Only the Queen can 'fix' the devastating impact of Prince Harry and Prince William's 'rift', royal expert claims

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018
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Prince William reportedly doesn’t “trust” Prince Harry any longer amid "rift" rumours as a royal expert has suggested the Queen is the “only person” who could help bring about a potential reconciliation.

Prince William is said to be “worried” that conversations with Prince Harry could end up in the press, as it's claimed he doesn't "trust" his brother anymore. Now a royal expert has suggested that their grandmother the Queen might be the "only person" who could help Harry “see sense”. Rumours of tension between William and Harry, who is sixth in line to the throne (opens in new tab), have reignited in recent months in the aftermath of the Sussexes' Oprah interview. 

Earlier this year the brothers came together at Prince Philip’s funeral (opens in new tab), as Harry returned to the UK from his new LA home (opens in new tab)This emotional occasion marked the first time he and William had seen each other in-person since the shocking CBS special aired. 

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Peter Phillips walk behind Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's coffin, carried by a Land rover hearse, in a procession during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Just days after the poignant funeral service, reports claimed that the Royal Family were warned to suspend talks (opens in new tab) with Prince Harry and Meghan. This came after stories surfaced about Prince Harry’s secret meetings with the Queen (opens in new tab) and how he broke the ice with William (opens in new tab), shortly after Harry touched down in America, leading to allegations that The Firm (opens in new tab) were wary of future chats becoming public.

Now royal correspondent and author Phil Dampier has expressed his opinion on True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat that William doesn’t “trust” his brother any longer. 

According to The Mirror, Phil told the weekly programme: “I don’t think William trusts Harry anymore and he is always worried that anything he says will end up in the press in two or three days’ time.

“That’s what he is worried about, and he needs to be cautious of what he can actually say to him.”

Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace

Whilst fellow royal correspondent Katie Nicholl claimed that the Queen herself is the one person who could perhaps help mend things between her grandsons, for one key reason. 

“She is the only person who can talk to Harry in a certain way and make him see sense," she suggested. 

This comes as Queen is reportedly set to “talk things through” with Harry (opens in new tab) during a lunch at Windsor Castle when he returns to the UK this summer.

It's believed this invite was extended before the birth of his and Meghan’s first daughter (opens in new tab), Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana, who is the monarch's eleventh great-grandchild (opens in new tab)

Queen Elizabeth II speaks with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex as they leave after the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor to Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 18, 2019 in Windsor,

It’s thought the Duke of Sussex will fly over from the US imminently in order to quarantine before the unveiling of Princess Diana’s memorial statue on July 1st. Harry and William are set to attend the memorial together (opens in new tab) despite the fallout from the Sussexes’ Oprah interview.

On this poignant day, they will instead focus on remembering their mother and will no doubt be a great source of support for each other.