Speaking on New Idea’s ROYALS podcast, Ms Mollard claimed: “I have a theory on what’s happened there and I don’t think William is at fault.
“So I think it’s pretty obvious what happened, William who spent a long time deciding that he was going to marry Kate because he knew how important it is to this institution and to his concept of duty.
“Which possibly he upholds as the second most dutiful member of the Royal Family on paper, after the Queen I think. he wants a clean copy book to go into the role that he will eventually inherit.
“But I think what’s really interesting is probably what he did say to Harry was something along the lines of ‘are you sure?’
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“Which is a reasonable thing to say when you’ve met someone, you’ve fallen in love, she’s American, there’s lots of issues, there’s lots of pressures on them, she doesn’t have the ballast of a close-knit family in the UK.
“It was not unreasonable for William to say to Harry, ‘have you thought about this?’, ‘should we wait longer?’, whatever he said, we know he said something we just don’t know what it was.
“Clearly what’s happened is Harry, in the same way that he is quite reactive with the press and quite reactive in certain situations, was probably very reactive to William.
“Doubtless went home, said to Meghan ‘you won’t believe what William said to me’. Instead of seeing it as a well meaning and caring enquiry, they’ve both obviously got their backs up and now there’s this friction between them.”
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Commenting on his brother’s wedding to Meghan in 2017, Prince William said: “It’s a fantastic process you go through, the engagement and the build up to the wedding and things like that.”
“So they’ve got a lot of happy times ahead of them and I think they’re very caught up in the moment and I wish them all the happiness and success in planning the wedding. I hope it goes really well.”
More recently, when asked about media reports of a rift between himself and William, Harry said on Harry & Meghan: An African Journey the pair have “good days and bad days”. He added: “Inevitably, stuff happens”, because “this family being under the pressure that it’s under.”
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But he continued: “We are brothers. We will always be brothers. We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him as I know he will always be there for me.”
In the interview, when speaking about Prince William body language expert Judi James told Fabulous Digital he appeared “close to tears”.
Ms James also said Harry’s reaction “did at first look sadly telling.”
She added: “When a rift is causing anger or resentment it will usually show in the facial expression but Harry’s spontaneous response plus the subtle warmth of some of his smiles as he speaks about William makes his comment ‘I love him dearly’ ring true.
“The way he splayed his legs and stuffed his hands into his pockets did hint of some stubbornness but it would be good to see the two men getting back to their life-long close and supportive relationship right now when Harry is looking especially vulnerable.”