Prince Harry and Prince William Feud Is Not the Worst Royal Family Rift

For many royal fans, the Prince Harry and Prince William feud is tragic. The two brothers have gone through great personal tragedies by each other’s side and are known to be very close. Still, in recent years, the two have had a very public falling out, with Harry speaking out about the fact that he and his older brother are on “different paths.” In fact, Prince William and Harry’s relationship may never be the same again.

While this particular feud hits pop culture aficionados a little differently, the tension between Harry and William is far from the first time that a feud within the royal family has made headlines. 

Prince William and Prince Harry feud is grabbing headlines. In this image, the brothers are walking next to each other.
Prince William and Prince Harry | Yui Mok/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Princess Diana and Duchess Camilla had royal family drama

It wouldn’t be surprising if the William and Harry feud lasted a long time. The late Princess Diana and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were at odds for years. Once Diana found out about the other woman’s affair with her husband, Prince Charles, a full-blown feud developed. Reportedly, Diana even confronted Camilla about the affair, telling her “‘I know what’s going on between you and Charles and I just want you to know that.'” 

The confrontation between the two women didn’t change things, and Charles and Diana went on to get divorced in 1996. Diana tragically died one year later. Many royal fans still hold a grudge against the Duchess of Cornwall for the way that her relationship with Charles started, and for the pain that it caused the late Diana. 

Royal family drama includes Princess Diana’s brother

In the years after Diana’s death, her brother, Charles Spencer, has spoken out multiple times against the royal family. Most notably, he slammed the royals for making William and Harry walk behind their mother’s coffin, calling the experience “bizarre and cruel.” Some reports have claimed that the queen isn’t happy with Spencer’s habit of not holding back, and over the years, Spencer has definitely created some distance between himself and the royals. 

Thomas Markle is not a fan of the royals

The problems between Thomas Markle and the royal family began in 2018, in the weeks leading up to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s wedding to Harry. After Markle staged paparazzi photographs that featured him getting ready for the wedding, a windstorm of bad press started trailing him, and reports started circulating that Thomas Markle and Meghan were no longer speaking.

In the wake of the feud rumors, Thomas Markle began talking about his troubled relationship with his daughter — and trashing the royal family in the process. These days, Thomas Markle and Meghan are reportedly still estranged, and it seems unlikely that the two will reconcile anytime soon. 

Meghan Markle and her sister are at odds

Thomas Markle isn’t the only member of the Markle family who has caused tension within the royal family. Samantha Markle, Meghan’s estranged half-sister, has been outspoken about her problems with her younger sister since late 2017. Not only has Samantha Markle openly admitted to using the royal family to make money, claiming that “let’s face it, we all have to survive. Money makes the world go round, so if you want to call that cashing in, that’s fine. I think no one in media would refuse a paycheck for talking about the royals and as a family, we’re not subject to royal protocol, certainly here in America.”

As for Meghan, she’s admitted that she’s never really had a relationship with her half-sister, telling Oprah Winfrey: “I think it would be hard to ‘tell all’ when you don’t know me…I grew up as an only child, which everyone who grew up around me knows.”

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