The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leaked information that they “privately congratulated” Prince William and Kate Middleton on their ten year wedding anniversary through a spokesperson. Speaking to the Sun, Royal author Phil Dampier said: “Prince William’s big fear is that anything he says to his brother in an effort to heal their rift is immediately leaked to the media, and that makes it very difficult for them to have a proper conversation. To carry on a war with Harry’s blood family is unnecessary and counter-productive, and the sooner they realise that the better. They should get on with their lives, stop playing the victim and stop playing on their royal connections by leaking stories while pleading for privacy. People can see through it and anyone who advises them to carry on this way is giving them bad advice.”
Royal expert Angela Levin, speaking to the Sun, added that Harry and Meghan were also “being hypocritical, still briefing the media” whilst pleading for privacy.
However, Ms Levin referred to the couple as also being reliant on the press to express certain actions.
Ms Levin said: “On the other hand if they hadn’t told the press about wishing them a happy anniversary everyone would have criticised them, which we’re not allowed to do because whatever they say and whatever they do can’t be questioned anymore.
“Their choice was to send it privately but everyone has to know how good they are by publicising it through their huge PR group of people.
“I think William and Kate don’t give a hoot about whether they wish them a happy anniversary or not but they need to talk about the things that really matter.
“They need to be talking to each other confidently and privately so they can trust each other and try and make amends over this huge chasm there between them.
“I don’t know what they said in the message but I doubt that it was full of love and comfort.”