Prince William and Harry WILL still to stand 'shoulder to shoulder' at Diana memorial despite race row engulfing royals

PRINCE William and Harry will still stand 'shoulder to shoulder' at their mother's memorial despite the race row engulfing the Royal Family.

Prince Harry, 36, this week repeated that he and his brother were on "different paths" after he quit the Royal Family.

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And the Duke of Sussex made a string of explosive claims about his family – saying wife Meghan Markle had faced racist comments after they started dating as well as that his father Prince Charles stopped taking his calls and that he had been cut off financially by the institution.

Prince William yesterday hit back at the claims, saying they were "very much not a racist family".

But despite the row, it has since been reported Prince Harry is still committed to return to the UK later this year for the unveiling of a memorial statue for his mother Princess Diana.

Speaking to Lorraine, Royal expert Russell Myers said this morning: "I can exclusively reveal that William is still committed, as is Harry, to get together on July 1 for the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue at Kensington Gardens.

"This could be a monumental period for the brothers."

He further claimed the brothers had barely spoken since Megxit unfolded last year, adding: "I'm sure everyone would be delighted" to see them together again.

Prince William yesterday said he had not spoken to Harry since the Oprah interview but said: "I will."

And Mr Myers said the Queen was taking the lead on Megxit, with the 94-year-old monarch keen to speak to the Sussexes to "iron things out".



The Oprah interview was aired in the US overnight for the UK on Sunday before it was broadcast on Brits' screens on Monday night.

In the tell-all chat, Prince Harry said he loved his older brother "to bits" but that they were on "different paths".

Harry is yet to return to the UK after moving to the US – with travel restrictions due to Covid stopping him from being able to visit his family.

However, Mr Myers' comments today suggest he is hoping to get back to London for the summer ceremony.

Harry and William commissioned the statue of mum Diana to pay tribute to her.

The sculpture, to be installed in the gardens at Kensington Palace, is the first to commemorate the people’s princess.

Diana died aged 36 on August 31, 1997, with boyfriend Dodi Fayed, 42, and driver Henri Paul, 41, when their car crashed in Paris.

And the unveiling is expected to happen on July 1 this year, which would have been Princess Diana's 60th birthday.

The palace released a statement on Wednesday after the Oprah interview, saying: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.

“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning.

“Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.”

Offering an olive branch after the interview, it added: “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”

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