Gone are the days of their youth when Prince Harry and Prince William would sneak off with the late mother, Princess Diana, to grab McDonald’s for a “Blind Date” night, according to The Mirror.
The two dukes, now each married with children, have gone their separate ways. While their fractured relationship has been in the spotlight since Harry and Meghan Markle’s March 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, things reportedly first got strained around 2018, when Harry married Meghan.
With the media clamping down on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the two eventually left Kensington Palace for Frogmore Cottage, 30 kilometers away, it said. Vanity Fair.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl told the outlet: “Harry felt that William wasn’t rolling out the red carpet for Meghan and told her so. They had a falling out that was only resolved when Charles stepped in and asked William to make an effort.”
Fast-forward several years, and the Sussexes now reside in Montecito, California. And although the scenario has changed for Harry, the tension has not yet dissipated. Over the summer, the two met to unveil a statue of his late mother, though William “was still furious” and “just didn’t want to go there.” [con Harry]following Oprah’s interview of the Sussexes, a source told the outlet. Times (via Mirror).
And while Harry and Meghan are busy raising their children Archie and Lilibet in California, the Duke of Sussex reportedly doesn’t want their family tensions spilling over into the next generation.
Harry wants to give his children the ‘opportunity’ to meet William’s group
Despite years of tension between Prince Harry and Prince William, the Duke of Sussex reportedly puts it all on the back burner when it comes to his children.
While Harry and Meghan Markle are currently raising children Archie and Lilibet in California, the Sussexes are working hard through Archewell and giving back to their community.
And as their children grow up, Harry and Meghan want to ensure the best future for Archie and Lili, including bonding with their cousins Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis across the pond.
A source recently revealed to Us Weekly that “Harry and Meghan are doing everything they can to make the world a better place and feel it would be wrong to rob their children of the opportunity to meet their cousins.” The source further noted, “It’s obviously difficult because of the distance factor, so Harry sweetly arranged a special Zoom call with Prince William so the cousins could see each other.” Plus, it looks like Harry and William are also working things out via video chat — the brothers and their wives are also reportedly using Zoom and FaceTime.
While Archie was born in the UK, California-born Lili has yet to travel abroad. Harry’s Invictus Games are taking place in The Hague in April, and it would make sense if he heads to England for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June. We are all waiting for the family photo!