Prince William and Prince Harry have been close for almost a lifetime. However, recently, reports support a major feud between the brothers. And, apparently, the two could be adrift. Find out more about their real collapse, as well as how the relationship between Prince William and Prince Harry has changed over the years.
The relationship between Prince William and Prince Harry
Until last year, Prince William and Prince Harry were presumably thick as thieves. Despite the age difference, the two managed to stay close to their adult years. But family affairs could hinder their friendship? According to some reports, it is possible.
When Princess Diana died, Prince William and Prince Harry leaned against each other to support each other. Even after marrying Kate Middleton, Prince William held his brother tight. At one point the three were apparently super neighbors, since Prince Harry often took the third step and even helped them plan a mental health initiative on behalf of the royal family. But, with a new royal wedding and a baby on the way, Prince Harry feels different from his relationship with his brother.
Vanity Fair reports that the dukes were recently in a fight, with Prince Harry worried about how his brother could hinder his work. Presumably "he wants to be his own person not in the shadow of William," a source told the publication. As a future king of England, Prince William is, understandably, the main goal of the building. But, Prince Harry feels that what he works on is also important and wants to carve out his place in the family. The brothers seem to "move in different directions" as one prepares for his role as Prince of Wales followed by a monarch and the other is trying to find his place in family affairs.
While not yet confirmed, Prince Harry apparently dreams of splitting into separate houses (House Cambridge and House Sussex) so that he and Meghan Markle and focus on their real responsibilities separate themselves from his brother and Kate Middleton.
Are the brothers really fighting? It's hard to say. However, if that is the case, their ultra-tight relationship could help repair what is broken. Take a closer look at their relationship over the years, under
. They supported each other after the death of Princess Diana
. Immediately after his mother's death, Prince William and Prince Harry exchanged for support. Even in adulthood, they continued to shoulder in difficult days and encouraged themselves to take care of themselves.
For nearly two decades, Prince Harry "turned off all his emotions" on his mother's death. And it was only when Prince William encouraged him to seek professional help that he began to heal from experience.
They shared hobbies
Growing together, Prince Harry and Prince William shared many similar hobbies and interests, including football. The two apparently play an annual game with Sandringham's staff when they are there for the holidays. They also attend games and probably take on television when they can not make it.
Prince Harry has much more freedom
Prince Harry is often described as a rebel. But, apparently, it's just because he has a little more taste for freedom. Since he is not the future king of England, Prince Harry can get by with a little more normalcy in his life than Prince William. This allowance could create some tension (or, at least, embarrassment) between the brothers.
After meeting and married Meghan Markle, Prince Harry channeled his rebellious ways to live a more normal life. Now, he and the Duchess of Sussex will raise their baby away from the limelight and have much more space to be themselves. Prince William, on the other hand, must fulfill his destiny to become king. That means, raising his children near the headquarters in London, being in the public eye and respecting the real rules.
The royal brothers spend a lot of time together, often mixing work with family life. But working with your family is difficult – even when you're a prince – that could put a strain on their relationship. And many of their recent disagreements have to do with work.
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