It has been claimed that Prince Harry spent the majority of his adult life feeling like he wasn’t being ‘taken seriously’.
In new claims, a Royal source said that Harry believed his brother William is ‘trapped’ in the Firm but ‘doesn’t know it.’
Richard Fitzwilliams, a Royal commentator, also said that Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle ‘undoubtedly changed him’, but the feud between the brother’s preceded their marriage.
He says the Duke of Sussex, 36, has felt like he was never taken seriously, and hated the fact he had ‘no defined role’ in the family.
Talking to Entertainment Daily, Fitzwilliams said: “Many think that the fact that William grew up knowing he would one day be king and Harry had no defined role, led to rivalry between brothers who were considered inseparable.”
“Harry’s reputation was as the royal wild child for years, William’s image was far more serious however he behaved. Some say Harry resented not being taken seriously, despite his military service and charitable work.”
“Harry now believes he was trapped as a member of the royal family and that William currently is but doesn’t know it.”
“The rift between them, long reported and first confirmed in the ITV documentary about their South Africa trip, is public and serious. It was his marriage to Meghan which unquestionably changed him.”
Back in 2018, Harry, Meghan, Kate and William were nicknamed the ‘Fab Four’ when they worked together – but Fitzwilliams says that this was a ‘disaster’ and might be why the brother’s relationship is strained.
Many sources claim that the rift began shortly after that in 2019 and reports claim that William asked Meghan and Harry to leave Kensington Palace amidst bullying claims, Marie Clare reports.
Around that time, Harry and Meghan broke from the joint foundation and set up their own at Buckingham Palace amidst bullying claims.
This echoes what both the ex-royals said in their explosive Oprah Winfrey interview which saw them accuse an unnamed member of the Royal family as racist for questioning the colour of their son Archie’s skin.
Harry told Oprah that he believes his brother and father are ‘trapped’ by the monarchy.
The last time the brothers were together was in London as the new Princess Diana statue was unveiled to mark their late mother’s 60th birthday.
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