Did Prince William’s cousins take his side against Prince Harry during their dramatic falling-out?

In April, the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex joined Queen Elizabeth II and the other members of the royal family for the Easter Sunday mass in Windsor. Penelope Kilby of New Idea noticed something in the photos released following the event.

According to her, if the images were telling, Prince Harry was alone in his battle with his big brother. “The battle lines have been drawn - and it looks like Prince Harry is the clear underdog,” she wrote.

Kilby was referring to the photos featuring Prince William and Kate Middleton’s arrival at the church with his cousins Zara Tindall, Mike Tindall, Princess Beatrice, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. On the other hand, Prince Harry arrived solo without his wife, Meghan Markle, or any other members of the royal family.

Body language expert Judi James also noticed that Prince Harry and Prince William’s rumored beef was getting worse at the time. She noted their act of arrival and departure and said that it widened the rift between Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s sons. She also felt that Prince Harry was “desperate” to avoid Prince William.

“Harry, Kate and William had always been so well bonded but suddenly it was Harry looking serious and using body language cues to hint at some heightened levels of anxiety when he was with them,” the expert continued.

Prior to their rumored rift, Prince William and Prince Harry were “kind of kidding and fun” when they were together. She thought that their presence at the Easter mass would be a good opportunity to end their alleged beef, so she found it puzzling why Prince Harry appeared to be avoiding Prince William when their proximity contact was inevitable.

Over a week ago, Prince William and Prince Harry played at a charity polo match. The Duke of Sussex attempted to hug his older brother, but the Duke of Cambridge didn’t reciprocate it. Although they weren’t as close as before, James noticed that there was a “subtle return” to their solid relationship.

Prince Harry reportedly had a falling-out with his brother and close pals due to his wife, Markle. He prioritizes Markle’s happiness over them despite their concerns because she “moved halfway across the world to be with him.”

Prince William and Prince Harry
Prince William and Prince Harry attend the opening of the Greenhouse Sports Centre on April 26, 2018, in London. Getty Images/Toby Melville