Royal feud: Prince Harry and William’s relationship has ‘soured’ – fears of ‘tragic’ rift

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PRINCE HARRY’s behaviour has changed in the last year, a royal expert said as she warned it would be a “tragedy” if the bond between the Duke of Sussex and Prince William broke after years of brotherly love.

Prince Harry’s relationship with Prince Willam has “clearly soured”, according to royal author Penny Junor. The royal expert noticed how “things have soured” with Prince Harry, who looks very different from the young royal the country has grown to know and love in the past years. 

She told the Daily Mail: “As his biographer, I know there is great affection and admiration for Harry, not just in this country but around the world.

“He has represented the Queen on many occasions now and been a fantastic ambassador for the British monarchy.

“He is charming, funny and modest; he has genuine compassion and a very real desire to use his position to help others; and in things like founding Sentebale, walking with wounded veterans to the South Pole, and launching the Invictus Games, he has done exactly that.

“But things have soured in the last year and many of us feel this is not the behaviour of the Harry we know and love — the Harry who wanted to be treated like just one of the blokes.”  

Prince Harrys behaviour has changed in the past months according to a royal expert Image GETTY
Prince Harrys behaviour has changed in the past months according to a royal expert Image GETTY

Prince Harry’s behaviour has changed in the past months, according to a royal expert (Image GETTY)

Prince Harry and Prince William have always been close the royal expert said Image GETTY
Prince Harry and Prince William have always been close the royal expert said Image GETTY

Prince Harry and Prince William have always been close, the royal expert said (Image GETTY)

Ms Junor highlighted A-listers have been defending Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, in the past weeks, after the couple was hit by harsh criticism for flying with private jets four times in 11 days for private trips.

This is one of the aspects marking a clear division between today’s Harry and the “bloke” of the past, Ms Junor said.

She said: “Following news of the private jet jaunts to Ibiza and Elton John’s home in the South of France, Harry and Meghan have kept silent, but a posse of high-profile celebrities have taken to social media to defend the couple.

William Kate and Harry have worked together on charitable projects Image GETTY
William Kate and Harry have worked together on charitable projects Image GETTY

William, Kate and Harry have worked together on charitable projects (Image GETTY)

“Sir Elton said he had provided the jet to Nice so the family could have a private holiday ‘inside the safety and tranquillity’ of his home there.

“And the jet was ‘to maintain a high level of much-needed protection,’ citing Diana’s untimely death and claiming press intrusion contributed to it.”

And as Prince Harry looks distant from the public, Ms Junor, said, his relationship with his brother William also seems in danger.

The Sussexes and the Cambridges at Trooping the Colour Image GETTY
The Sussexes and the Cambridges at Trooping the Colour Image GETTY

The Sussexes and the Cambridges at Trooping the Colour (Image GETTY)

Prince Harry now looks distant from his brother Ms Junor said Image GETTY
Prince Harry now looks distant from his brother Ms Junor said Image GETTY

Prince Harry now looks distant from his brother, Ms Junor said (Image GETTY)

She said: “How desperately sad it is to see these two families, the Cambridges and the Sussexes, pitted against one another.

“Even allowing for some media hype, there is clearly something awry with the once ‘Fab Four’.

“This week, the Royal Foundation, set up by William and Harry in 2009 to oversee their joint charitable projects, was formally disbanded when ‘the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex formally sent notice to Companies House that their joint name should be struck from its official register’. 

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Prince Harrys family tree Image GETTY

Prince Harry’s family tree (Image GETTY)

“The Sussexes are establishing their own Foundation. 

“William and Harry were once so close: friends, allies, brothers, always teasing; so obviously happy in each other’s company. Kate seemed to fit into the relationship seamlessly.

“They had each other’s backs and there was every expectation they always would have. 

Prince Harry and Prince William are believed to be involved in a feud Image GETTY
Prince Harry and Prince William are believed to be involved in a feud Image GETTY

Prince Harry and Prince William are believed to be involved in a feud (Image GETTY)

“It would be nothing short of a tragedy if that bond between ‘Diana’s boys’ was to fall apart permanently and something the public would hate to see.” 

Rumours of a feud between the Cambridges and the Sussexes sparked in November last year, when Kensington Palace announced Meghan and Harry were moving out of Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace to relocate in Windsor.

In February, speculation regarding a formal division between the families were confirmed after Meghan and Harry were granted the right by the Queen to create their own household.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK