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Duke of Cambridge: “I’ve put my arm around my brother all our lives and I can’t do that any more”

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The Duke of Cambridge has spoken about his sadness at the recent announcement from his brother, Harry and sister-in-law, Meghan, as well as his relationship with his younger brother being at a low point.

Speaking to a friend and revealed in The Times, the Duke of Cambridge said, “I’ve put my arm around my brother all our lives and I can’t do that any more; we’re separate entities.”

Prince William hopes that his relationship with Harry will get better and that they will once again be on the same page.

“I’m sad about that. All we can do, and all I can do, is try and support them and hope that the time comes when we’re all singing from the same page. I want everyone to play on the team,” he also said.

Princes William and Harry had long been close since the death of their beloved mother, Diana, Princess of Wales in a Paris car crash in 1997.

William is set to see his brother on Monday when they meet The Queen and Prince of Wales for a crisis meeting Her Majesty called at Sandringham to discuss the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s future in the Royal Family.

Meghan is expected to dial-in to the meeting from Canada.

The meeting will mark the first time that Prince Harry has spoken to his family face-to-face since making the shock announcement on Wednesday that he and his wife would be stepping down as senior royals.

The Queen has stressed her desire to find a workable solution within days and not weeks after the Sussexes took the world by surprise with their announcement earlier this past week.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.