Western media have repeatedly written that Prince William was deeply concerned about his younger brother’s decision to marry Meghan Markle so soon, whom he dated for just over a year before getting engaged. But, as historian Robert Lacy writes in his new book Battle of Brothers: The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, in fact, William was not thinking about his brother’s personal happiness, but rather about himself.
William himself, as you know, met with Kate Middleton for a long time, until he proposed to her, and believed that his brother should not rush. Then he expressed concern about the decision of his younger brother, however, according to Lacey, he pursued personal goals.
For many years, he arranged for Kate to “interview”, as when applying for a job. So Harry couldn’t help but wonder if William really cares about his personal happiness, or if he, as usual, thinks about the reputation and fate of the “company”, whose boss he will one day become. Harry’s answer was very harsh and offensive to him,
- the historian writes in the book.
He adds that the brothers viewed this marriage differently.
For William, this was of great importance: it was about the future state of his monarchy, while for Harry it was the love of a wonderful woman who finally became the meaning of his life,
- he notes.
The brothers’ relationship is said to have gotten worse after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to step down from the royal office and move from the UK. According to royal sources, their communication has practically disappeared. The brothers themselves nevertheless deny the conflict and call all reports about it false.