Prince Harry and Prince William’s Feud Was So Bad They Weren’t on Speaking Terms

Ever since Meghan Markle joined the royal family, there has been this constant buzzing that there is a growing rift between Prince Harry and Prince William. Though much of the rumors have focused on Markle and Kate Middleton, there has been a growing interest in the relationship between the two brothers. Recent moves by the family have only fueled the rumors. And while many people may have dismissed the rumors as just that, rumors, a recent Vanity Fair article brings the relationship between the two brothers back into the spotlight.

Prince William (L) and Prince Harry (R)
Prince William (L) and Prince Harry (R) | Eddie Mulholland – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry began dating in 2016

Prince Harry and Markle met through a mutual acquaintance three years ago. The two quickly connected and began dating shortly after their initial meeting. It wasn’t long before the paparazzi started talking about the couple’s relationship.

The royal family is no stranger to paparazzi obsessing over the relationships of their young princes. Prince William married Middleton in 2011 after dating his former classmate for nearly a decade. Perhaps it was Prince William’s difficult relationship the media or his long relationship with Middleton that caused the eldest prince to caution his brother about moving too quickly with his new love. 

The relationship between Princes Harry and William has been under stress for a while

The public has speculated that there has been an ongoing feud between Middleton and Markle that has caused ongoing strain the two royal couples. However, according to Vanity Fair, it appears that the issues may stem from the brothers and not their wives.

According to a recent article, Prince Harry did not take too fondly to his brother’s comments to slow things down with Markle. A source told the magazine that Prince William thought that Prince Harry and Markle got engaged too soon, noting: “William had concerns and Harry resented that. Harry also felt that William and Kate hadn’t made enough effort with Meghan.” 

Things were reportedly pretty bad between the brothers, with the source adding that there was a point that the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex did not speak to each other. However, after the birth of Markle and Prince Harry’s first child, it appears that things have improved. 

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton were recently seen out together

Markle and Middleton took a break from their royal duties and family obligations and attended Wimbledon this year. The match featured a faceoff between Markle’s longtime friend, Serena Williams, and Romanian tennis player Simona Halep. 

This marked the second year in a row that the two attended Wimbledon together. Last year, Markle and Middleton attended the event shortly after Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding. This year, the two were joined by Middleton’s sister, Pippa. The three women were all smiles as they watched the event, almost squashing memories of rumored feuding. 

Is the royal feud between Prince William and Prince Harry over?

Prince Harry and Prince William have never remarked on the status of their relationship. Like most siblings, they are going to have their ups and downs. The Vanity Fair source notes that not only have things got a lot better since Archie was born, but the splitting of the households has also made things easier for the two families. 

Prince Harry and Markle have always demanded a higher level of privacy than Prince William and Middleton. They are able to do this as they do not have the same demands placed on them as the future king and queen consort. This struggle to find balance, respect boundaries, and understand one another has likely led to misunderstandings and hurt feelings. For now, it appears that everyone is starting to find their place and the two families may be able to finally find some peace.