When Prince Harry sat down with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, he spilled secrets about his relationship with Prince William, which did not sit well with the dad-of-three.
From then on, their relationship was forever impacted, but according to expert Ingrid Seward, the boys never had a close bond.
"Despite appearing to do so, the two boys never got along particularly well. They sat together for TV interviews on their joint causes joshing with each other but they were never very good friends," she told The Mirror. "Kate went a long way to encourage their relationship and although William has always looked out for Harry, he feels at the moment there is nothing more he can do. Instead, he is concentrating on what he knows he can achieve rather than wasting time on things he can’t change."
"He knows what’s in store for him and he knows how tough it is but with the help of Kate and support from his father the Prince of Wales, he remains positive and optimistic about his future," she continued. "Prince William has a growing influence over the institution of the monarchy. He is respected and his opinions are acted upon. He can be intolerant but it is not because he is disagreeable but because he cares."
William, 40, who is third in line to the throne, seems to have a different approach when he will be king one day.
"He wants things to run smoothly and when he and Kate were ridiculed during their Caribbean tour last March, he was understandably furious," Seward pointed out. "As far as he was concerned someone should have read the current mood of the country and acted upon it long before the schedule was arranged. William is strongly intuitive like his late mother and has her same longing for emotional security. He has found this within his marriage and the family environment Kate has created."
"He has had moments of wanting to break away from the restrictions imposed upon him by his royal life, but his sense of responsibility prevented him from doing so," she concluded.