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Harry: William and I on 'Different Paths'

Asked about a rumored rift, he downplays but doesn't deny
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2019 6:09 AM CDT
Updated Oct 21, 2019 6:57 AM CDT
Britain's Prince William, right, and Prince Harry return to Windsor Castle after greeting crowds in Windsor, near London, England, Friday, May 18, 2018.   (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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(Newser) – More nuggets from a royal documentary due to air in the US on Wednesday continue to dribble out, and the latest centers on the relationship between princes Harry and William. In Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, the ITV interviewer asks Harry, "There's been a lot of news in the press about rifts with your brother. How much of that is true?" Harry's response is getting a lot of attention because he "conspicuously failed to deny it," as Tom Sykes of the Daily Beast puts it. But Harry does downplay the seriousness of any differences. "Part of this role, part of this job, this family, being under the pressure which it's under, inevitably stuff happens," he says. "But we are brothers. We will always be brothers."

He adds, per CNN: "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. ... But I love him dearly and you know the majority of the stuff is probably—well, the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing. But as brothers, you have good days and you have bad days." People reports that friction arose between the two in part because William, who courted Kate Middleton eight years before marriage, cautioned Harry about marrying Meghan Markle after less than a year of dating. The documentary airs at 10pm ET on ABC, per Deadline. (It's the same documentary in which Meghan acknowledges the mental and physical toll she is under.)

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