Prince Harry has turned down an invitation to his close friend’s wedding and one royal expert believes it’s all to do with his feud with Prince William.

Harry and William

Prince Harry is avoiding Prince William

Hugh Grosvenor, the 7th Duke of Westminster, is getting married to Olivia Henson on June 7 at Chester Cathedral. Hugh is a close friend of both Harry and William and members of the Royal Family are expected to be in attendance on his big day.

However, the Duke of Sussex has turned down a “save the date” to the wedding. Royal author Tom Quinn claims Harry initially had second thoughts about skipping the ceremony, but ultimately doesn’t want to see his brother again.

Hugh Grosvenor
Hugh Grosvenor is getting married next month 
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William and Harry
Prince Harry doesn’t want to see his brother 
Getty Images)Speaking exclusively to The Mirror, Tom said: “Harry’s decision not to attend his old friend the Hugh Grosvenor’s wedding was probably inevitable once he realised his brother would be there. A friend of Harry’s said: ‘Harry definitely had second thoughts about turning down the invitation to Hugh’s wedding but he can’t bear the idea of being in the same building as his brother let alone the same room’.”

Tom also said Harry “felt he should have been usher” at the wedding. He explained: “Harry hates the idea of completely losing touch with his old Etonian and army friends and he was close to Hugh Grosvenor, but attending a wedding at which his brother will be an usher is just history repeating itself in the most painful way.”

He added: “Harry felt he should have been invited to be an usher, but once again his brother takes precedence.” Tom’s comments come after a source claimed Harry was “triggered” to decline the invitation when he found out William was being made an usher.

Harry and William
The brothers are no longer close 
Getty Images)A source told The Express: “William was asked to take up a leading role in the wedding and that’s what triggered Harry to decline an invitation. It was the final nail in the coffin.” They added: “Harry was very close to Hugh growing up so everyone thought it would have been him taking up a leading role, not William.”

It was initially reported that Harry didn’t receive an invitation to Hugh’s wedding. However, it was later revealed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were given a “save the date card” a few months ago, but felt it would “be too awkward” to attend amid their feud with the Royal Family.