United Kingdom: Prince Harry and his brother Prince William put on a united front as they were summoned to showdown talks Monday on Harry’s future after he and his wife Meghan unilaterally announced they were quitting as front-line British royalty.
According to the details, The brothers, who, at Harry’s public admission, have drifted apart in recent years, lashed out at a story concerning their relationship, as newspapers speculated on what caused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to quit their roles in search of a new life.
William, 37, and 35-year-old Harry formed a close bond following their mother Diana’s death in 1997 but Harry admitted last month that they had drifted apart and were now on different paths.
“Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a UK newspaper today speculating about the relationship between The Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Cambridge.
“For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful,” they said.
Earlier, Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle stunned the British monarchy quitting as senior royals.
Prince Harry did not consult Queen Elizabeth regarding his decision, reports said.
In a shock announcement, the couple said they would spend time in North America and rip up long-established relations with the press.
According to media reports, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their bombshell statement without notifying either Harry’s grandmother or his father Prince Charles.
The surprise news follows a turbulent year for the couple.
The couple openly said they have struggled in the spotlight and grown apart from Harry’s brother Prince William.
They have also reacted badly to negative news coverage.