Family forever. Prince William is worried about his brother, Prince Harry, after he and his wife, Duchess Meghan, spoke out about the challenges of navigating the British press. “William is extremely concerned Harry and Meghan,” a source told Us Weekly. “Even though the brothers have grown apart, William still cares about Harry and is hoping that he’ll open up to him about his current struggles. William wants to be there for Harry and hates seeing him in such a bad place. Despite their differences, blood is thicker than water.”
After Harry and William’s mother, Princess Diana, passed away in 1997, Harry, 35, “suffered from bouts of depression.” William, 37, is “terrified” that the redheaded royal will feel that way again since the brothers “went through hell” during that sad time period. “Harry’s a very sensitive guy, and [Prince] Charles is worried, too. This is a time when Harry needs his family the most,” the insider added.
In a new ITV documentary called Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Harry set the record straight about his relationship with his older brother. “Part of this role and part of this job, this family being under the pressure that it’s under, inevitably, you know, stuff happens,” he said. “But look, we are brothers, we will always be brothers. 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.”
Harry explained that even though he may not always agree with William and vice versa, but at the end of the day, they have an unbreakable bond. “We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we are so busy, but you know, I love him dearly, and the majority of this stuff [in the press] is created out of nothing, but as you know, as brothers, you have good days, you have bad days,” he said.
After Harry welcomed his son, Archie, in the world in May, it appeared that the siblings didn’t see each other as much. “The Queen hoped that the arrival of Archie would bring her grandsons together,” a source exclusively told In Touch. “Whilst they still talk, their relationship isn’t back how it used to be.”
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Meghan, 38, for her part, got candid about how her life isn’t all roses and butterflies, despite being part of the royal family. “I have said for a long time to H — that is what I call him. It’s not enough to just survive something, right? That is not the point of life,” she confessed. “You’ve got to thrive, you’ve got to feel happy, and I think I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I’ve tried. I really tried, but I think that what does internally is probably really damaging. The biggest thing that I know is that I never thought this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair, and that is the part that’s really hard to reconcile.”
Well, as long as William and Harry have each other’s backs, that’s all that matters.
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