Patrick Harverson, the former communications minister to the Prince of Wales and then Duchess of Cornwall, said he would like to see Princes William and Harry reconcile over their grandmother’s death.
“Sadness brings people together, if you lose a family member – especially that kind of mother – it brings everyone together,” he told Sky News host Peta Kreidlin.
“I think this naturally creates a different mood and can heal some wounds in the family.”
Harverson also said the close affinity between the princes could allow them to communicate much easier than when Prince Harry was in California.
“They have the same country, the same building, the same streets that I think will help,” he said.
“I very much hope that good will come.”