Are Prince William and Kate Middleton Really Distancing Themselves From Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?

As always, there are a lot of rumors swirling around the royal family. Currently, many royal watchers seem to be harping on the fact that Prince Harry’s name was taken off the Royal Foundation website. Some media outlets have pointed to this as a sign that Prince William and Kate Middleton are distancing themselves from Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle. 

A publication called New Idea recently came out with a piece claiming they had definitive proof of this ‘distancing’. So is it true? Are the two royal brothers feuding?

What is the issue between the Sussexes and Cambridges?

Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Kate Middleton attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey.
Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Kate Middleton | Paul Grover- WPA Pool/Getty Images

There have been rumors that there is a rift between Prince William and Prince Harry for a while now. When Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry moved to Frogmore Cottage, some said they were distancing themselves from the rest of the family.

In reality, these two just wanted their own space to grow their family. That’s similar to what’s happening with these new rumors. Tabloids like New Idea have latched on to the issue with the foundation website.

In reality, Prince Harry’s name was taken off the website because he is starting his own foundation with Duchess Meghan. When kids grow up, they move out of the house — it doesn’t mean they hate their family.

Since meeting and marrying Markle, Prince Harry has grown as a person. The two have started their own initiatives as a couple. He’s moving on from the things he used to do with his brother. 

The foundation is something he and Prince William started together in 2009. Now, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are starting their own foundation: Sussex Royal Foundation. According to official press releases, they’ll still work on some projects with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but they’re also branching out into new ventures separately.

Prince Harry and Prince William are all grown up, and it’s not surprising that they’re not as joined at the hip as they used to be. According to sources quoted in People Magazine: “The separation is a ‘natural progression’ and not a breakup.”

Irresponsible reporting spreads rumors about Prince Harry and Prince William

Many media outlets have been trying to rustle up drama in the royal family for decades. Sometimes the reporting can be downright irresponsible. There is no evidence to support the claims that there was a rift between the two families. 

Spokespeople for the foundation and the family have made it clear that this is not the end of Prince Harry and Prince William’s collaborative effort and for charity.

Prince Harry still isn’t used to the bad press

Tabloids can be very vicious in their coverage of Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry. The treatment of these two has been compared to how Princess Diana was treated back in the 90s. 

Even though Prince Harry grew up surrounded by media scandals, he still isn’t used to the treatment. He has lashed out at the media for their terrible treatment of his mother, and now his wife.

He and Duchess Meghan aren’t taking these attacks lying down. They’re suing one news outlet for false reporting. While we’re not sure if they can change everything, we certainly hope they can encourage more truthful coverage in the future.