Is Prince William Trying to ‘Outdo’ Prince Harry and Meghan Markle With This Move?

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex officially stepped down from royal duties in March. But even before then there were signs of cracks in Harry’s relationship with his older brother, Prince William.

The younger prince addressed the rift between them during the 2019 documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Prince William
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Prince William | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

“Inevitably stuff happens. But we’re brothers, we’ll always be brothers. We’re certainly on different paths at the moment,” Harry said, adding, “I’ll always be there for him and as I know, he’ll always be there for me. The majority of stuff is created out of nothing. As brothers, we have good days and we have bad days.”

Several reports have claimed that their feud started because William questioned Harry’s choice to marry Meghan and never fully welcomed her into the royal fold.

The Sussexes eventually traded in the royal spotlight for Tinseltown and back in the U.K., some believe that William is determined not to let Harry and Meghan outshine the monarchy.

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When Prince Harry and former Suits star announced their bombshell decision to leave royal life behind, they said that they would “work to become financially independent.” But for the most part, they have laid low since arriving in Los Angeles.

“They do need to make money,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight. “They’ve been in LA since March, they left the royal family at the end of March, and as yet, they haven’t actually earned anything.”

In June, Page Six reported that the pair may have just found a way to do that as they signed with a top-notch speaking agency that earns its high-profile clients $1 million per speech.

Prince William is doing more of those since Harry and Meghan’s exit

Prince William, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry
Prince William, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry | Eddie Mulholland – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Not to be outdone, speeches are something Prince William has been doing more frequently since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex left The Firm.

Body language expert Judi James spoke to The Express about the Duke of Cambridge’s increase in speaking engagements and how he has refined his delivery following Megxit.

“Prince William’s skills at speech-making did start early,” she said. “Suited and booted, he made one of his first speeches to a celebrity audience at the age of 10, when his mother, Diana, lovingly but firmly introduced him as ‘the man of the family’ before pushing him forward to stand on a box and welcome guests to her Xmas party.”

James added that “Despite the years spent honing his skills though, it’s only recently that William has begun to develop signs of genuine stage-craft, speaking with a new edge at a time that coincides perfectly with his brother Harry’s launch on the celebrity circuit. William’s recent BAFTA speech was a revelation though, suggesting he had been working on his delivery in a bid to keep up with or even outdo the Sussexes.”

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