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Royal Expert: Prince William and Prince Harry Face ‘Make or Break’ Moment at Diana Statue Unveiling

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Royal historian and expert Robert Lacey is emphatic. “Thursday is make or break. It is not the last chance, but it is the best chance.”

Lacey was talking to The Daily Beast about the chances of fraternal reconciliation between Prince Harry and Prince William at an unveiling later this week of a statue of Princess Diana at Kensington Palace, the most hotly anticipated royal photocall of the year.

Lacey, having spent the past few years crafting a newly-updated book about William and Harry entitled Battle of Brothers, is the undisputed expert on the extraordinary royal feud that has transfixed global attention since it exploded into public view less than two years ago.

Like many observers of this bizarre narrative, Lacey, who also moonlights as historical consultant for the Netflix show The Crown, sees a long list of reasons as to why the brothers should reconcile, but very little sign that they actually will.

Lacey told The Daily Beast: “It’s a very difficult situation. It’s easy for outsiders to say ‘get over it,’ but it’s a lot to get over: accusations of racism, accusations of bullying behavior, these are very serious things, and so far, one sees no sign of backing down on either side.”

It was in October of 2019 that an edge-of-tears-Meghan Markle, in an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby, revealed, “Not many people have asked if I’m OK.”

That comment lit the touch paper that led to the explosion of her and Harry leaving the royal family. The couple subsequently accused the royals of racism and ignoring Meghan’s suicidal ideations in an interview with Oprah, while the royals (pre-emptively) struck back, accusing Meghan of bullying royal staff just days before Harry and........

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