The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex have reportedly had a strained relationship over the last few years, and only recently addressed claims of bullying following Harry and the Duchess of Sussex announcing that they are stepping back from being senior royals. On Monday, a spokesperson for Prince William and Prince Harry said: "Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a UK newspaper today speculating about the relationship between The Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Cambridge. For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful." One article claimed that Harry and Meghan felt they had been "pushed away from the royal family" by the "bullying attitude" of older brother William.
But despite the huge change coming for the royals, Harry and William still maintain they're close. From losing their mother, Princess Diana, at such a young age, to sharing in engagements, weddings and even becoming fathers. William is the proud dad to three adorable children, whom he shares with the Duchess of Cambridge – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. Harry is a first-time father after welcoming a son, Archie Harrison, with Meghan in May 2019. William and Harry are the true definition of brotherhood and will always share a special bond, despite reports of an alleged rift between them.
Princes William and Harry supported each other in November as they laid wreaths during the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph. The Remembrance Sunday service is held annually to commemorate military personnel who died in the line of duty on the anniversary of the end of the First World War.
William was on hand to help guide Harry through Archie's christening on 6 May, standing tall and proud in the official christening pictures, which were uploaded to Harry and Meghan's Instagram account. No doubt William passed on some words of encouragement to Harry on Archie's special day, considering he has been through three christenings with his own children. Let's take a closer look at William and Harry's best brother moments...
Prince William and Prince Harry's bond never looked closer than on Harry's wedding day in May 2018. William served as his best man and appeared to do a great job as he kept Harry smiling while waiting for his bride to walk down the aisle at St George's Chapel, Windsor.
Prince William was really earning his best man stripes as he accompanied Harry on a walkabout to meet members of the public in Windsor ahead of his wedding. This photo of them examining a little teddy bear is just too adorable!
A wonderful landmark moment for Prince Harry in 2018 as he spent his first Christmas as a married man. Harry and his new bride Meghan were joined by Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles for the Christmas Day church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate. It looks like a great laugh was had by all!
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Prince William and Prince Harry looked so dapper in their uniforms, proudly displaying their medals as they watched on in awe at a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in July 2018.
This photo just screams mischief! The royal brothers attended the opening of the Greenhouse Sports Centre in April 2018 – and judging by the smirk on William's face, Harry must have said something funny…
Prince Harry walked nervous groom Prince William to the altar on his 2011 wedding day.Photo: Getty Images
A double-denim moment during their family visit to Canada in 1991.Photo: Getty Images
The royal brothers proved that they were a fearless duo when they held on to an African rock python in Botswana.Photo: Getty Images
Horsing around! William and Harry enjoyed a ride together during their visit to Semonkong, Lesotho.Photo: Getty Images
There's obviously nothing more brotherly than dressing alike! Both opted for loafers and khakis at the 1995 VJ Day Parade.Photo: Getty Images
Friendly competition! William and Harry proved that there is still love between them with a friendly handshake after competing against each other in the Sentebale Polo Cup polo match at Coworth Park.Photo: Getty Images
Game time madness! England fan Harry and Wales supporter Will looked like they were doing some friendly trash talking as their rival teams went head-to-head during the Rugby World Cup.Photo: Getty Images
Friends since the start! Prince William and Prince Harry were all smiles in a photo with their parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana.Photo: Getty Images
Looking more dapper than ever, the two had a moment in the rain during the Cavalry Old Comrades Association Annual Parade in London.Photo: Getty Images
Little Harry climbed on his older brother's shoulders with the help of their father Charles.Photo: Getty Images
With his big brother by his side, Prince Harry was ready for his first day of school in 1989.Photo: Getty Images
Harry continued his supporting role next to bride Kate's sister Pippa on his older brother's wedding day.Photo: Getty Images
Mother's boys! William and Harry shared a special moment with mom Diana during a trip to Scotland.Photo: Getty Images
Top hats were the dress code for William and Harry as they stepped out for Investec Derby Day with Duchess Kate.Photo: Getty Images
The royal brothers were looking dapper in tuxedos – and characteristically in step! – for the Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi UK film premiere held at the Royal Albert Hall in December 2017. Photo: Lia Toby/WENN.com
Twinning! William and Harry had a moment of matching after the Jerudong Trophy in England.Photo: Getty Images
The royal brothers – and dad Prince Charles – wore matching Ray Bans in April 2017 at the commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge in Lille, France. Photo: Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage
William and Harry showed off their personalized hats during a tour of a building site for the BBC television DIY SOS series in Manchester.Photo: Getty Images
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Prince Harry hilariously gave his older brother the royal side-eye as he cheered on England during the match.Photo: Getty Images
Prince William led the way during a ski trip with Prince Harry – and their little cousins, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie – during a 1995 ski trip to Switzerland.Photo: Getty Images
Time to party! William and Harry showed their appreciation for Kanye West and P. Diddy after the two rappers performed during the Concert for DianaPhoto: Getty Images
Never too old to play games, William and Harry had fun with children during their visit to the Mamahato Network Club in Lesotho.Photo: Getty Images
Silent treatment! William has some fun with Harry before the start of the Invictus Games in London.Photo: Getty Images
William and Harry got bundled up, along with a little new friend, during their visit to Lesotho.Photo: Getty Images
In April 2016 Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge tried out light sabers during a tour of the Star Wars set at Pinewood studios in Iver Heath, England. Photo: Adrian Dennis-WPA Pool/Getty Images Restrictions
On a somber note, the two donned uniforms for the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in London.Photo: Getty Images
Prince Harry was still looking up to his brother – literally! – as they enjoyed some sweater weather in 1999.Photo: Getty Images
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was left in the dust as William and Harry went head to head during a Marathon Training Day with Team Heads Together at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on February 5, 2017 in London. Photo: Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Dancing feet! Prince William and Prince Harry weren't too shy to dance with Prince Seeiso during a trip to Lesotho.Photo: Getty Images
William and Harry had some fun petting a cheetah while visiting the Mokolodi Education Centre in Gaborone, Botswana.Photo: Getty Images
Super royals! William and Harry took a look at the Batman costume that was used in the films in England.Photo: Getty Images
One phone call away: Will and Harry tried their hand at trading during the BGC Charity Day.Photo: Getty Images
The perfect escorts! During Commonwealth Observance Day, William and Harry made sure that Kate Middleton was the center of attention.Photo: Getty Images
Prince Harry might be known as the jokester of the two, but here it's Prince William who caused his brother to crack up during the London Marathon in 2017. Photo: Getty Images
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