Prince Harry Just Openly Insulted Prince William With This Subtle Comment

As far as royal followers are concerned, the so-called feud between Prince William and Prince Harry has reached a truce. No one knows exactly why it was going on in the first place — some claim it was due to Prince Harry overreacting to his brother’s advice about slowing down his relationship with Meghan Markle. Others claim it was a natural part of growing up and establishing fully separate identities.

But no matter the case, Prince William and Prince Harry are now at least civilized in each other’s company. That’s what makes it so surprising that the Duke of Sussex would make a potentially insulting public statement about Prince William and his family.

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Prince Harry became an outspoken advocate for environmental issues

Meghan Markle has been changing Prince Harry’s life in so many ways. Now he’s a man who dresses better, eats better, and even gets pedicures. He also cares more deeply about social issues, including the hot topic of climate change.

Recently, Prince Harry met with legendary activist and chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall to discuss some of the current issues the world is facing. During the course of their conversation, Prince Harry admitted that he’s more concerned than ever about the future now that he’s become a father.

“I view it differently now, without question,” he said. “But I’ve always wanted to try and ensure that, even before having a child and hoping to have children.”

Ever worried about the increasing population, Goodall responded to him saying, “Not too many.” And then Prince Harry confirmed, “Two, maximum.”

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Today, The Duke of Sussex met with young people doing ground-breaking work in their communities as part of Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Global Leadership gathering. Started in 1991 by world renowned ethologist and primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, with just 12 high school students in Tanzania, Roots & Shoots brings together young people from around the world who are leading projects in their communities to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment. Today @RootsAndShoots has over 150,000 groups in over 50 countries – the collective power of these young people is limitless. His Royal Highness believes that people are at the heart of conservation and sustainability and that in order to succeed we need an inclusive, community-centred approach. In his roles as President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke has met young people from around the world who are leading the way with creative sustainability solutions and campaigns – it is thanks to the creativity of young people’s minds, that we can turn the tide and preserve our planet for future generations. After listening to presentations on endangered species, reducing plastic waste and embracing the wild, The Duke had the chance to thank all the young people taking part for their efforts and the difference they are making every single day. As a continuation of our monthly social awareness approach, for July we turned our attention to following accounts featuring the environment. @JaneGoodallInst, founder of Roots & Shoots, is one of those selected profiles, having dedicated her life’s work to bettering our environment and world. To learn more, visit @RootsAndShoots. Photo©️ PA images

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His statement subtly criticized the larger Cambridge family

While Prince Harry didn’t come out and say that larger family sizes are detrimental to the environment, his implication was clear. The Duke of Sussex clearly plans to “do his part” to combat the reckless consumption of natural resources by limiting the number of children he has. But there’s just one problem — his brother Prince William already has more than two kids.

Not only does Prince William have three children, but there are also rumors of a potential fourth baby, too. Royal fans point out that Queen Elizabeth herself had four kids and there’s a chance Prince William will want to emulate his grandmother. Plus, the Duchess of Cambridge admitted she was feeling “broody” at a public outing in Ireland (that’s the British equivalent of desiring a baby).

Some royal followers are calling Prince Harry a hypocrite

However, even Prince Harry’s noble decision to keep his family small isn’t enough to placate the critics. They point out that the Duke of Sussex is known for taking private jets to events when he could easily save money and fossil fuels by riding a train.

Plus, the couple just spent $3 million of taxpayer money to renovate their new home. If “every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference,” as Prince Harry says, then he also has some work to do with limiting his own carbon footprint.

There’s a good chance that Prince Harry didn’t realize how his statement about only having two children would sound to his older brother. But either way, Prince William can rest easy that even Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t perfect when it comes to saving the planet.