Behind Prince William, 40, and Duchess Catherine, 40, lies a difficult time. Of course, she and her children have to deal with the death of their beloved Queen Elizabeth, † 96, who closed her eyes forever on September 8, 2022. According to the heir to the throne, this is not that easy. But above all, it should be the big break with his brother Prince Harry, 38, who disappoints him insanely and breaks his heart.
Prince William: Big disappointment about Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan
A little flashback: 2020 saw the big rift when Harry and Meghan retired as senior royals — commonly known as the Megxit. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved abroad and left the royal family behind. In addition, they gave TV legend Oprah Winfrey, 68, an explosive interview and unpacked about the royal family.
A fact William just couldn't forgive his little brother if you ask royal expert Katie Nicholl. Speaking to Britain's Dan Wootton Tonight, the journalist said: "At the end of the day, William just can't forgive his brother, not just because of his behavior and what he did and how he did it, but look how much on William's shoulders now. He always thought Harry was his 'wingman' and now he's doing it all on his own." ( Wingman: someone who supports you ). William also resents his brother that all the media attention the British press is showing the royal family is now solely on him, his wife Catherine, Princess of Wales, and their children Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, weighs in.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl also writes about the feud between William and Harry in her current book "The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth's Legacy and the Future of the Crown". Excerpts from the work, which will be launched on October 4, 2022, are already available to "Vanity Fair". In addition to the bitter disappointment of being betrayed and abandoned by his brother, there is another feeling that has accompanied the heir to the throne and his wife since Megxit: "William and Kate also felt a sense of relief, they were happy when the drama was over when Harry and Meghan left the UK," reads the book's excerpt. In retrospect, the Sussexes caused enough drama even after the Megxit.
But not only William and Catherine, but also other members of the royal family were hurt by the behavior of Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry. Of course, the break with Harry is also difficult for King Charles, 73 – both privately and in his new role as monarch. A family friend told Katie Nicholl: "He's hurt and disappointed, but he's always said his love for Harry is unconditional." A father's love.
Queen Elizabeth was also shaken by the Megxit and robbed her of her strength. A very drained Queen Elizabeth confided in an alleged close friend and told her how "exhausted" she was by the decision made by her grandson and his wife, according to Katie Nicholl. "She was very hurt and she said to me, 'Oh, I don't know, I don't care and I don't want to think about it anymore.'" Sounds like Queen Elizabeth has taken a lot out of this situation and it's very sad. that she was no longer allowed to see Prince William and Prince Harry reconcile. But whether the waves can ever be smoothed out and the relationship can go back to how it used to be is of course also questionable.