Prince Harry and Prince William are adding fuel to the fire that the two royals are feuding. During Sunday’s Easter church service, the 34-year-old, who attended without pregnant wife Meghan Markle, looked to be keeping his distance from his big brother.
“Watching them at the Easter service was almost like watching strangers,” body language expert Judi James told The Daily Mail.
The Duke of Sussex walked ahead of the future king and sister-in-law Kate Middleton when he arrived at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
“With Meghan about to give birth soon, Harry was by himself, but there were no signs of him joining up with William and Kate on arrival or leaving the church,” added James. “If anything, Harry appeared to avoid his brother.”
James also noted that even after William, 36, caught up with Harry, the younger prince “turned and walked away.”
She noted that Harry may have a lot on his mind with the Duchess of Sussex expected to give birth any day now, so “it would be natural for his anxiety levels to increase at a time like this. But the lack of contact with William in the public poses come at a time when you might expect the exact opposite.”
A new report in Britain’s trusted The Sunday Times is also fanning the flames of a rumored rift between the two brothers. Prince Harry’s advisers are reportedly working on a “bespoke” overseas role for the red-headed prince and his wife, which would obviously put considerable physical distance between the royals.
“Discussions are at an early stage, but the plan is to find a new way of using their soft power abilities, most likely in Africa,” an insider told the paper.
The new role would last two to three years, according to the palace insiders who spoke to the paper. A final decision reportedly will not be made until 2020.
Kensington Palace has not denied the report, but said in a statement: “Any future plans for the Duke and Duchess are speculative at this stage. No decisions have been taken about future roles. The Duke will continue to fulfill his role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.”
“It’s a bit sad, really,” one source told The Sunday Times of the chasm developing between the once tight-knit siblings. “The wives don’t get on. The brothers have fallen out.”