Prince William and Prince Harry Revealed It Was Frustrating to Live Together For This Reason

Prince William and Prince Harry once revealed what it was really like to live together — and it wasn’t always pretty. Roommates are bound to have their differences and siblings living together can find themselves butting heads often. William and Harry shared just how challenging it was to share a cottage during military training.

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Prince Harry and Prince William shared a house during RAF training

Rather than live with other Royal Air Force (RAF) trainees at the base, Prince Harry and Prince William lived together in a small cottage during training in 2009.

There were definitely some highs and lows for the two during that time as writer Angela Levin shared in the 2018 biography Harry: Conversations with the Prince that the two had “brother-bonding” from this time together.

The brothers spoke about their living arrangement in an interview at the time and they were quite humorous about the situation. Prince Harry said of the arrangement: “It’s for the first time and the last time we’ll be living together, I assure you of that.”

Levin shared: “William, who Kate devotedly cooked for and even ran his bath, insisted he did all the cooking and had to tidy up after his messy brother.”

Prince William did admit in the interview: “It’s been a fairly emotional experience,” with William explaining how he fed his brother “and [Harry] does do the washing up but then he leaves it in the sink.” Harry quipped: “Oh, the lies, the lies.”

Then there was the matter of Prince Harry snoring, which William was rather annoyed by, as it kept him awake all night, with Harry noting, “They’re going to think we’re sharing a bed now!”

Levin said of their interview: “It was entertaining but equally obvious that the two princes were determined to stay in control and avoid probing questions.” They definitely kept the conversation light and comedic.

Levin also shared a moment when the brothers weren’t cracking jokes, explaining, “Harry admitted: ‘Exams have never been my favorite and I always knew that I was going to find it harder than most people.’ William immediately showed his caring side, in a way that was reminiscent of how he tried to help mother when she was in despair, by lavishing praise on his younger brother.”

Prince William confessed his frustrations about living with Harry

Prince William once admitted jokingly how frustrating it was to live with Prince Harry. Following a charity event he attended in Finland in 2017, Prince William was asked about Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle and noted: “The family is all very excited, delighted for them both and wishing them all the happiness in this very exciting time.”

He added: “And for me personally, I hope it means he stays out of my fridge, and stop him scrounging off all my food like he’s done over the last few years. I’m pretty excited.”

He continued: “It’s a fantastic process to go through — the engagement and the buildup to the wedding. They’ve got a lot of happy times ahead of him and they’re very caught up in the moment and I wish them all the happiness and success in planning the wedding. I hope it goes really well.”