The Day Will and Kate Got Married viewers mourn the close relationship between Prince William and Prince Harry
ITV viewers have expressed grief over Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship after seeing their closeness in the new documentary The Day Will and Kate Got Married.
The program, which aired last night and marked 10 years since the great day of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey, showed the brothers smiling at each other as they walked to the altar before Kate’s arrival.
It comes after the warring princes reportedly spoke over the phone following Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, but friends of the LA-based couple said the conversation was “ unproductive. ”
It was revealed yesterday that William has reportedly ended his two-decade friendship with ITV’s Tom Bradby, irritated that he sided with Harry and Meghan in the Windsors’ increasingly bitter transatlantic war.
The airing of clips from William and Kate’s wedding brought back ‘happier’ times among the royal family, viewers said last night.
ITV viewers have expressed grief over Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship after seeing their closeness in the new documentary The Day Will and Kate Got Married (above)
The program, which aired last night and marked 10 years since the great day of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey, showed the brothers (above) smiling at each other as they walked to the altar before Kate’s arrival.
Prince William, left, Prince Charles, second left, Prince Harry, third left, Duchess of Cornwall, third right, Duchess of Cambridge, second right, and Duchess of Sussex, right, departing Westminster Abbey after attending the annual Commonwealth Service in London on March 9, 2020
One person wrote on Twitter: ‘Sad to watch William and Harry. They were so close and now barely talking to each other, #thedaywillandkategot married. ‘
Another said: “That wedding was beautiful and they have remained a beloved couple. Harry also seemed happy in those days. #thedaywillandkategotmarried ‘
But a third insisted: ‘Ultimately, both couples like it as it turned out. They no longer have to compete in that hierarchical mindset. ‘
Katie Nicholl, a royal London correspondent, said of the program: ‘[William and Harry] were incredibly popular.
Response: The airing of clips from William and Kate’s wedding brought back ‘happier’ times among the royal family, viewers say
“It was the sons we had seen growing up without a mother, who had walked behind her coffin, that memory was deeply etched in the heart of the nation and in her memory.”
Royal historian and author Robert Lacey added: “The wedding of William and Kate really completed a rather dramatic turnaround that the monarchy had made since the dark days of the 1990s, the annus horribilis, the death of Diana.
“The rebirth of the monarchy happened literally through these two boys and William’s love and marriage to Kate were part of that.”
During his explosive story with Oprah, Harry hinted at the magnitude of the alleged rift between the two brothers, claiming their relationship was now “ space, ” but added that he hoped Time would be a healer.
It comes after the warring princes (pictured at the royal wedding) are said to have spoken by phone following Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, but friends of the LA-based couple said the conversation was “ unproductive. ”
Prince William and Kate are leaving Westminster Abbey after their royal wedding on April 29, 2011 in London
He went on to claim that he was’ on different paths’ to William, saying, ‘I love William very much, he is my brother. We went through hell together, we have a shared experience, but we were on different paths. ‘
After the interview, CBS presenter Gayle King claimed she had spoken to the Sussexes who told her that Harry had spoken to the Duke of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales after the broadcast – but said the talks were “ unproductive. ”
The Duke of Cambridge was the first royal to personally respond to the tell-all days after the interview aired when speaking about mental health while visiting School21 in East London.
At the time, he revealed that he hadn’t spoken to his brother since it came out, but added that he “ will do. ”
Yesterday, a royal insider revealed William’s friendship with ITV News at 10 host Tom Bradby is another victim of the fallout, telling MailOnline: ‘The friendship between William and Tom is all but over. The Duke feels abandoned by Bradby and the way he has acted in recent months.
William is a sensitive soul and believes it is in times of crisis when you find out who your true friends are. It would be fair to say Bradby hasn’t been one of them. ‘
Anger is growing among senior royal aides at the way Bradby and ITV News seem to have become a mouthpiece for Harry and Meghan’s complaints about the royal family.
Bradby, 54, hosted an ITV documentary filmed in South Africa in 2019 when Meghan moaned in a swipe at her new family: ‘Not many people have asked if I’m okay. It is very real to go through behind the scenes… it has really been a battle. ‘
Harry also used Bradby’s documentary to publicly confirm a feud with his brother, admitting that he and William were “ on different paths ” at this point.
More recently, Bradby is believed to have played a central role in ITV being given the rights to air Oprah Winfrey’s inflammatory interview with the pair, where they threw a number of grenade-like allegations at the monarchy, including allegations that a senior royal made racist comments about the skin color of their future child.
The Duke of Cambridge was once so close to Tom Bradby that he was chosen to have the exclusive engagement interview with him and Kate Middleton in November 2010.
Bradby staged an ITV documentary in South Africa in 2019, which Harry used to publicly confirm a feud with his brother
The royal source said: ‘Some of the palaces’ employees are even more angry about Bradby and the tone of his coverage on ITV News, which they consider pro Harry and Meghan.
Bradby is known to communicate in person with Harry on a regular basis and that’s pretty obvious to royal aides who know how things work.
“But it’s very hard to accept, given the long history between Bradby and William.”
William was once so close to Bradby that he was selected to conduct the exclusive November 2010 engagement interview with him and Kate. Bradby attended the wedding at Westminster Abbey as a guest.
A spokesman for William said at the time, “The couple requested that this interview be specifically recorded with Mr. Bradby, both of whom have known for a while.”