How the Coronavirus Could Permanently Fix Prince Harry and Prince William’s Fragile Relationship
Well before Megxit was announced and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry left the U.K. for a new life in Los Angeles, California, there were rumors of turmoil within the British royal family. Though they’d been as thick and thieves for the majority of their lives, there were rumblings of a disconnect between Prince Harry and Prince William.
As William began to shoulder more responsibility as the future Crowned King, it seemed that Harry was cast in the background. Royal insiders also suggested that the elder prince was concerned his young brother was rushing his romance with Meghan.
Almost a year and a half after the Sussexes’ wed, Prince Harry addressed the reported strife between himself and his brother. However, despite Megxit and amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it appears that the pair may be on the way to mending their fragile relationship.
Prince Harry and Prince William have very different outlooks on life
For years, Harry and William’s differing personalities is what made them stand out. Unfortunately, their different views on life began to interfere with their relationship with one another. However, when addressing the strife between himself and his older brother, Prince Harry made it clear that there was still a lot of love there.
“Part of this role and part of this job and this family, being under the pressure that it’s under, stuff happens but we’re brothers,” Prince Harry revealed in ITV’s Harry and Meghan: An African Journey. “We’ll always be brothers, and we’re certainly on different paths at the moment, but I’ll always be there for him, and he’ll always be there for me. We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we’re so busy, but I love him dearly, and the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing, but you know, as brothers you have good days, you have bad days.”
Much of their different perspective seems to stem from the tragic loss of their mother Princess Diana in 1997. “They just have entirely different parallel narratives about a whole bunch of stuff,” ITV anchor Tom Bradby explained to Good Morning America. “One of which is about their mother’s death. Harry feels quite simply that the press killed his mother and is now in danger of trying to damage his wife. William has a more nuanced view of that.”‘
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may revise their Megixt plan
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Sussexes had to rush their move to LA, and it’s not at all what Harry expected it would be. Aside from volunteering, the pair have been unable to be out and about to fly to the U.K. to check in with the royal family.
“[Harry] cannot believe’ how his life has been turned upside down,” an insider told Daily Mail. It’s not simply the big move that has made the prince weary, it’s also life following the pandemic.
“The biggest issue really has been the timing,” a royal insider told Express. “Moving at the moment is incredibly difficult. Harry and Meghan have uprooted their life and have been unable to properly immerse themselves into LA life and get settled. Harry is hoping that once the lockdown is lifted things will be a lot easier and they will fall into step with the pace of life there.”
At present, the royal family is set to reevaluate Megxit in 2021.
Prince William and Prince Harry are more connected then they’ve been in recent years
Prince Harry’s feelings of isolation amid the pandemic have led him to mend fences with his family, especially his older brother. “Harry’s admitted it’s hit home that Charles and the Queen aren’t going to be around forever,” an insider told Us Weekly.
This realization has prompted the royal brothers to leave their differences in the past. “Meghan told her inner circle of friends that Harry has been communicating with Prince William and the Queen on a pretty consistent basis,” an insider told Daily Mail. “She said this world crisis has actually brought them all closer together, especially Harry and his brother. Harry has made it very clear to them that he will do whatever he can to help from Canada. Meghan said they are grateful, especially Harry, that they could spend time with his family before all this insanity began.”
We’re just glad that tension between the pair is easing. Hopefully, they will totally back in sync by the time the pandemic comes to a close.