The reporter who spearheaded the bombshell royal documentary ‘Harry and Meghan: An African Journey’ has revealed his insights into the rift between Prince William and Prince Harry.
During one of the chats with Harry, Tom Bradby asked him about his relationship with his brother:
“Umm … part, part of this role and part of this job and part of this family being under the pressure that it’s under, inevitably, stuff happens. But look, we’re brothers, we’ll always be brothers — and we’re certainly on different paths at the moment,” he replied.
Bradby offered his perspective after spending weeks with the couple – explaining that they had fundamentally different views on the press and the role of the monarch.
“All brothers have good days and bad — but I think the real issue here is not so much interpersonal issues — that’s something that’s better to remain private because, like all sibling relationships, it’s complicated,” Bradby explained.
“But the really important thing, the difficulty they have is that they have almost two entirely parallel narratives about a whole bunch of stuff.”
“Harry feels quite simply that the press killed his mother and is now in danger of trying to damage his wife. William has a more nuanced view of that — yes, their mother did have a very hard time, but she also made a mistake in allowing the press in and is absolutely adamant that that shouldn’t happen,” Bradby said.
“(William) thinks his brother is sometimes too open and then sometimes tries to close up — and that doesn’t work.”
“Harry is essentially trying something new, he’s appealing to a new demographic — as he sees it — in a new way, and William has to play things in a more traditional way, and I think that’s where really most of the tension lies,” Bradby explained.