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Prince Harry didn't like Kate Middleton's family? ‘William felt exasperated’

Jul 24, 2023 01:37 PM IST

The brothers' “relationship hadn’t been the same since William married Kate”, a royal author said.

When Prince William and Kate Middleton expanded their families with the births of George and Charlotte, Prince Harry felt “displaced”, a royal author claimed. Their close-knit 'family unit' left Prince Harry feeling left out as Prince William started to spend more and more time with his in-laws, royal author Tina Brown claimed in her book ‘The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor, the Truth and the Turmoil’.,

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is seen. (Reuters)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is seen. (Reuters)

The brothers' “relationship hadn’t been the same since William married Kate”, the author claimed adding that the distance between them grew even further following the birth of Princess Charlotte in 2015.

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Tina Brown wrote, “Though they were still ‘incredibly close, living next door to each other [at Kensington Palace], sharing the same office, and hanging out an awful lot,’" but claimed Harry “mourned his us-against-the-world bond with William".

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“Harry felt displaced by their bougie family unit, and couldn’t understand his brother’s obsession with his Middleton in-laws, whose Bucklebury world bored Harry to tears. The [Waleses] had become a tight unit, and William a full-on Windsor country bumpkin. On weekends when he wasn’t chez Middleton, he was tramping the grounds of Anmer Hall, the red-brick Georgian mansion on the Sandringham Estate that the Queen gave the couple as a wedding present, wearing a flat cap and tweed jacket like his ‘turnip toff’ Norfolk farmer friends," the author claimed.

“For his part, William felt that Harry’s unabated Jack the Lad behaviour was getting tiresome. He was less amused than the British public by either the strip billiards debacle in Las Vegas or Harry’s ceaseless boozy nightclub forays with his rowdy friends. His younger brother’s recklessness exasperated him," Tina Brown continued.

Meanwhile, Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty Magazine told the Daily Express: “I would say, in terms of William, she brought her family. William fitted into the Middleton family very quickly and they took to him as a future son-in-law. I think also a bit of stability and grounding and a bit of normality that William perhaps wasn't too familiar with when growing up because clearly his parents' marriage was facing difficulties when he was a child and he was very aware of that and eventually their marriage disintegrated.”

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