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Kate and Prince William have “closed their minds” to the possibility of fixing their reported rift with Sussexes soon, according to a royal expert.
So far this year the Prince and Princess of Wales have only reunited with Prince Harry once – at King Charles’ coronation, which he attended solo before returning to his and Meghan’s Santa Barbara home. The Waleses and Sussexes have been surrounded by reports of a “rift” for quite some time and the release of Prince Harry’s Spare memoir sparked further speculation. However, it’s been suggested by former royal correspondent Jennie Bond that Kate and Prince William have “closed their minds” to the possibility of healing things in the “foreseeable future”.
Getting candid with OK!, Jennie expressed her belief that the future Queen Consort initially thought the rift could be “fixed” but that, sadly, “it didn’t work”, despite her reported efforts.
“When you come from a happy, united family – as Catherine does – it’s incredibly hard to understand how people can become estranged,” the expert claimed. I think she believed the rift could be fixed and, after Prince Philip’s funeral, we saw her talking with Harry and obviously encouraging William to do the same. But we now know that it didn’t work.”