Rumors have been swirling for quite some time that Prince William and his brother, Prince Harry, have been feuding behind closed (palace) doors because of their different point of views. It’s speculated they have been at odds since November 2018, as a royal reporter claimed Harry was upset that his sibling wasn’t being welcoming enough to his new wife, Duchess Meghan (née Markle).
Around Christmas time that year, “They had a bit of a fallout which was only resolved when Charles stepped in and asked William to make an effort,” Vanity Fair’s reporter Katie Nicholl claimed at the time. “That’s when the Cambridges invited the Sussexes to spend Christmas with them.”
However, it should be noted that Prince Harry seemingly shut down the rift rumors when he opened up about his family members during a candid interview about his engagement only one month prior. He said that Duchess Kate (née Middleton) was “wonderful,” and that William was a “fantastic support.”
Even though Meghan spent the holiday with Harry’s loved ones, it didn’t stop fans from theorizing there was tension between them, especially in February 2019 when interesting new details about their bond came to light.
In the highly anticipated TLC documentary Kate v. Meghan: Princesses at War?, Katie discussed what allegedly caused the brothers to get frustrated with each other. The royal reporter said William was worried his sibling was rushing his romance with Meghan.
“William was quite concerned that the relationship had moved so quickly. And being close to Harry, probably the only person close enough to say to Harry, ‘This seems to be moving quickly, are you sure?'”
She explained how William was trying to come from a good place, but his remarks still allegedly “riled” his brother up. “Harry is hugely protective of Meghan. He saw that as criticism,” Katie claimed. “He interpreted that as his brother not really being behind this marriage, this union, and I don’t think things have been quite right ever since.”
In June, the royals unwittingly fueled the rift rumors when Harry and his wife, Meghan, made the choice to split from the royal foundation they set up with Prince William and his wife, Duchess Kate.
On top of that, after Harry welcomed his son, Archie, in May 2019, it seemed the brothers weren’t spending as much time together as they used to. Several months later, Harry addressed the speculation about their feud head-on.
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