Will Baby Archie Mend the Rift Between Prince William and Prince Harry?
In public, Prince Harry and Prince William always present a united front, but it appears that behind the scenes, more might be going on than meets the eye.
Numerous reports have come out that the brothers are at odds.
The rumors first started when Harry told his brother that he was marrying Meghan Markle after less than a year of dating. William reportedly advised his brother to slow down, which obviously wasn’t well received by Harry.
The royal split
After Markle and Harry were married, it was announced that the royal brothers were splitting their households.
Some close to the family thought the split was a bad thing.
“It’s a shame,” a household source told People. “There was power in that unity and great strength in the foursome, but I see why it is happening. There is always that tension: trying to do the PR thing and then realizing that they are just real people. They want their own place and their own things.”
Though the announcement may have been shocking to some fans, it was always the natural course of action.
“I think it was always going to be a case of Harry wanting to branch out on his own when he finally got married, and with Meghan, he found a strong, confident, capable woman,” royal respondent Katie Nicholl wrote in her book, Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love.
“And so I think the relationship with the brothers… more likely than not, will improve because they with both have more space.”
What might also improve the siblings’ relationship is Harry’s new baby, Archie.
How will Archie bring Prince William and Prince Harry together?
Babies can pretty much solve any problem. When they come into the world, all new and innocent and full of love, it makes people forget petty arguments and focus on what’s important.
Hopefully, that is what Archie will do for William and Harry’s relationship.
In addition to just bringing a little more love to the family, Archie will force William and Harry to spend more time together in order for the baby to get to know William’s children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
“William and Harry will want their children to know their cousins and do things together, so they will work harder at their relationship,” a source close to the family told People. “The brothers will have a different kind of relationship and move on.”
When the baby was born, William was very happy for his brother.
“I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting,” he told cameras while leaving an event at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, London.
“I wish him all the best and I hope in the next few days they can settle down and enjoy having a newborn in their family and the joys that come with that.
Though there have been issues between them, the brothers will always be there for one another.
“There is never any doubt that they will be there for each other 100 percent and support each other when it matters,” a royal insider told People.