Buckingham Palace has strenuously tried for the past year to deny a break down in the brothers’ relationship, even as they broke up the Royal Foundation they started together.
In a brutally honest new documentary, filmed as Harry and wife Meghan Markle were on tour in Africa last month with their baby son Archie, Harry said things had become so bad for the couple in the UK they were keen to move abroad — as Meghan said they were “existing, not living.”
And asked about his relationship with his older brother, who is said to believe he rushed into marriage too quickly, Harry said: “Part of this role, part of this job and this family being under the pressure it is under, inevitably stuff happens.”
As ITV broadcaster and long time royal pal Tom Bradby asked how much of the speculation about the brothers was correct, Harry started to laugh, before replying: “But look, we are brothers, we will always be brothers. We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and, as I know, he will always be there for me.
“We don’t see as much as we used to because we are so busy but I love him dearly and the majority of stuff is created out of nothing.
“As brothers, you have good days, you have bad days.”
Plans to create a “Fab Four” fell apart in the run-up to last year’s royal wedding, with Harry apparently accusing his elder brother of failing to support him and Meghan. William’s wife Kate is also believed to have struggled to get on with Meghan.