Princess Diana’s former bodyguard, Ken Wharfe, believes the ongoing feud between Prince William and Prince Harry will soon reach its conclusion and the royal brothers will reunite.
Wharfe served as Diana’s bodyguard from 1988 up until 1993 and also worked as William and Harry’s bodyguard in 1986. During his time with the Royal Family, Wharfe noticed the close relationship William and Harry shared which he believes will eventually bring the brothers back to each other.
“The great thing that I saw and witnessed with William and Harry, they were great kids, great brothers, and in any family, kids are going to fight,” he told the Today Show.
“I think even William, when he was a young kid, he had a problem in the sense he was rather jealous of Harry’s popularity. Harry was the joker, the mischief maker and everybody loved him.
“I just don’t see this going on indefinitely. Somehow, somewhere, someone has got to get together and say, ‘William, Harry, you’re very important to the survival of the monarchy in this country’.”
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Wharfe also believes that if Princess Diana was still here today she would have been able to help her two sons navigate their problems and mend their broken relationship.
“Her desire was to make things better for people who needed help,” he told Hello Magazine.
“As for the rift between William and Harry, when two siblings fight there’s usually a close relative to give advice and Diana would have taken on that role. She would have understood the problems that have been raised and helped her boys solve them, while giving Harry the advice he seems to lack right now.”
Despite Wharfe’s belief that William and Harry will one day reunite, Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have been mostly estranged from the Royal Family since stepping down from royal duties in 2020.
Harry has been outspoken about his royal life several times, taking more than a few public swipes at the royal family which certainly hasn’t helped ease tensions.
During the infamous Oprah interview in 2021, Harry described royal life as a “mixture between The Truman Show and being in a zoo” and opened up about Prince Charle’s parenting style.
“I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on,” he said.
Wharfe’s comments regarding William and Harry’s strained relationship come as the world prepares to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Diana’s death. Diana passed away after succumbing to injuries she sustained in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997, she was 36 years old.