William and Harry to compete in charity polo match on their first engagement together this YEAR amid rift rumours

RUMOURS of a rift between royal brothers Prince William and Prince Harry have been circulating for months.

But if there was tension between the siblings, it appears to be in the past, after the brothers have confirmed they will be taking part in the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day next week – their first engagement just the two of them this year.

Kensington Palace confirmed today that the brothers will be playing for the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Polo Trophy at Billingbear Polo Club on Wednesday July 10.

The match will raise funds for charities supported by both William and Harry.

And while it's not currently known whether Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton will be attending to watch their husbands – or whether the princes will be playing on the same team – it will be Harry and William's first joint event as a pair together this year.

The last time they made an appearance just the two of them was last October, when they hosted a reception to officially open the 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference at St James' Palace in London.


While the brothers did attend Sir David Attenborough's Our Planet global premiere at the Natural History Museum in April this year, they were also joined by Prince Charles.

Rumours of a rift between the two couples have been circulating over the past few months, following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor and the splitting of the Royal Foundation.

Before they welcomed baby Archie earlier this year, Harry, 34 and Meghan, 37 left their home within the Kensington Palace estate where they were living in close proximity to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

However, the two brothers reportedly fell out after Prince William's concerns over Meghan Markle reportedly "went down quite badly" with his brother.

Speaking to Fox News, royal author Katie Nicholl said: "William was concerned about how quickly the relationship had moved and wanted to make sure that Harry was making the right decision."


Speculation of the relationship between the Sussexes and the Cambridges has been circulating since last November, after The Sun exclusively revealed that Meghan Markle "left Kate Middleton in tears" over her strict demands for Princess Charlotte's bridesmaid dress.

Meanwhile, one of Prince Harry's former friends Lizzie Cundy claimed earlier this year that Meghan Markle has pushed Prince Harry's friends out since their move to Frogmore Cottage.

Nicholl has since explained that she doesn't think there is any "real issue" between Meghan and Kate, adding that Harry and William's relationship is "much better now".

"My understanding is that there is no real issue between the women, they just aren’t particularly close, but with motherhood in common, it might be that a closer friendship flourishes," she said.

"I’m also told that relations between William and Harry are much better now that the Sussexes have moved out of Kensington Palace.

"It’s given them all some much needed breathing space."

MOST READ IN FABULOUS

HOME SHUN Awkward moment Harry ‘ignores’ Meghan as she tries to talk to him at the baseball

DYING TO BE SLIM The women snorting coke for breakfast to stay skinny & paying the price

SPLASHING OUT Student left 'hanging out' of swimsuit discovers she's wearing it upside down

In other royal news, we told you fans won’t see Archie Harrison christened as Meghan and Harry ‘demand private baptism at Windsor Castle in front of just 25 guests’.

We also revealed Meghan Markle ‘has to toe party line’ and ‘tone down’ her beliefs, says Paul Burrell.

And we showed you viewers praise ‘down-to-earth’ Zara Tindall and love that she ‘can’t keep her hands off’ husband Mike on Top Gear.

Source: Read Full Article