Despite their collaborative efforts on a statue dedicated to their late mother Princess Diana, the year-long rift between Prince William and Prince Harry isn’t showing any signs of abating just yet.
Apparently, Gayle King was warranted when she branded the brothers post-Oprah interview talk as “not productive,” as yet another insider confirmed to Us Weekly on Wednesday that “The conversation Harry and William had after the big interview didn’t end well.” They added that they “haven’t seen each other for over a year,” since Harry and his wife Meghan Markle made their final public appearance in Britain last March before officially stepping down as senior royals. The source continued, “William feels that Harry has gotten too big for his boots since moving to California — that success and Hollywood have gone to his head. He’s already accused [Harry] of putting fame over family after the big interview.”
In the weeks leading up to the big unveiling of their mother’s new statue, there’s been much talk from royal insiders about how it might be just the thing to bring William and Harry back together again. However, according to Us Weekly’s source, it could also be the very thing that breaks them apart for good. Apparently, “William is insisting” on meeting with Harry before the big event, but he “is refusing to meet up” and “won’t be bossed around.” They conclude, “If Harry acts out on the day or even worse, doesn’t show up, William will never, ever forgive him.”
But while William may not be able to get his brother to chat with him, he hasn’t faced the same problem with the over 300 healthcare workers he’s personally thanked for the “fantastic job” they’ve done over the past year. The royal has made 62 phone calls in order to speak directly with frontline workers to thank them for their hard work, and has joined five regional meetings with CEOs and directors from the National Health Service to better understand what challenges they’ve faced.
During a call with Dr. Thelma Craig, a respiratory consultant at the Mater Hospital in Belfast, the Duke of Cambridge said, “I just want to say on behalf of everyone what a fantastic job you’ve done. You’ve all held it together and been absolutely wonderful people. It’s been a real team effort but we’re all very proud of you. The NHS has gone from already being much loved to probably the most admired organization around. Thank you so much for all your hard work.”
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