Prince Harry Needs His Brother Prince William’s Support Now More Than Ever

These are trying times in the royal family. Most notably, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are under so much pressure to perform, and it seems like every move they make is cast in a negative light. Even though Prince Harry is used to getting so much attention, the strain it’s putting on their marriage is likely significant.

In the whole entire world, there’s only one person who fully understands what the Duke of Sussex is going through and that’s his older brother, Prince William. These two used to be so close until something drove them apart. Rumor has it the issue stems from Prince William warning Harry not to rush into marriage. But who knows if that’s what really happened?

It’s true that Prince William and Prince Harry have vastly different roles to fill in the world. However, the best thing Harry can do right now is lean on his older brother for support.

Prince William and Prince Harry
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Prince William has been in the spotlight longer

It’s only recently that the media began taking such a keen interest in everything Prince Harry was doing. Before he met and married Meghan Markle, plus had his son Archie, the Duke of Sussex was seen as more of a sidekick. They even used to call him “the spare heir” as a rude nickname.

Meanwhile, the world has been obsessed with the man who will eventually become king for his entire life. Both Prince William and Kate Middleton had frequent run-ins with overly aggressive photographers while they were dating, even when they were just 20-somethings in college.

If anyone has advice for handling life in the limelight and not letting it break down the relationship, it’s Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle | Stephen Pond/Getty Images

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a rock-solid marriage

Not only have they been dealing with fame longer, but Prince William and Kate Middleton have a remarkably strong relationship. Plus they’ve been married for almost ten times longer than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It may not seem like a lot, but they likely have relationship advice to share as members of the royal family who are clearly making it work.

Royal expert Angela Mollard discussed this exact issue on the Royals podcast. “If Harry does have any sense, he will rely on William and that relationship will be repaired going forward. He does have tremendous wisdom as a brother, so fingers crossed,” she said.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle face one major problem

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Mollard also alluded to the reality that both Meghan Markle and Prince Harry come from homes with divorced parents. This makes them statistically more likely to split up themselves. “I think they have to have a marriage that is stronger than most, and I think that’s going to be very, very hard. The reason I think it’s going to be hard is that neither of them have had a model of a successful relationship,” she explained.

“I don’t like the phrase ‘broken family’, but they haven’t seen people solve their problems. That’s not their model of a mum and dad, solving issues.” 

It’ll be interesting to see if Prince Harry follows through with this advice and finally rekindles his relationship with his older brother, or if he continues assuming he can do everything by himself.