Prince William got back into uniform this week to celebrate a major milestone for the Royal Australian Air Force.
On Wednesday, the royal donned his old uniform from his days as a helicopter pilot in the Royal Air Force to record a video message for the 100th anniversary of the RAAF. “Over the last 12 months, Australia has faced the challenges of terrible bushfires and a global pandemic,” he said. “The Royal Australian Air Force has once again shown its ability to respond quickly to supporting Australians in need.” He went on to thank them for their “outstanding reputation for resilience, innovation and dedication to duty,” noting the “special bond” between the RAAF and the U.K.’s Royal Air Force. He concluded, “While your second century will be very different to the first, I am sure that future generations of servicemen and women will carry forward the proud legacy established by hard working and courageous Australians during the first 100 years of The Royal Australian Air Force.”
We’ve received a special message from London.
His Royal Highness, Prince William the Duke of Cambridge has sent us this video to recognise our Centenary and 100 years of service to Australia.#ThenNowAlways #AirForce100 #AusAirForce pic.twitter.com/Y9hLup8WHr
— Royal Australian Air Force (@AusAirForce) March 31, 2021
But while his message to the RAAF was all royal business as usual, the Duke of Cambridge’s personal relationships are reportedly still very much on the rocks. A source told Us Weekly that things are still tense between him and Prince Harry after his brother shared their private conversation with Gayle King, who labeled the talks “not productive.” “William was left reeling. He says it was a cheap shot to leak details of their private call and that he twisted the truth,” they said. He “now feels uncomfortable” talking to Harry on the phone as he thinks that “He’s putting himself at risk of the same thing happening again.”
And it’s apparently not just William who is struggling to repair his broken relationship with Harry after the bombshell Oprah interview, but the entire royal family. The source explained, “The problem with Harry is that he’s hooked on being right and regardless of saying he wants to move on from this, he won’t back down until he gets some form of apology from his family.”
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