Prince William and Prince Harry are heading into another deep freeze in 2021, a royal observer predicts — this time over their late mother, Diana.
Harry’s decision to post a boyhood picture of himself with Diana on Archewell, the new website for the nonprofit he founded with wife Meghan Markle, is sure to upset William, the Sun reported, citing expert Phil Dampier.
On top of that, Harry opens a short note to 2021 with “I am my mother’s son,” which William will think exploits Diana, Dampier told The Mail.
“I think William will be slightly worried if Harry uses Diana for any of his charitable or commercial ventures without consulting him, and I don’t think he would be happy if Harry appears to be exploiting his mother’s iconic status,” he said.
“It’s also very significant that Harry called himself his ‘mother’s son’ but has made no mention of Prince Charles. William is very much following now in his father’s footsteps with his environmental and conservation work.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex unveiled Archewell on New Year’s Eve, not quite a year after they ditched the royal family. Meghan also shared a childhood photo of her and her mom, Doria Ragland; she’s estranged from her father, Thomas Markle.
Still, the brothers will be cordial to each other when they unveil a Diana statue at Kensington Palace this summer, Dampier told The Sun earlier.
“I think they will put on a united front for the unveiling of Diana’s statue and I’m sure they will put on a united front for the birthday celebrations,” he said, “but behind the scenes I think there’s going to be a lot of tension.”