The Royal Family simply cannot escape the negative press. And in recent weeks it has gotten worse. This time the focus is on Prince William and Prince Harry.
Many sources close to the royal family claim that the two still feel the effects of their longstanding feud. Yet other members of the royal family may be tired of it, including Prince William Kate Middleton's wife.
When did the royal feud begin?
The origin of the feud between Prince William and Prince Harry begins in 2016 when Prince Harry tells Prince William that he is seriously marrying American actress Megan Markle. It is alleged that Prince William asked Prince Harry if he was sure he would make the move so quickly and with someone he had only been dating for a few months.
According to reports, Prince Harry does not like Prince William questioning his relationship, even if Prince William did it with good intentions and began to withdraw from his brother. The rumors of enmity intensified the following year after the royal wedding between Markle and Prince Harry.
Among the reports that the Duchess of Sussex was having difficulty understanding the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Prince William officially split their households. Royal fans saw this as proof that the brothers were not as close as they used to be, though the palace was silent on any supposed feud.
What did Prince Harry say about the feud?
In an unprecedented move, Prince Harry actually addressed the feud in a recent interview with British television personality Tom Bradby. In the interview, Prince Harry focused on a variety of topics, but when Bradby asked him about any tension between him and his older brother, Prince Harry did not shy away from the difficult question. He acknowledged that "things are happening" but that "we will always be brothers."
While Prince Harry was not specifically concerned with why the feud had started or what exactly caused the tension between the two, he ended his statement by saying that "we are certainly on different paths at the moment, but I will always be there, as I know that he will always be by my side. "For a member of the royal family to speak up about problems within the family is certainly not the norm and his statements about enmity have caused a media storm.
Kate Middleton dislikes drama
Prince William remains completely silent on the feud, as befits a future king. After all, Prince William has always been held to stricter standards than Prince Harry.
However, a source has recently claimed that Duchess Kate is having her feelings on an affair well known in the royal family. The source states that Middleton does not like to watch the drama around Prince Harry and Duchess Megan right now. But at the same time, she doesn't want to get too involved in it.
The same source reveals that Middleton has thoughts of a feud between her husband and his younger brother. Middleton is supposed to think that "life is too short to make enemies" and he really wants the brothers to "cure the gap" and move on.
Middleton may also try to help Markle's morale improve: a source says she reached out to Markle on the phone and knows she's struggling. Although no one yet knows the extent of the situation in the royal family, it is clear that something is happening – and it is only a matter of time before the tension boils.