Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
Prince William reportedly had a number of grudges against his younger brother Prince Harry and all of them revolved around the love he got from the public, despite having such a “rouge” reputation.
Despite the media portraying Meghan Markle as the culprit behind Prince William and Prince Harry’s rift, royal author Robert Lacey details the heir’s true feelings regarding his younger brother’s popularity.
The Battle of Brother’s author was quoted telling Entertainment Tonight, "I talked to Ken Wolf, who was the bodyguard to Harry and William when they were little boys. And he said how William was always sort of jealous of the lovable rogue reputation that Harry had and the affection that he generated."
"And there is certainly a school of thought that William and Kate were not happy at the way in which these royal rock stars, Harry and Meghan, overshadowed them, and that they're quite happy now to have seen them out of the country. There is a school of thought that it suits William very well for Harry and Meghan to be the scapegoats living abroad.”
The most surprising bit is that these feelings are in stark contrast to Prince William’s former “protective nature” towards his brother back in the day. Reportedly, "He'd had the same impulse towards his mother as things got bad for her. His was the shoulder that she cried on. But there's a sense also of course that this robbed him of his youth and I think the responsibility he had for Harry also robbed him of the, you know, carefree nature of his childhood.”
“That is why we are told he—until last year—he certainly hadn't told his own son, Prince George, that he was going to be king one day. William felt that that was something that'd been a burden too much for him as a child and he didn't want that for his own son."