Prince Harry ready to say sorry for mistakes and repair rift with William, author claims

William and Meghan are not willing to budge on rift, a royal biographer claims.
William and Meghan are not willing to budge on rift, a royal biographer claims. Photo credit: Getty Images

Prince Harry is ready to admit the mistakes he's made since quitting the front-line of the Royal family, but Meghan Markle is sticking to her guns and Prince William still feels he was right all along, says a royal historian.

The Duke of Sussex is back in the UK for the unveiling of a statue for Princess Diana to mark what would have been her 60th birthday - the first of July.

The Daily Mail understands Prince William and Harry will stand shoulder-to-shoulder despite being separated by a 'rift' that began in March 2019 when William reportedly threw Harry and Meghan out of Kensington Palace over the alleged bullying of staff.

The claims emerged in Robert Lacey's book Battle of Brothers, published before Harry and Meghan went on Oprah.

Talking to Newsweek, Lacey believes that Harry is the only one who may be ready to admit mistakes and contribution to his part of the two-year rift.

Lacey says William feels very 'vindicated' in having doubts about Harry's relationship.

"Harry is prepared to acknowledge the role that just sheer temper played at unfortunate moments - notably in the so-called blindsiding early in 2020. He actually is prepared to admit, in a way that William doesn't seem to be," he says.

The Daily Mail reports Lacey spoke out as it was claimed William and Harry will not heal their rift this week while the Duke is 'so under the thumb' of his wife.

"On one side we've got William who doesn't seem prepared to concede anything... and then it's Meghan who is sticking to her guns on this issue," he says.

"It should surely be possible for both sides to say the past is in the past. It's very regrettable that Meghan doesn't withdraw just a little."

Lacey adds he believes there is a way of "moving forward" for Prince William and Harry following months of tension: "It's not as if Meghan's employing any royal staff anymore, she's living in a different country."

The royal expert also believes the tension between the brothers will steal the show at what should be a day all about the late Diana.

The Diana statue unveiling is the first time that Harry has seen William face-to-face since the funeral of Prince Philip on April 17.