The Royal Family Is Worried About William And Harry's Rift As Harry Didn't Follow Diana's Advice On Marriage, Expert Says

Date October 23, 2019

There have been several reports around the idea that Prince Harry and Prince William no longer get along. For a long time, this was all speculation until the Duke of Sussex addressed the matter himself recently.

Prince William and Harry's feud

Prince Harry acknowledged these reports for the first time while speaking with ITV's Tom Bradby on a documentary recorded during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's tour of Africa.

Bradby asked about the rumored feud between the royal brothers and Prince Harry replied that they are on "different paths" at the moment but they remain brothers.

Concerns for Prince Harry

Royal writer Richard Kay alleged that following Harry's words, the royal family must be concerned about the Sussexes.

Following this interview, Prince William spoke, through his aides, expressing hope that his brother and sister-in-law her alright. Kay said that it's possible it isn't just William that's worried about Harry and his family.

In an article for the DailyMail, the writer went on to say that the royal family is concerned that Harry and Meghan's revelations may give the impression that the monarchy is driving a wedge between the brothers.

The royal editor also explained that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles might have hoped that the royal brothers would have overcome their challenges by now.

In addition to that, Kay mentioned that the source of all this could be based on Princess Diana's advice to her sons.

According to reports, William and Harry's rift started when the older brother wondered why his sibling was in such a rush to marry Meghan Markle.

Not long before she died, Diana talked to William about the kind of woman he might marry. She told him that the most important thing was that they should be best friends.

William appeared to have followed this advice by dating Kate for many years and got to know each other really well before they tied the knot. So he may have felt that Harry, who knew Meghan for only about a year before getting engaged, should have done the same.

Another advice from Diana

Marrying your best friend wasn't the only advice Diana gave when it comes to love. During a BBC 1 interview in 1995, she said:

If you find someone you love in life you must hang on to it and look after it, and if you were lucky enough to find someone who loved you then one must protect it.

These are some pretty decent advice from the now-late princess.

It's understandable that the family will be worried if Harry and William are not getting along. But from the Duke of Sussex's statement, it does sound like they still care about each other but life just gets in the way.

Royal fans continue to hope that the two find their way back to being the best brothers that people became accustomed to.

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