Prince William “will be concerned” about his brother Prince Harry using Princess Diana “as a form of exploitation”. Speaking to True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat author and Vanity Fair Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl suggested that Prince William will be concerned at how Prince Harry is using Diana’s legacy and image for his own brand. The Royal Beat’s host Kate Thornton questioned whether William will see the recent use of Diana’s image on the Archewell website as “exploitation”.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry used a photo of the Duke of Sussex with his mum, Princess Diana, when he was a little boy to launch their new website Archewell last month.
The adorable photo, which shows a young Harry sitting on Diana’s shoulders, was the background of their New Year message alongside a picture of Meghan’s mum, Doria.
The message over the photo read: “I am my mother’s son. And I am our son’s mother. Together we bring you Archewell.”
However, Ms Nicholl suggests that Prince William will be concerned that his brother is using photos of their late mother to promote his new business ventures.
Prince William will be concerned at how Prince Harry is using Diana’s legacy and image
The Archewell foundation will be home to Harry and Megahn’s post-royal projects, including their multi-million dollar deals with Netflix and Spotify
The Archewell foundation will be home to Harry and Megahn’s post-royal projects, including their multi-million dollar deals with Netflix and Spotify.
Ms Nicholl said: “I think Harry has always been very open that his legacy is about continuing Diana’s works so it doesn’t surprise me to see Diana on his mission statement over Charles.
“I don’t think that means he isn’t getting on with his father.”
Ms Thornton asked: “How will that sit with William? Will there be a question over his mother’s image and presence being used as a form of exploitation?”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry used a photo of the Duke with his mum, Princess Diana, when he was a little boy to launch their new website Archewell
Ms Nicholl responded: “I think William will be concerned with that. Harry trying to take ownership of the Diana Legacy will be a problem.
“But also Harry doing mental health, Harry doing conservation, these are the issues that William and Kate want to do – that’s where I predict tensions.
“Heads Together was also Kate’s idea.”
She suggested that the tension over Princess Diana’s legacy could prompt William to intervene.
William ‘will be concerned’ about his brother Prince Harry using Princess Diana ‘as a form of exploitation’
Ms Nicholl added that the brothers’ relation is much better than it was this time last year, when Meghan and Harry announced they were leaving their working royal duties.
She said: “This time last year Prince William and Prince Harry weren’t talking to one and another.
“Things are better. There are still things to overcome but I think they all realise that you do have to move on in life.
“The intention is that the four of them will be together for the unveiling of Diana’s statue.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK