The Sad Reason Why Prince Harry Resents Prince William

Relationships between siblings are almost always a bit complicated. Whether it be because there is competition, resentment, or just a clash in personality, just about no family can say that there was a time when the brothers and sisters didn’t have some sort of disagreement. For the members of the royal family, this fact is a harsh reality.

In recent months, fans are well aware that there has been tension in the royal family, most notably between Prince Harry and Prince William. It has been thought that the Cambridges and the Sussexes are at odds for several reasons. With Prince William and Prince Harry always having been so close, many are wondering how they possibly could have happened between the two of them.

Growing up in the public eye

Prince William and Prince Harry
Prince William and Prince Harry | Photo by Eddie Mulholland/Getty Images

Princess Diana was adamant about giving her two sons a normal life. Although she most likely knew that this was a difficult thing to do, it certainly didn’t stop her from doing everyday things that all children do, such as standing in line to purchase a fast food meal, taking them to theme parks, and stressing the importance of giving back to others through volunteer work, History Extra reports.  Through it all, the brothers always leaned on each other for support, and they were always there for one another whenever needed.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s whirlwind romance

View this post on Instagram

Today, we are excited to be able to announce details for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Africa! • In just two weeks, Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. This programme has been many months in the making, and The Duke and Duchess are eager to focus their energies on the great work being done in Southern Africa. From meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to joining ‘Waves for Change’ on Monwabisi Beach, the South Africa programme will be educational and inspiring. The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines. HRH will also travel to Malawi where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and will be working on the ground supporting local communities. The Duke is particularly proud to be able to deliver an exciting new initiative, a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership which he designed and consulted with Governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta. The Duchess will be working with local organisations to promote women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership. With such a textured culture and history, Their Royal Highnesses are grateful for the opportunity to connect with those on the ground in Southern Africa and to be inspired by the work being done and learn how they can be better supported. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust and The Duke’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke and Duchess cannot wait to meet with young leaders mobilising change and adding to the beauty of these Commonwealth countries • “We look forward to seeing you soon!” • Photo ©️ PA images / Tim Graham – Getty Images / @Sentebale /@AfricanParksNetwork / @YouthAlert

A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on

Although Prince Harry had a few serious girlfriends over the years, it is pretty safe to say that no one made him as happy as Meghan Markle. When the two of them went public with their relationship, they were already very serious, and fans knew that it was definitely the real deal. Markle seemed like the perfect match for Prince Harry, and it wasn’t long before she retired from her acting career to move across the pond to England so that they could be together.

According to Us Weekly, Markle and Prince Harry were together for less than a year before getting engaged, just a fraction of the time that Prince William and Kate Middleton dated before deciding to get married. The rest of the royals didn’t really even get a chance to know Markle very well, partly because she had been based in Toronto where her television show, Suits, was filmed. And also because things moved so quickly with Prince Harry.

Why does Prince Harry resent Prince William?

So, what are the hurt feelings all about? According to a royal documentary called William & Harry: Princes at War, Prince William expressed concern that his younger brother’s relationship was moving so fast. He spoke to Prince Harry, telling him not to rush things. He also reportedly said that he and Middleton were wary of the fact that she had been married once before, and just hoped that Prince Harry would be happy.

Apparently Prince Harry was offended by what Prince William said, and it caused some friction between the brothers. In the documentary, The Sun’s royal correspondent Emily Andrews said Prince Harry “went ballistic and said, ‘You’re trying to wreck this relationship before it’s even started.’”

And, according to author Katie Nicholl, multiple unnamed sources close to the princes say their “dynamic changed” and “there was a shift,” and “it was largely down to Harry resenting his brother.”

Rumors began to circulate, with many thinking that they were not even on speaking terms. Although they are talking to each other, fans couldn’t help but speculate, especially with the split of the royal household and with Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan moving out of Kensington Palace. It is natural for an older brother to look out for a younger brother, and it is heartbreaking that it caused resentment between the two princes.