Prince Harry and brother William ‘haven’t been truly happy together’ since key moment six years ago

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in 2018 it was a day of pure joy for the couple. However, it also appears the event was the last time Harry and his brother Prince William were happy in one another's company.

William was Harry's best man on the day and their brotherly unity at the wedding carries a sombre significance today, according to royal author Robert Hardman

“With the benefit of hindsight, we’re left feeling it was one of the last times they were happy in each other’s company,” he said. “You can’t help looking back and thinking what might have been, but at the time it all felt very relaxed and friendly.”

William was Harry's best man at his wedding
William was Harry's best man at his wedding -Credit:Getty Images

Harry and Meghan's unforgettable ceremony took place in St George’s Chapel on a bright and sunny Saturday 19 May. Guests began to arrive at 9.30am, with the likes of Idris Elba, James Blunt, Oprah Winfrey, James Corden, Carey Mulligan, Tom Hardy, Sir Elton John, Serena Williams, the Beckhams, the Clooneys and Meghan’s Suits co-stars all taking their seats in the chapel.

The 600-strong guest list also featured a host of global politicians and dignitaries, while royals in attendance included Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the then Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, the then Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke of York, Sarah, Duchess of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Zara and Mike Tindall, the then Earl and Countess of Wessex, Edward and Sophie, and their two children, as well as Peter and Autumn Phillips and members of the Middleton and Parker Bowles families.

William and Harry were all smiles on the big day
William and Harry were all smiles on the big day -Credit:Getty Images

Though the bride’s mother Doria Ragland was a guest of honour, it was announced two days before the wedding that Meghan’s father Thomas Markle would not attend on health grounds. Instead, Charles would walk Meghan part of the way down the aisle.

Harry, who had required the permission of Queen Elizabeth to keep his beard, arrived at the chapel with best man William just after 11.30am, both looking sharp in their Blues and Royals frock-coat uniforms.

The couple tied the knot in 2018
The couple tied the knot in 2018 -Credit:AFP via Getty Images

As Meghan made her way into the chapel, she was closely followed by six bridesmaids and four page boys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, together with the children of close friends.

As Harry and Meghan exchanged vows and said, “I will”, loud cheers could be heard from outside the chapel, causing the couple and the congregation to giggle

After being proclaimed husband and wife and signing the register, they delighted fans by sharing a kiss on the chapel steps.