Those close to the Duchess of Sussex claimed she doesn’t feel responsible for the strained relationship between the brothers.
Meghan married Harry in 2018, and the couple welcomed their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the following year. However, in January 2020, the couple announced their plan to step back from their senior royal duties.
Although the decision has caused further strain to the brother’s relationship, a source told Us Weekly Meghan’s “conscience is clear,” and she believes Prince Harry and Prince William “will patch things up eventually.”
In the past, tabloids have accused Meghan of causing a feud between the brothers and creating tension within the royal family. Despite the accusations, insiders revealed, “she’s not beating herself up for things she can’t control.”
Following the Commonwealth Day service in early March, body language expert Blanca Cobb told Us Weekly that the brothers have not resolved their issues with one another. The expert shared her perspective on the rift following the brother’s brief encounter at the event.
“When you compare Harry and Meghan’s interaction with William and Kate to their interactions with the other people around them, it gives you a sense [that] something is up — we just don’t know what,” Cobb said.
“Kate had zero acknowledgment when taking her seat near Harry and Meghan. Meghan was definitely more genuine than Harry in that greeting with William and Kate. Meghan and Harry were smiling at Kate and William, but even when Kate turns around to sit down there’s absolutely no smile on her face — none. So that leads us to believe that something is going on.”
For now, the coronavirus pandemic has forced Prince Harry and Prince William to keep their distance, which means the public may not see the brothers in the same place anytime soon.