It used to be that Prince William and Prince Harry were always together. After all, the two of them have had pretty extraordinary lives, so it is really no wonder that they had a close bond. They were the best of friends as small children, and after the tragic loss of their mother, Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry supported each other in ways that no one else could.
Even after Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge entered the picture and Prince William got married and started a family, Prince Harry was always along for the ride — in fact, he became known as the world’s most “famous third wheel.” In recent years, however, Prince William and Prince Harry have been drifting apart, and to say that we are disappointed is quite an understatement.
The world has been hearing all about their feud for quite some time, and things don’t appear to be getting any better. While the brothers remain on speaking terms, they are living thousands of miles away from each other ever since Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, stepped down from royal duties and moved to LA. The royal rift didn’t end, however, and now Prince William is reportedly over his drama with Prince Harry.
The rift that broke a billion hearts
Everyone used to love seeing Prince William and Prince Harry together. Living life in the glare of the royal spotlight is anything but easy, but the brothers have always had each other’s backs. However, according to Vanity Fair, the falling out began when Prince William spoke to Prince Harry about his relationship with Meghan, expressing concern that they were rushing things.
Prince Harry became offended, and the tension continued to increase. When Prince William and Kate weren’t exactly friendly to Meghan when the couples would make joint appearances, Prince Harry began to grow more resentful, and before long, the brothers were in an all-out rift.
Prince William and Prince Harry are on two different paths
There is no denying the fact that Prince William and Prince Harry have different lives. Although they are both familiar with royal life, the reality of the situation is that Prince William is a future king and Prince Harry is not.
Just about everything Prince William does is in preparation for his role as the ruling monarch, while his younger brother has a little more freedom to do as he pleases. It was in a recent interview, according to Cosmopolitan, that Prince Harry admitted the two of them were on “different paths,” even though nothing can change the fact that they will always be brothers who are there for each other.
“Part of this role, part of this job, this family, being under the pressure which it’s under, inevitably stuff happens,” said Prince Harry to ITV’s Tom Bradby. “But we are brothers. We will always be brothers.
The Duke of Sussex added: “We are certainly on different paths at the moment, but I will always be there for him, and as I know he will always be there for me. We don’t see each other as much as we used to as we are so busy. But I love him dearly and you know the majority of the stuff is probably — well, the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing. But as brothers, you have good days and you have bad days.”
Why Prince William is reportedly over his drama with Prince Harry
Prince William and Prince Harry attend the opening of the Greenhouse Sports Center
Things aren’t exactly going the way royal fans thought they would. When Meghan and Prince Harry got married, everyone thought that they would live next door to Prince William and Kate at Kensington Palace and that the Cambridges and the Sussexes would pretty much be inseparable. However, Prince Harry and Meghan surprised everyone when they first moved to Windsor, then Canada, and finally, LA.
Prince William reportedly just doesn’t understand how Prince Harry could leave behind the life that he has had since the day that he was born, and how, reports are saying that he is over the drama with his younger brother. US Magazine reports that once Prince Harry and Meghan announced they would be leaving the royal family, Prince William decided that he had enough. A source said of the Sussexes move: “It breaks William’s heart.”
It is reportedly hard for him to see how Prince Harry was so willing to change his life completely and move so far away from everyone who loves him. We can only hope that the princes can work on their relationship, and someday, get back to the way things once were.
“William is so tired and done with the drama of it all,” a source told Us Weekly exclusively. “Seeing Harry cut ties with virtually every aspect of his English life and identity is so hard to fathom.”
Us Magazine reports, citing its anonymous source, that the two brothers just “need space and time to breathe, then hopefully they’ll work it out.”