Hugo Vickers, who has written a number of books on the royal family, said Harry had “cast his spell with his wife” and noted that “skipping his family” was not helpful.
Harry is currently in the UK for the unveiling of a statue of Princess Diana at Kensington Palace on Thursday, but Mr Vickers said tensions between the two siblings could overshadow the event, Express.co reports. uk.
The TV cameras will be there, but there are no scheduled programs on the unveiling.
Mr Vickers said: “The story will not be the actual unveiling of the statue but of the two boys together, that’s what everyone will be focusing on. “
He also claimed that any attempt by the brothers trying to reconcile in London could see Harry “having to answer for it when he returns with his wife to Los Angeles”.
On the chances of making peace, the writer said, “I don’t know what they can do under the current circumstances. Harry needs to wake up to what’s going on.
“It’s a very unpleasant situation and I don’t think it will be a good time this week.
“Harry is so under Meghan’s thumb that it’s not really possible until he gets out of it. “
Mr Vickers added that the estranged brothers could communicate by video link or phone, but claimed neither Harry nor Meghan wanted to.
“He cast his spell with his wife,” he said.
“That’s it, isn’t it?” Making fun of his family didn’t help anyone. It is a terrible situation. “
Mr Vickers said he believed Prince Charles would not intervene, adding: ‘You have to remember that Harry has to go back to his wife in Los Angeles.
“If he starts to reconcile, he’s going to get his head bitten, right?”
Author and royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams agreed that a chill between the princes “does not look promising.”
He said: “I think they will appear publicly supporting each other.
“But with Harry’s recent interviews and with so many rumors going around, things need to get a lot calmer. “
The claims come as Robert Lacey, author of the new Battle of Brothers book, which details the breaking up of the princes, believes the tensions are “not likely to end anytime soon,” even though they have been seen in the process of ending. discuss after the funeral of their grandfather, Prince Philip, in April. .
Mr Lacey also claimed that Meghan’s self-promotion and self-pity infuriated William.
He said: “According to one of my sources, it was reported to him that everyone has a difficult sister-in-law.
“William’s response was to nod his head in wise acceptance. Then suddenly he burst out in anger: “But look at the way that damn woman has treated my staff – mercilessly!” “
In his book, Mr. Lacey also claims that William was “furious” after discovering a “distress file” allegedly submitted in October 2018 by the Jason Knauf communication.
He adds that the staff felt “humiliated” and that William was “appalled” by the allegations of bullying.
However, Meghan Markle dismissed the allegations and said she was genuinely interested in supporting those who have gone through traumatic experiences and establishing “compassion around the world”.