• Prince William misses his younger brother, with whom he used to "share everything" before his departure, a report says
  • The Duke of Cambridge will "miss" all the fun they've had while working together over the years
  • Prince Harry and Prince William reportedly both hope their rift will heal in time

Prince William is missing his younger brother, Prince Harry, over a year after the latter decided to step back from royal duties, according to a report.

During his and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this month, Prince Harry didn't deny that his relationship with his older brother has been strained after he moved to the U.S. with his wife and son Archie. Now, an unnamed source told U.K.'s The Sunday Times that Prince William started to miss his younger brother after his anger over Prince Harry's departure subsided.

"Once he got over the anger of how things happened, he was left with the absence of his brother," the anonymous aide told the outlet of Prince William.

"They shared everything about their lives, an office, a foundation, meetings together most days and there was a lot of fun along the way," the source continued. "He’ll miss it for ever."

A "friend" also shared to Sunday Times that following Prince Harry's royal exit, Prince William "definitely feels the pressure now it’s all on him — his future looks different because of his brother’s choices, it’s not easy."

Another pal said the second in line to the throne was "very upset" but "absolutely intent that he and Harry’s relationship will heal in time."

During his CBS interview, Prince Harry also suggested that he is optimistic they will be able to mend their rift in the future.

"As I said before, I love William to bits. We’ve been through hell together and we have a shared experience, but we are on different paths," Prince Harry told Winfrey. "The relationship is 'space' at the moment. And time heals all things, hopefully."

He also claimed that his brother, like his father Prince Charles, was "trapped" within the institution of the monarchy.

"It's a part of the role. That's what's expected, no matter who you are in the family, no matter what's going on in your personal life, no matter what's just happened," said the Duke of Sussex of the expectation to continue to fulfill royal duties regardless of any personal issues.

"My father and my brother, they are trapped. They don't get to leave [their roles]," he continued. "And I have huge compassion for that."

Meanwhile, Gayle King shared on "CBS This Morning" Tuesday that Prince Harry has spoken to Prince William and Prince Charles since his and Markle's interview with Winfrey aired.

She was told the conversations were "not productive," but Prince Harry and his family "are glad that they have at least started a conversation."

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