Prince William and Prince Harry have had their fair share of ups and downs through the years, but it hasn’t always been as tense between the brothers as it is in 2021.
After the death of Princess Diana, William and Harry were respectively 15 and 12 years old. The younger prince previously thanked his big brother for helping through the difficult time in his life.
“I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions.… The experience I have had is that once you start talking about it, you realize that actually you’re part of quite a big club,” Harry told The Telegraph2017. “My brother, you know, bless him, he was a huge support to me. He kept saying, ‘This is not right, this is not normal, you need to talk to [someone] about stuff, it’s OK.’”
The following year, William noted during a 2018 engagement, “Losing our mother at a young age has kind of helped us sort of travel through that difficult patch together. When you’re like-minded, you go through similar things. It’s a bond and it’s something that, you know, you’ve tackled it together and come out the other side better for it.”
Over the years, the brothers put on a united front, serving as each other’s best men in their respective weddings and forming a joint charity with spouses Duchess Kate Meghan Markle. By October 2019, however, Harry confirmed that the siblings were on “different paths” after he and Meghan split their charity from William and Kate.
In 2020, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex decided to quit working. Queen Elizabeth II He was then relocated to California. After not returning to London for more that a year during the coronavirus epidemic, Harry and Meghan made headlines with a CBS interview about their family, including William’s status.
“As I said before, I love William to bits. We’ve been through hell together and we have a shared experience, but we are on different paths,” he said in March 2021. “The relationship is space at the moment and time heals all things, hopefully.”
After a brief reunion at Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021, the brothers will see each other at the unveiling of a statue for Diana in July 2021. Scroll down to relive some of Prince William and Prince Harry’s sweetest moments together: