William and Harry spent six minutes together at statue unveiling and didnt have heart to heart

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Prince William and Prince Harry spent just six minutes together at the statue of their mother during its unveiling, and reportedly did not enjoy a heart to heart.

The Duke of Cambridge, 39, and The Duke of Sussex, 36, reunited for the first time since their grandfather Prince Philip's funeral on Thursday to unveil the new statue, commemorating their late mother Princess Diana's 60th birthday.

With Harry flying from the US for the occasion, many hoped the event could give the brothers a chance to heal their rift following the younger's explosive interviews about the Royal family.

But it is believed the pair did not speak through their grievances as they put on their united front, spending a total of six minutes in front of the statue, with Harry leaving the ceremony just 20 minutes after the statue was unveiled.

The event ended at 2:45pm, with Harry being snapped leaving Kensington Palace in a car at 3:05pm.

The Dukes walked into the Palace's Sunken Garden together to admire the statue, which has taken them four years to design, with William saying to Harry: "Great, isn't it? Amazing little place."

He also asked his brother, "Ready?", as they prepared to remove the large green cloth covering the statue.


Despite photos of the pair looking happy and relaxed, MailOnline reports their interaction was "thin on the ground".

Giving her expert opinion on the photos of William and Harry's reunion, royal author Penny Junor told The Times: "The brothers put on a very, very good show.

"I was expecting to see some sort of tight lips and some jaw muscles, which we saw at the Commonwealth service in Westminster Abbey before Harry and Meghan left.

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"They seemed to be reasonably relaxed with one another," she continued to tell the publication.

It was reported earlier in the week that the pair had bonded over England's victory against Germany at the Euros earlier this week ahead of their meeting.

William attended the exhilarating match – which saw England win 2-0 at Wembley Stadium – on Tuesday alongside son Prince George and wife Kate Middleton.

And it seems that the result helped thaw the brothers' icy relationship as they had reportedly exchanged text messages about the game.

A source told MailOnline: "It is still far from good between them. But there has apparently been an exchange of messages, particularly about the football, which is a step in the right direction, if only to do honour to their mother."

Insiders continued to tell the publication the exchange is "far from a full-scale rapprochement" but is "the most positive sign yet that the estranged brothers will be able to put their differences to one side."

A separate source said they "highly doubted" William and Harry would ever regain "even a semblance" of the closeness they once had.

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