QUEEN ELIZABETH II is Britain’s longest-reigning monarch but has, at the age of 93, started giving way for other members of the Royal Family. Here’s why the Queen has a difficult relationship with her grandson Prince William.
Queen Elizabeth II is a busy lady. Not only is she the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, she also has a large family including four children and eight grandchildren to take care of. This could be why the Queen has started to share some of her royal duties with future kings Prince Charles and Prince William. Royal author Juliet Rieden has now given insight to how the Queen’s relationship with William has changed and become more difficult.
She told Nine News Australia: “Prince William is going to be king one day.
“The Queen is 93 and she’s offloading a lot of her work both to her son and to her grandson.
“William has really had to up the ante and take on a lot of this heavy lifting.”
Many may assume this would make Prince William an obvious favourite with the Queen, however, it has proven complicated.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William’s relationship is complicated (Image GETTY)
The two work closely together and the Queen has spent much of her life mentoring him for the day he will take the throne.
But apparently, this has made the nature of their relationship much more serious than it is with her other grandchildren.
E! News royal correspondent Melanie Bromley said Prince William and the Queen’s relationship is “half family and half business”.
In addition, the Queen does reportedly “not care” for the alleged feud between William and his younger brother Prince Harry.
Queen Elizabeth II’s relationship with William is ‘half family half business’ (Image GETTY)
Speculation of a feud between the royal brothers reached new levels earlier this year as Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle split from the Royal Foundation charity they shared with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Harry and Meghan confirmed they would be leaving the joint project to set up their own charity.
According to another expert, Ingrid Seward, the Queen was not happy about the alleged feud.
Speaking to the Sun, royal author Ingrid Seward said: “Her Majesty does not care for the alleged feuding amongst her grandchildren William and Harry.
Queen Elizabeth II devastated: William and Kate have split from Meghan and Harry (Image: GETTY)
Queen Elizabeth II devastated: William and Harry are not sharing charities anymore (Image: GETTY)
“That would make her very sad. But she would never interfere with their lives.”
The foundation was first set up in 2009 by the royal brothers and many are now speculating whether the split was caused by their wives.
Ms Rieden said: “This is Prince Harry and Prince William going their separate way with their wives – they’re almost setting up two separate courts.
“It did surprise me because back in February 2018 we had that wonderful Fab 4 on stage, doing wonderful things. A whole brave new world for the Royal Family.
“We’d never seen this sort of presentation, it was almost like a brand presentation.
“We’ve never seen that sort of thing before so it felt like this was going to be the way forward.”