Prince William and Prince Harry play very important roles in protecting the royal family. A royal expert has revealed that if the two princes want to maintain the dynamics of their family, they need to set aside their differences and be at peace with each other.

Reports about Prince Harry’s tense relationship with his elder brother surfaced after he and his wife, Meghan Markle, decided to move to Frogmore Cottage so Prince William and Kate Middleton could have Kensington Palace all to themselves. After the royal wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan moved to Kensington Palace to share the royal family’s residential property with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. However, they took the world by surprise when they announced that they would split courts ahead of the arrival of Baby Sussex.

Although their alleged rift has yet to be confirmed, royal experts claim that Prince William and Prince Harry must iron things out between them because this is key to keeping the dynamics of the royal family strong and functional. According to Sheila Mackintosh-Stewart, the Duke of Sussex and Duke of Cambridge need to have a good relationship to protect the monarchy.

“They are brothers, like any others,” Mackintosh-Stewart said. “They are both clearly emotionally intelligent, mature, and appear to be great friends. They will undoubtedly be fully aware that they each play a key role in each other’s social and personal support networks. Their relationship is also a crucial axis in ensuring the strong, functional family dynamics of the royal family,” she added. 

Rumor has it that Prince Harry wanted to leave Kensington Palace so he and his wife could raise Baby Sussex in a more private environment, away from the public eye. On the other hand, Prince William reportedly wanted some time away from his brother and sister-in-law so he could focus on his preparations as future king.

The royal family has been mum about the rumored rift between the two princes, but if photos of their recent outings are anything to go by, it looks like everything is fine between them. Just last April 5, the brothers had a night out with Prince Charles at the “Our Planet” premiere, and they seemed to have enjoyed the night.

Prince Harry and Prince William Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, during the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial. Getty Images/Chris Jackson