Prince Harry Is Tired Of "Living In His Brother's Shadow" While Prince William Desperately Tries To Help Him, Royal Insider Explains

November 8, 2019 11:24

For a long time, Prince Harry and Prince William seemed to be more than just brothers. Since the death of their mother Princess Diana, people have watched these two grow together and maintain an impressive connection.

However, in the last few years, things have changed. There have been reports that Harry and William are no longer as close as they used to be. And the Duke of Sussex himself confirmed that something of that nature was going on.

While speaking on the ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Harry confirmed that he and William were on "different paths" but they would "always be brothers."

Cause of Harry and William's feud

The fact that the brothers aren't seeing eye to eye has been worrying royal fans who wonder what could have led to these problems.

Speaking to US Weekly, a royal insider said that Harry and William have always had "polar opposite" personalities and these differences are responsible for their rift.

There’s always been a part of Harry that felt like he was living in his brother’s shadow.

The insider explained that Harry has never been a fan of the responsibilities that come with being the future king of England but he still feels the need to live up to his older brother's standards.

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The source went on to add that the Dukes need to put more effort into rebuilding their relationship.

Another source told the publication in October that even though the princes have grown apart, William is still reaching out to Harry and desperately hoping the younger prince will confide in him.

William wants to be there for Harry and hates seeing him in such a bad place.

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Prince William on the frustrations of living with Harry

Shortly after Harry and Meghan's engagement was announced, Prince William congratulated the happy couple. It was one example of what a great friendship the two brothers shared at the time as the Duke of Cambridge couldn't help but poke fun at Harry.

Prince William told reporters:

The family is all very excited, delighted for them both and wishing them all the happiness in this very exciting time. And for me personally I hope it means he stays out of my fridge, it will stop him scrounging off all my food, he’s done over the last few years.

Prince Harry and Prince William have had many years full of great memories and fun experiences. The world watched them attend events together, poke fun at each other and laugh with one another. Royal fans hope that those days aren't gone for good.

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