Is Prince Harry Living out Prince William’s Lifelong Dream of a Life in America?
Growing up, Prince Willam and Prince Harry were always close. Though they were on two different paths as the heir and the spare, their parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana made sure that they were always connected. The brothers remained close for years, with Prince Harry even revealing that his older brother pushed him to seek therapy when he was struggling with the loss of their mother.
Unfortunately, the brothers bond was reportedly strained in 2016 when Prince William cautioned the Duke of Sussex about moving too quickly with his now-wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Prince Harry was reportedly deeply offended considering the fact that he’s always embraced, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as the sister he’s never had.
Now, following Megxit, the royal brothers have been repairing their relationship and it seems that amid all of the chaos and drama, and with the Susssexes moving to LA, Prince Harry is living out a lifelong dream of Prince William’s.
Prince William hasn’t always embraced royal life
Prince Harry had reportedly been unhappy as a member of the British royal family for several years. Though he adores his family, it seems that he still has long-held resentments about living life on a global stage, especially considering the tragic way his mother died. “We are involved in modernizing the British monarchy. We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people,” the Duke of Sussex told Newsweek. “Is there anyone of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.”
Prince William has also shared his younger brother’s sentiments in the past. Though the future Crowned King has fully embraced his fate, he resented the fact that he would be king for many years.
“We talked about our children, and [Princess Diana] said William often told her that he didn’t really want to be king, and then Harry would say, ‘If you don’t want the job I’ll have it,’” journalist Jeremy Paxman recalled.
Prince William wanted to spend time in America away from the royal family
When Prince William was a college student at St. Andrew’s University from 2001 to 2004, he enjoyed a level of normalcy and anonymity that he’d never experienced before. The royal family and the university took his privacy very seriously, and his relationship with Kate even flew under the radar for some time.
Upon graduation, Prince William considered taking some time away from his royal life in America. “Having enjoyed a degree of privacy as a student at St Andrews, perhaps it’s not such a surprise that William has announced his intention to spend a few years living in the US after he finishes his degree,” reporter Louisa Pearson explained at the time. “Work in a gallery or auction house, and the possibility of a postgraduate degree, have apparently been discussed.”
Unfortunately, Prince William never got the opportunity to take a gap year in America. He went on to the Sandhurst Military Academy instead.
Prince Harry could be living out Prince William’s lifelong dream
Now that the royal brothers are rebuilding their relationship, Prince Harry has reportedly been leaning on his brother. “Moving to a completely different country is never easy for anyone, including Harry,” US Weekly reports. “And he wasn’t expecting to be faced with so many obstacles.”
Prince William has urged his brother to return to London, at least until things calm down. However, Prince Harry is excited about this new phase of his life. He thinks life in LA is “a breath of fresh air from his former duties,” according to US Weekly.
It appears, that Prince Harry is living out Prince William’s lifelong dream.