The Day Will and Kate Got Married viewers on William and Harry

Remember how they used to be? Footage of Prince William joking with Prince Harry moments before he married Kate Middleton leaves ITV viewers saddened by how the ‘brothers have grown apart’

  • ITV viewers have expressed their sadness over William and Harry’s relationship
  • It comes after seeing their closeness in The Day Will and Kate Got Married show
  • Programme marked 10 years since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s big day

ITV viewers have expressed their sadness over Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship after seeing their closeness in new documentary The Day Will and Kate Got Married.

The programme, which aired last night and marked 10 years since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s big day in Westminster Abbey, showed the brothers smiling at one another as they made their way to the altar ahead of Kate’s arrival. 

It comes after the warring princes are said to have spoken by telephone following Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, but friends of the LA-based couple said the conversation was ‘not productive’.

The airing of clips from William and Kate’s wedding brought back ‘happier’ times among the royal family, viewers said.

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ITV viewers have expressed their sadness over Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship after seeing their closeness in new documentary The Day Will and Kate Got Married (above)

The programme, which aired last night and marked 10 years since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s big day in Westminster Abbey, showed the brothers (above) smiling at one another as they made their way to the altar ahead of Kate’s arrival

Prince William, left, Prince Charles, second left, Prince Harry, third left, the Duchess of Cornwall, third right, the Duchess of Cambridge, second right, and the Duchess of Sussex, right, depart Westminster Abbey after attending the annual Commonwealth Service in London on March 9, 2020

One person wrote on Twitter:  ‘Sad watching William and Harry. They were so close and now barely speaking, #thedaywillandkategotmarried.’

Another said: ‘That wedding was lovely and they have remained a much loved couple. Also Harry seemed happy in those days. #thedaywillandkategotmarried’ 

But a third insisted: ‘Ultimately it suits both couples the way things have turned out. They no longer have to compete in that hierarchical institution.’

Speaking on the programme, Katie Nicholl, a royal correspondent based in London, said: ‘[William and Harry] were incredibly popular. 

Reaction: The airing of clips from William and Kate’s wedding brought back ‘happier’ times among the royal family, viewers said

‘They were the sons that we had seen grow up without a mother, who’d walked behind her coffin, that memory was very much etched on the nation’s heart and in its memory.’ 

Royal historian and author Robert Lacey added: ‘The wedding of William and Kate really completed a rather dramatic turnaround that the monarchy had made since the dark days of the 1990s, the “annus horribilis”, the death of Diana. 

‘The rebirth of the monarchy did literally happen through these two boys and William’s love and marriage to Kate was part of that.’

During his explosive tell-all with Oprah, Harry hinted at the extent of the alleged rift between the two brothers, claiming that their relationship was now ‘space,’ but added he hoped time would be a healer. 

It comes after the warring princes (pictured at the royal wedding) are said to have spoken by telephone following Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, but friends of the LA-based couple said the conversation was ‘not productive’

Prince William and Kate leave Westminster Abbey following their Royal Wedding on April 29, 2011 in London

He went on to claim he was ‘on different paths’ to William, saying: ‘I love William to bits, he’s my brother. We’ve been through hell together, we have a shared experience, but we were on different paths.’

Following the interview, CBS presenter Gayle King claimed she had spoken to the Sussexes who told her that Harry had talked to the Duke of Cambridge and Prince of Wales after its airing – but she said the conversations were ‘not productive’.  

The Duke of Cambridge was the first royal to personally respond to the tell-all days after the interview aired when he spoke about mental health during a visit the School21 in east London. 

At the time, he revealed that he had not spoken to his brother since it came out, but added that he ‘will do’. 

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