Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have split their household from Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton, and they’ve moved away from the Cambridge clan –leaving their 2-bedroom apartment at Kensington Palace for their sprawling estate in Windsor–Frogmore Cottage. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to welcome their first child, and they have also been yearning for more space and privacy. However, there is also another major reason for the big move and split.
Though Prince Harry and Prince William have always been close –especially after the tragic death of their mother, Princess Diana, and they’ve always worked together, the princes have really drifted apart in the last several years.
Why have Prince William and Prince Harry broken away from each other?
Though the princes have worked together on numerous charities and at various royal engagements throughout the years–their new dynamics as married men and fathers has changed their relationship drastically. A royal insider told People, “It was only going to work until they married — and it went on a while longer than perhaps was originally thought.”
Though the press was hoping for a Fab Four dynamic when Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, it didn’t really pan out that way. A source told People, “It’s a shame. There was power in that unity and great strength in the foursome, but I see why it is happening. There is always that tension: trying to do the PR thing and then realizing that they are just real people. They want their own place and their own things.”
Why did Prince William and Prince Harry start feuding?
It looks like the royal rift between Prince William and Prince Harry began in 2016 when the younger prince introduced Meghan Markle to his family. Prince William reportedly questioned the former actress’ intentions and asked his little brother to take it slow. This is sound advice, however, it caused the red-headed prince to dive off the deep end. According to Daily Mail, “Harry went mental and accused his brother of trying to finish their relationship before it had started.”
Unfortunately, because Prince Harry could not protect his mother from the press and prying paparazzi he has become obsessive about protecting Markle. A royal courtier told The Sun, “It’s my opinion that Harry feels he couldn’t protect his mother, so he’s going all out to protect his wife. This is his way of atoning.” Things haven’t been the same between the brothers since.
Will Prince Harry and Prince William ever make up?
Though the brothers aren’t exactly as close as they once were, they aren’t at each other’s throats or anything like that. With Baby Sussex’s arrival — there might be room for them to get close once again. A royal insider told People, “There is never any doubt that they will be there for each other 100 percent and support each other when it matters. Maybe they’ll come back together a little later. It’s another stage in the growing up. Sometimes you have to break away in order to come back.”
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