It was in 2019, in South Africa. There were only a few months left for the Megxit bomb to drop on Buckingham. In Johannesburg, TV presenter Tom Bradby obtained some unpublished words from the duchess that point to a first confession from her: she felt like a victim of her own royal role. The testimony was released in an ITV documentary.
In a fragile moment, Meghan admitted that the pressure of her new role as spouse and mother to Archie was taking its toll on her. She also admitted how being in the spotlight affected her with an unexpected thank you to Bradby: “Thank you for asking because not many people have asked me if I’m okay.”
Also on that trip, for the first time, the distance between William and Harry was verbalized. It was the Duke of Sussex himself who launched into the air that “we are on different paths… as brothers, we have our good days and our bad days”. Harry softened that message of disappointment and sadness with “I’ll always be there for him and he’ll be there for me. We don’t see each other that much…but I love him so much.” This was the moment seen in the Bradby documentary.
Now Daily Mail publishes that this relationship All for one and one for all it wasn’t that solid. The then Duke of Cambridge would have been stunned by this unhappy portrait of his brother and his sister-in-law and would have sent a whatsapp Harry to melt that ice. To arrange a meeting between the two, Guillermo slipped that he would have to clear his agenda with the help of his secretary. The meeting left the framework of intimacy and entered the agenda. Harry, fearing press leaks, declined the invitation and passed on going. According to the newspaper, he told her: “Don’t come.” That summit of emotions was not held.