LONDON: Britain’s Pri­nce Harry said he and his brother Prince William were on “different paths” and admitted occasional tension in their relationship.

The Duke of Sussex, 35, has been plagued by rumours of a growing rift between him and 37-year-old William, and he acknowledged that “inevitably stuff happens” given their high-profile roles in the royal family.

In an interview with ITV television filmed during his recent tour of southern Africa with his wife Meghan, Harry said: “We are brothers. We will always be brothers.

“We are certainly on different paths at the moment, but I will always be there for him as I know he will always be there for me. We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we are so busy, but I love him dearly. The majority of the stuff is created out of nothing but as brothers, you know, you have good days, you have bad days.”

William and Harry’s close bond was cemented in the aftermath of their mo­ther Diana’s shock death aged 36 in a 1997 Paris car crash.

Meghan, who has also been rumoured to have feuded with William’s wife Kate, said her British friends had warned her not to marry Harry. “The British tabloids will destroy your life,” she said they told her.

The couple launched legal action this month against The Mail on Sunday for alleged invasion of privacy over a letter to her father.

Harry is also suing two newspaper groups over alleged voicemail interception, or phone hacking.

Harry, who has been open about his own past mental health struggles emanating from Diana’s death, said: “It’s constant management. I thought I was out of the woods, and then suddenly it all came back.”

The couple is going to take six weeks off work.

Published in Dawn, October 22nd, 2019

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