Why Prince William and Kate Middleton Are Scheduling Vacations To Avoid Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Strife has risen within the ranks of the royal family once again. Just when fans thought that Prince William and Prince Harry had gotten over their differences and managed to find harmony, new reports have emerged that indicate the brothers are at odds with each other. The report was released on the heels of Meghan Markle’s grand birthday celebration, leading many to believe that this latest round of bad blood could have been boiling over for some time. Read on to get the full scoop on the rumored feud between Prince Harry and Prince William, and how Markle and Kate Middleton factor into it.

How did the royal feud rumors start?

Kate Middleton and Prince William
Kate Middleton and Prince William | Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Prince William and Prince Harry were always incredibly close, raised to be each other’s best friend. They were made that much closer by the tragic early death of their mother: Princess Diana. They could always be counted on to stand up for each other.

However, when Prince Harry met and married Markle, the first rumors of fighting between the brothers began circulating. In late 2018, only days after Markle and Prince Harry announced that they were expecting a baby, it was revealed that the soon-to-be-parents would be moving out of Kensington Palace and into their own private residence, well away from palace grounds. Sources claimed that the reason for the move was Duchess Meghan’s inability to get along with Duchess Kate, as well as palace staff. 

Following months of rumors that Markle and Middleton were at odds, in March 2019, reports claimed that Prince William and Prince Harry were actually the ones having problems. While insiders stated that it was normal for families to have differences of opinion and that the brothers were just experiencing different things in life and naturally grew apart, royal fans desperately hoped that Prince William and Prince Harry could put aside their differences and find harmony once again.

Prince Harry and Prince William made amends only recently

In May 2019, Prince Harry and Markle welcomed their son, Archie Harrison. The arrival of the baby seemed to indicate the start of a fresh beginning for the royal brothers as well as for the new parents. Many news reports claimed that if there ever was bad blood between members of the royal family, all was forgotten in light of the arrival of Archie Harrison. Still, it seems as though the goodwill didn’t last long. 

Prince William could be angry at Prince Harry for a new reason

Cosmopolitan reports that Prince William and Middleton are deliberately delaying their vacation trip to Balmoral, Scotland, in order to avoid spending time around Prince Harry and Markle. According to their source, Prince Harry’s recent remarks about how he and Markle want no more than two children in order to be kinder to the environment were not well-received by Prince William and his wife. After all, Prince William and Middleton already have three children and are rumored to be considering a fourth.

If the reports are true, Middleton is also annoyed at Markle for her recent British Vogue project. Reportedly, Markle declined to appear on the cover because she thought it would draw too much attention to herself, perhaps forgetting that Middleton — and years prior, Prince Diana — actually appeared on the cover of the same publication several years ago.

No one in the royal family has issued a statement on the resurgence of the supposed feud and they aren’t likely to. Still, royal watchers will be on high alert over the next several months to see how Prince William, Prince Harry, and their wives interact with each other.