Prince Harry seeing William ‘would be possible they wanted it enough – the rift is too deep’
Prince Harry has returned to the UK where a meeting with his older brother Prince William "would be possible" if either of them wanted to make it happen, a royal expert said.
The Duke of Sussex returned to the UK from his Montecito home in California where he now resides with his wife Meghan Markle and their children, to attend The WellChild Awards event on Thursday, 7 September.
He has been a Patron of the national charity for sick children, WellChild for the past 15 years and will present the Award for Inspirational Child and deliver a speech.
While the Duke's trip is expected to be a "brief visit", royal expert Jennie Bond said it seems their "feelings are still too raw and the rift too deep" on either side for Harry, William and King Charles to meet up, despite it being "possible".
Speaking exclusively to OK! the journalist and TV presenter said: "To me, it seems absolutely bonkers that you would come over from California and not see your brother and father for even the briefest of meetings.
"But it seems that they, and we, have now got used to the idea that Harry will come and go to the UK without troubling to have any family meetings".
Continuing she said: "King Charles will be in Scotland and Prince William is due to be in Wales for the anniversary of the late Queen’s death. Even so, a meeting would obviously have been possible, if the will on either side had been there.
"But it seems that feelings are still too raw and the rift too deep. The danger is that this becomes a normal state of affairs for them".
It comes after tensions have noticeably grown between the Royal Family and Harry within the space of a year after his explosive memoir Spare was released in January.
Harry and Meghan made a TV appearance during the tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview along with the Netflix docu-series that was released last year.
The couple made a modest appearance for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and funeral last year, but the duke attended his father's Coronation solo earlier this year and since, they have both been noticeably distant from the Royal Family.
Talking further about Harry's visit to the UK, Jennie said: "The WellChild Awards is an event extremely close to his heart, he has been a patron for 15 years and never misses the ceremony if he can help it.
"Last year he had to cancel because the Queen died and this year it will bring him to London on the eve of the anniversary of her death.
"Presumably, he will still be in London on the very morning of the anniversary."
As Harry no longer has Frogmore Cottage as an option to stay during his "brief" UK visit Jennie said he might have "stayed with friends or at Soho house".
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