Princess Diana would have been devastated at her sons’ rift, royal writer claims

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Princess Diana along with her sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, attend the VJ Day 50th anniversary celebrations in London in 1995. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Princess Diana along with her sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, attend the VJ Day 50th anniversary celebrations in London in 1995. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

All she ever wanted for her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, was happiness and to be there for each other always.

But while it may have been like that for a while, that’s hardly the case now – and according to royal biographer Andrew Morton, the People’s Princess would be “very hurt” by the brothers’ current rift.

“There’s no question she would have been heartbroken by it,” the veteran writer, who worked with Diana on her 1992 biography, Diana: Her True Story, said on the UK talk show Loose Women.

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Andrew Morton, who wrote Diana's biography (with her co-operation) in 1992, says she'd be devastated by her sons' rift if she were alive today. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

He believes she would have known just how to repair things.

“Knowing their personalities intimately, as a mother would do, she would be working out, perhaps with Prince Charles by her side, a way to reconcile them.”

The brothers have been on non-speaking terms after a series of fallouts brought on by Harry’s relationship and subsequent marriage to American actress Meghan Markle as well as his recent public attacks on the monarchy, which have left William devastated.

Morton says Diana saw Harry (36) as being a close confidante to William (39) especially in his future role as king of England.

'Diana said to me quite clearly on several occasions that she saw Harry as the wingman for William in what ultimately would be a very solitary, sombre job as future king.'
Andrew Morton

But one could say she’s providing some sort of opportunity for the two to patch things up when they reunite for the first time at the unveiling of a new statue of their mother on Thursday.

Harry and William will lead the ceremony at Diana’s former home of Kensington Palace on 1 July to commemorate what would’ve been her 60th birthday.

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Prince Charles is believed not to be attending the unveiling of his late wife's statue on London on 1 July as it would bring back too many hurtful memories. (PHOTO: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

It’s believed their father, Prince Charles (72), will not attend as it would be “too difficult” for him, according to an insider.

“These moments have the potential to resurface old wounds, and it brings back memories for him; happy, sad, regretful,” the source told the UK Times. 

“Since Diana’s death, he has felt it’s best to keep those memories to himself and leave his sons to it.”


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