Prince William and Prince Harry have been dogged by persistent rumours of a feud ever since the Duke of Sussex tied the knot in May 2018. With the two brothers now living on different continent, speculation about the state of their relationship has suggested Harry’s marriage was the apex of a decade-long conflict. According to royal author Robert Lacey, the breakdown of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage in the 1980s and 1990s played a significant part in the tension between William and Harry.
Mr Lacey told Good Morning Britain the Duke of Cambridge followed in the example of his father Charles in choosing to abide by his duty and ensuring his relationship with Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge would last.
The author suggested his commitment to having his marriage last was at the centre of the long wait between he started a relationship with the Duchess and their wedding nearly 10 years later.
On the other hand, Mr Lacey suggested Prince Harry chased after the idea of love and would not let anyone interfere with his relationship with Meghan Markle.
The “eternal clash of love and duty” resulted in the two brothers steadily growing apart, added the author.
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Prince Harry last year signalled he and his older brother were on “different paths” when confronted with some of the rumours about their relationship.
But Prince Charles falling ill with the coronavirus earlier this years has reportedly allowed the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex to start mending their relationship.
Despite moving to Los Angeles after putting an end to his royal career with Meghan Markle, Prince Harry is still expected to make his way back to the UK once the pandemic allows it to be reunited with his family.
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