At the basis of the refusal there would be organizational reasons: Harry will not be in England for the event dedicated to Diana’s memory
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Harry and William would not have found a common free date to attend the event organized in memory of their mother Diana. This would be the official reason for Sussex’s absence from London on October 19, 2021, but the British tabloids have no doubts in defining as an affront the decision of the younger of the brothers not to participate in the party linked to the inauguration of the statue dedicated to the princess, which took place on 1 July 2021 at the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace.
Harry will not be returning to London in October
The occasion could have been a reason for the two brothers to reconcile, after the cold forced meeting that took place for the unveiling of the statue and a few months after the funeral of Prince Philip, in which Harry attended alone. The party organized for the ceremony was supposed to take place in September but, due to the restrictions due to the pandemic, it was again postponed to October and with the presence of Elton John, a close friend of Lady D. The absence of the prince, who was supposed to even bringing his wife Meghan Markle would be just an excuse.
It would seem, in fact, that at the basis of this so abrupt refusal there is also the memoir that Harry would be preparing and in which he would also talk about his relationship with his older brother, which failed after the Sussexes decided to leave England for building a new life away from home in California.
Peace with William is far away
Yet, the statue’s inauguration ceremony seemed a positive starting point for the reconstruction of a relationship that has been cracking day by day, despite the evident tension. The two brothers had appeared relatively calm, despite Harry’s little time for his brother. After all, the prince’s presence at the party to thank the sponsors of the Diana memorial statue had been taken for granted.
The possibility of Lilibet Diana’s first trip to London, together with little Archie, also disappears. However, the possibility of a raid for Christmas remains open but at Frogmore Cottage by her cousin, Eugenia of York. In short, peace with the Royal Family is further away than ever, especially in view of the bombshell publication of Harry’s memoirs, in which the tragic death of his mother Diana will be discussed extensively.