Did Prince Harry Really Refuse To Take Part In Rehearsals For Princess Diana's Statue Unveiling?

Prince Harry arrived in the UK last week, several days ahead of the July 1 unveiling of a statue of his mother, Princess Diana, according to People magazine. Per government protocol regarding precautions taken for the coronavirus pandemic, Harry was to remain in quarantine for five days before socializing with anyone. He then would need to have a negative COVID-19 test before venturing out into the world. Harry is believed to have stayed at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor before making the trip to Kensington Palace for the ceremony where he will come face-to-face with his older brother, Prince William, for the first time since mid-April. 

Harry and William have put a lot of effort into making sure the statue of their mother is exactly what they wanted. In fact, royal expert Nick Bullen told Fox News that both boys were "very hands on" when it came to the planning process. Now that the time has come for the public to see the statue, which will be in the Sunken Garden in Kensington Palace, open to the public during the palace's visiting hours, there has been some chatter that Harry isn't exactly cooperating when it comes to the pre-planning for the upcoming ceremony. Keep reading to find out more.

Is Prince Harry being difficult ahead of the statue unveiling ceremony?

According to Radar Online, Prince Harry hasn't been super into rehearsing for the unveiling ceremony. "No one in the world plans an event better than The Royal Family. There is no detail too small which is why Harry's lack of communication is making everyone very nervous," a source told the outlet. The source suggested that Harry is being rather difficult. "This is just not the way they do things. Harry won't show them his speech and is refusing to take part in meetings or dress rehearsals. He seems to want to just wing it. To just turn up and see what happens. They don't even know what he is planning to wear," the source added.

Another source told Radar Online that Harry's "casual approach" to the July 1 event is stressing Prince William out. "William is anxious for everything to be perfect. Not only will be to standing there as the future of the monarchy without The Queen, his father Prince Charles, or his wife and children, he will be standing there honoring his mum. He wants to make his mum proud," the source said. Surely the two brothers will come together for the emotional event, and things will go off without a hitch, right?