Royal Rift Between Prince Harry and Prince William? Harry Addresses Feud Rumors for the First Time

Prince Harry has spoken for the first time about rumors of a royal rift between him and older brother Prince William, saying the siblings are on "different paths."

Harry, 35, addressed the tabloid speculation of a feud while speaking to ITV's Tom Bradby earlier this month in Africa. An ITV camera crew tailed Harry and his wife Meghan Markle for the documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which aired in the U.K. on Sunday and airs on ABC on Wednesday.

Bradby asked: "There's been a lot of news in the press about rifts with your brother. How much of that is true?"

"Part of this role, part of this job, this family, being under the pressure which it's under, inevitably stuff happens. But we are brothers. We will always be brothers," Harry responded.

'As brothers you have good days, you have bad days'

Prince Harry says the 'majority of stuff' written about his relationship with his brother William is 'created out of nothing' and adds: 'I love him dearly' #HarryAndMeghan

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"We are certainly on different paths at the moment, but I will always be there for him, and as I know he will always be there for me. We don't see each other as much as we used to as we are so busy. But I love him dearly and you know the majority of the stuff is probably—well, the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing. But as brothers, you have good days and you have bad days," he added.

Speculation about the brothers' supposedly fraught relationship began emerging last year as Harry prepared to marry Markle.

The royals fueled further rumors of tension between the two couples when Harry and Markle split their royal household from Prince William and Kate Middleton's at Kensington Palace in March. Harry and Meghan created their own office to oversee their public engagements and press inquiries.

In June, Harry and Markle also split from the Royal Foundation, the organization Harry and William created in 2009 to carry out their philanthropic work. "These changes are designed to best complement the work and responsibilities of Their Royal Highnesses as they prepare for their future roles, and to better align their charitable activity with their new households," Kensington Palace said at the time.

Earlier this month, the Royal Foundation website was overhauled, removing mentions of projects backed by Harry and Markle, as well as listing William and Middleton as its sole principals.

Markle also made news headlines on Monday, after the ITV documentary special aired in the U.K., after she admitted to reporter Tom Bradby she has been affected by negative press coverage about her in the British tabloid media.

"It's not enough just to survive something," Markle said. "That's not the point of life. You've got to thrive. You've got to be happy."

"I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried. I really tried. But I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging."