Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Refuse To Be ‘Controlled’ By Prince William

The rift between Prince Harry and Prince William is getting larger by the week. In the latest report, Duke and Duchess of Sussex want to get out from under William and Kate Middleton because they refuse to be controlled by them. Inside sources claim this is why the couple split houses with the Cambridges and quite the joint charity they set up last year called the Royal Foundation.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go their own way

Royal expert Duncan Larcombe believes the decision to split households is a clear sign that Harry and Markle want more freedom within the ranks of the royal family. In a recent interview, Larcombe said it was strange that the couples decided to break up their households, especially considering how they are all supporting similar causes. The only plausible explanation, as far as Larcombe is concerned, is that there is a major rift between the brothers.

“It is clear that Meghan and Harry were initially prepared to slot in under the wing of William and Kate but that’s not how they feel a year on,” Larcombe argued.

Larcombe has a good point. Just last year, the media dubbed William, Middleton, Harry, and Markle the “Fab Four” and all signs pointed to a promising partnership for years to come. According to The Sun, that is why they all formed the Royal Foundation together and even held a joint Q&A session, where all four discussed their goals for the organization.

The forum was supposed to happen on a yearly basis, but that all changed after rumors of a feud surfaced a few months ago. The Royal Foundation has since confirmed Markle and Harry’s departure, though William and Middleton are expected to continue working with the charity.

Why is Prince Harry splitting off now?

For years, Harry willingly followed William in most of his royal work. That all changed, however, once Prince Harry met Meghan Markle. Now that he is married and has a family of his own, Harry has reportedly shown a renewed interest in enjoying a more independent existence, out from underneath the shadow of his older brother.

William on the other hand, is used to controlling Harry at every turn, which is why the Duke of Sussex decided it was time to get out.

For her part, Markle has been helping Harry become more independent. With Markle at his side, Harry is determined to forge his own path in life and wants to pursue different types of charitable work. Markle reportedly supports Harry’s decision and is looking forward to the next chapter in their marriage.

Is this the end of the Fab Four?

Although they will have separate households and are no longer working under the same charity, this is not the end of the road for Prince Harry and Prince William. Advisors within the royal family claim that Harry and William will still work together on various projects, they just won’t be as active together as they once were.

This news is a big setback for the Royal Foundation. The organization was banking on having the support of all four royals and will now have to settle with just William and Middleton.

Charity work aside, William and Harry are also breaking up their respective households. William and Middleton will retain their primary staff and will base their headquarters out of Kensington Palace. Harry and Markle, meanwhile, will be hiring their own staff and are expected to work in a different location.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to establish new charity

Now that they are out from under William and Middleton, Harry and Markle are set to establish their own charitable organization. It is unclear what the couple will call their new endeavor, though royal experts believe it will enable them to pursue their own passions.

Between Markle’s previous career as an actress and Harry’s royal upbringing, the new charity also enables the couple to harness the full power of their celebrity. It will be interesting to see how they brand their new work and what kind of charities they will support.

Harry and William have not commented on the rumors surrounding their alleged feud. William recently celebrated his 37th birthday and, while Kensington Palace congratulated him on social media, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not say a word about the Duke’s birthday on their official Instagram account.