Does the Royal Family Like Each Other?

Recent reports of Prince William and Prince Harry’s alleged feud offers unique insight into what life behind palace gates must really be like. And, as it turns out, Prince Charles’s sons aren’t the only royal brothers with issues, which begs the question: Does the royal family like each other? We get to the bottom of it, ahead.

The royal family
The royal family has had its fair share of feuds. | Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Family feuds

A lot of pressure comes with life as a royal — but pressure doesn’t get in the way of the family’s relationship with each other. Many of their issues stem from jealousy, money, and fear of being pushed out due to royal succession. After all, working with your family can be stressful — so much so that some choose to move away from their siblings and the limelight. But, do certain members of the royal family actually hate each other? Below, take a closer look at some of the biggest royal feuds, plus how the royal family really feels about each other.

Prince William and Prince Harry

We never thought we’d see the day when Prince William and Prince Harry feud. But, the once thick-as-thieves brothers have recently experienced some growing pains in their relationship. Apparently, it all stems from Prince Harry not wanting to like in the shadows of the future king. The rumors are most-likely fabricated, but Prince Harry is allegedly requesting a split between Kensington Palace (House Cambridge and House Sussex) so that he and Meghan Markle can carry out their own royal duties separate from his brother and sister-in-law.

On the heels of their alleged argument, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to ditch their original plans of moving to the main living quarters of Kensington Palace (where Prince Wiliam and Kate Middleton live) and will instead move to the countryside to raise their baby. The timing is horrible, as many believe it has to do with wanting to get away from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. But, the real reason Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are moving is to keep their child away from the limelight.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
Despite the rumors, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle get along just fine. | Clive Mason/Getty Images

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle

With the rumors of Prince William and Prince Harry running wild, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle always have a rumored tiff. But, as it turns out, their alleged hatred for each other is nonexistent and any issues between the two women are because of their husbands. Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s relationship is friendly, as they have made an effort to get along.

Prince Charles and Prince Andrew

Buckle up because Prince Charles and Prince Andrew’s relationship (and on-going feud) is a roller coaster. At its core, Prince Charles and Prince Andrew’s on-going disagreements seem to stem from jealousy on Andrew’s part. The Duke of York is allegedly envious of his brother’s destiny and financial stability. He also worries that his immediate family (himself, Princess Eugenie, and Princess Beatrice) could end up pushed out of royal life once Prince Charles becomes king.

Camilla Parker Bowles and Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth and Camilla Parker Bowles have had their fair share of differences — and name calling. After Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles affair shook up the royal family, the queen banned her from Buckingham Palace. On top of that, she once had a little too much to drink and called Camilla a “wicked woman.” Most recently, rumors surfaced around a potential plot to get Queen Elizabeth to step down ahead of Prince Charles’s 70th birthday. Obviously, it didn’t work out though, as she is still the monarch and Prince Charles’s birthday was in November.

Despite their quarrels, Queen Elizabeth and Camilla Park Bowles try to get along for the sake of their family and The Crown.

Does the royal family like each other?

For the most part, members of the royal family like each other. But, like most families, they have their differences — some of which end up in the press. They all have immense respect for the queen and show it in the duties to The Crown. On top of that, they put their differences aside and are always there for big life moments like royal weddings, christenings, and welcoming new royal babies.

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