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Prince William and Duchess Catherine have sent their well wishes to Prince Harry on his 36th birthday, amid rumours of a growing distance between the brothers.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have paid tribute to Prince Harry on his 36th birthday.
Prince William and Duchess Catherine shared a special photograph of the three of them competing in a sports race on their Kensington Royal Instagram page.
They captioned the sweet shot, “Wishing a very happy birthday to Prince Harry today.”
Although the brothers used to share a close bond, royal author, Omid Scobie, revealed William, 38, and Harry, 36, are not as close as they once were.
“It’s completely wrong to think William and Harry are communicating like they used to. The fallout is serious and difficult,” he said.
Omid claims the “distance” between the two brothers has been growing considerably larger since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down as senior royals back in March.
According to the co-author of new bombshell biography, Finding Freedom, the brothers cut contact following the Sandringham Summit – in which the plans for their departure were finalised.
Omid made the admission in an interview broadcast on True Royalty TV.
On their deepening rift, he says, “The brothers had not spoken since around the time of the Sandringham summit. They hadn’t seen each other. That’s really going to take some time to heal.
With tensions already reportedly high at the start of the year, it is thought it was the way in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their shock decision that tipped things over the edge.
“I think the distance between the brothers grew wider and wider,” Obie adds. “And that’s partly because of things that take place — and we discuss them in the book.”
“I think really where it went wrong for Harry and Meghan and the Cambridges was that decision to go public with the road map to their new working model.
“The statements weren’t discussed internally. That’s really what caused the most amount of hurt to William, because he wears two hats.
“He’s not just the brother, he’s also future king and he felt that damaged the reputation of the family.”