The brothers still barely speak and their rift will “take time to heal,” said Omid Scobie, one of the authors of “Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family,” The Sun reported.
“I think the distance between the brothers grew wider and wider,” Scobie said in an interview on “True Royalty TV” that aired Sunday.
“That’s really going to take some time to heal,” Scobie said, according to The Sun.
Future king William was apparently furious that Harry and wife Meghan Markle in January decided to reveal a road map for how they planned to step back from the royal family and become financially independent.
“The statements weren’t discussed internally. That’s really what caused the most amount of hurt to William, because he wears two hats,” Scobie said.
“He’s not just the brother, he’s also future king and he felt that damaged the reputation of the family.”
The royal expert added: “That it put family business out into the public domain when it should’ve been discussed privately and there was a lot of hurt there that continues to this day.”
There also wasn’t much of an effort made to get Harry and Meghan to stay, Scobie said.
He claimed the institution would “stop at nothing to make Meghan’s life difficult,” citing a fight over the Duchess’ wedding tiara.
The tiff prompted Harry to call his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, to complain about one of her assistants who apparently wasn’t being accommodating enough to his future bride.
“Harry had to intervene,” Scobie claimed. “He called his grandmother and said, ‘I don’t know what the hell is going on. This woman needs to make this work for my future wife.’”