Attempts by the Royal Family to reunited the Duke of Cambridge and brother the Duke of Sussex have been branded an “unmitigated” disaster by a royal expert.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations were seen by many as a chance for the feuding brothers to finally end their cold war and make peace.
But it hasn't appeared to have happened, with some claiming that Prince Harry and Prince William hardly even made contact during the four-day-long celebrations earlier this month.
The celebrations began with the Queen actually sending her own private Land Rover to collect Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle from the Farnborough Airport to Frogmore Cottage where they were staying.
Speaking to Royally Us podcast, Royal author Christopher Anderson said: “The whole world was watching and waiting to see if fences would be mended, if the Sussexes got back together with the rest of the family.
“From that standpoint, it was an unmitigated disaster.
“It's hard to see how the Royal Family could've been any more callous towards the Sussexes.
“They were meticulously choreographed in every instant to be sidelined and marginalised.
“If Harry went to London's Jubilee celebrations hoping to mend fences, that didn't happen.”
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And news.com.au's Royal expert Daniela Elser said yesterday: "It’s nearly a year since we last saw William and Harry together, and in that time the situation seems to have only deteriorated further.
“Five metres – by my best estimate the closest that Prince William and Prince Harry came to one another throughout the entirety of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations last week was around about five metres.
"There was not a nod or a discreet tilt of the head or any single discernible gesture of acknowledgment from either side.
“Now one thing has become clear – the rift between the brothers has entered a rotten new phase.”
The Daily Star has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.
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