Prince Harry and Prince William have been a topic of intense public fascination, with speculations swirling about the underlying reasons behind their strained relationship.
In recent times, the brothers have experienced a tumultuous relationship, marked by significant tension and sibling rivalry, especially highlighted during Harry and Meghan Markle's departure from the Royal Family in 2020.
Following their decision to step down as senior royals, the couple relocated to the US.
The rift between the brothers came to public attention through an explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, during which Harry briefly touched upon the strained relationship with his elder brother, William.
Initially, it was believed that the rift between William and Harry stemmed from the Duke of Sussex's association with Meghan.
The 39-year-old recounted a physical altercation with his brother at Frogmore Cottage, citing concerns over the behaviour of the Duchess of Sussex.
However, a new source has revealed that the brothers’ rift is due to a long-standing row over conservation.
"They are both very passionate about saving protected species but didn’t always share the same view about how to run projects in Africa," the source claimed.
“It was alleged that while William supports community-led initiatives to help locals preserve the land themselves, Harry prefers an interventionist, hands-on approach. "He felt that you need a more hands-on approach to ensure wildlife habitats were securely protected to enact change quickly," the source added.
In his memoir Spare, Harry disclosed a disagreement with his brother's perspective, asserting that he believed intervention was necessary to facilitate the coexistence of animals and people.
"Fences are increasingly having to be used to separate the two, and try to keep the peace," he wrote.
He shared, "Once a fence is up, you are now managing a parcel of land. Different rules have to apply, whether we like it or not. Under these conditions human intervention in stabilising nature might be required by park managers."