According to a royal analyst, Princes William, and Harry were “never great friends” since they had a considerable “rivalry” before they became estranged.
Harry recounted how their fraternal bond fell apart in his autobiography Spare, accusing William and his wife Princess Kate of being unwelcoming to his then-girlfriend Meghan Markle.
He further claimed that an encounter between him and William turned physical in 2019, leaving Harry with apparent injuries.
“[The press] painted this lovely picture that they were great friends, but they weren’t,” Ingrid Seward, Editor in Chief of Majesty Magazine, tells True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat.
“There was always a huge rivalry between them. They were never really great friends and I can’t see [them coming back together] until maybe many, many years in the future.
“If disaster struck one or other of them, that would bring them together. But I cannot see it happening [otherwise].”
Since the release of Spare and the termination of their £15 million deal with Spotify, many people have speculated on what Harry and Meghan should do next.
According to an expert, the Duke’s new path away from “knocking the Royal Family” will bring out the “best” in him.
The documentary Heart of Invictus, directed by Archewell, is set to be released on Netflix later this month, and Harry is expected to travel to Africa for another project.
“It’s like a triangle – the Harry brand, the Meghan brand, and their co-branding strategy, which is supposedly Archewell Productions, and how all of those are going to fit together,” said Pauline Maclaran, professor of marketing and consumer research at Royal Holloway University in London.
“Public perceptions are really not clear about this at all. A way forward for Harry would be focusing on the Invictus side of things – humanitarian work in effect, which Princess Diana was so successful with.”
She added: “That would be a very consistent image for him to have and one that gives value so people can relate to that.
“That is the best of Harry and if he goes back to that, he is likely to have some success.”
The professor also claimed that Meghan could relaunch The Tig, her popular lifestyle site that she shut down after marrying into the Royal Family.