our mother would have turned 60, we remember her love, strength and character.”

They said Diana used these qualities for good in the world, changing countless lives for the better. “Every day we wish she were still with us,” the royal brothers added. The statue, they said, is forever a symbol of their mother’s life and legacy.

Eagerly awaited
The clash of the two brothers had been eagerly awaited, as the relationship, among other things, since the much-discussed Oprah Winfrey interview continues to be considered tense. In the interview, Harry accused the royal family of racism and described himself – and his brother – as prisoners of the monarchy.

Previously, there had already been tensions in the British royal family, as Harry and his wife, Duchess Meghan, had resigned from their royal duties and moved to the United States. According to British media reports, the brothers’ joint preparations for the current ceremony in honor of their mother were limited to a “minimal exchange of text messages.”

 

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