Prince William inspired Harry to start family after Duke thought: ‘I’d like a bit of this’

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PRINCE HARRY was inspired by Prince William to start a family, as the royal saw his brother’s growing household and thought “I’d like a bit of this”, an expert claimed in a documentary.

The new job is just one in a portfolio of roles the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have taken on since leaving the Royal Family last year.

Much has been said of the momentous fallout that ensued between the pair and the rest of the Firm, most notably the broken-down relationship between Harry and his brother William.

Things haven’t always been this way, however.

Prince Harry: The Duke is said to have looked at William's growing family and taken inspiration

Prince Harry: The Duke is said to have looked at William’s growing family and taken inspiration (Image: GETTY)

Global Citizen: The pair pictured during their joint speech in Central Park

Global Citizen: The pair pictured during their joint speech in Central Park (Image: GETTY)

As his older brother, Harry looked up to William for much of his life.

As children, the young princes were inseparable.

Then, William went off to university, where he would meet his future wife, Kate Middleton.

The Duchess of Cambridge soon became a part of royal life, and struck up a close bond with Harry.

Kate Middleton: William and Kate met while studying at university

Kate Middleton: William and Kate met while studying at university (Image: GETTY)

While all of this was happening, Harry had had two girlfriends, Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas.

But, as royal author Eve Pollard noted during Channel 5’s 2019 documentary, ‘Royals at War’: “Harry didn’t ever seem to settle.

“In both those girls [Chelsy and Cressida] I think he had great relationships, but he was looking for something else.”

Robert Jobson, also a royal author, suggested that Harry looked to William for a source of inspiration for his own family dreams.

He said: “He’d seen his brother’s relationship which was very close and very happy — his brother had become a dad.

Prince William family: The future king's household has grown over the years

Prince William family: The future king’s household has grown over the years (Image: GETTY)

First appearance: The pair pictured in 2017 at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games

First appearance: The pair pictured in 2017 at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games (Image: GETTY)

“And I think he was thinking, ‘I’d like a bit of this. But first, I’ve got to find the right woman.'”

Harry met Meghan in the summer of 2016, and the pair hit it off immediately.

Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl described her as “great, vibrant and fun”.

The pair had a lot in common, namely their passion for charity work, which is evident today.

In September 2017, Meghan and Harry were pictured for the first time holding hands together in public as they attended the Invictus Games opening ceremony at Toronto.

Up until this point, they had mostly avoided the spotlight.

In a Vanity Fair interview at the time, Meghan said: “We’re two people who are really happy and in love.

“We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news, and I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception.”

Seven months later, the pair were getting married at Windsor Castle.

Archie: The couple welcomed their first child Archie into the world in 2019

Archie: The couple welcomed their first child Archie into the world in 2019 (Image: GETTY)

They went on to have their first child, Archie, in 2019.

However, by January 2020, after a string of events, they announced they would be leaving the UK for North America.

Moving to Canada, they quickly headed south to the US, where they currently reside in Meghan’s native California.

This year, they welcomed their second child, Lilibet, into the world, with much speculation surrounding where she will be christened.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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