While many royal watchers take the path of optimism hoping that Prince William and Prince Harry end their family feud, an expert doubts it will ever happen. Andrew Morton thinks we are all watching history repeat itself since royal divisions have already occurred.
Morton, who wrote Diana: her true story in 1992, says the daily beast that there was “a lot of wishful thinking” about a possible reconciliation between William and Harry. He explained that royal fans should look no further than the recent platinum jubilee celebrations, the brothers couldn’t even bother to interact with each other. “When the time they spent in London was brief at all, there was no suggestion of dinner or lunch or bringing the children together,” he noted. The longer this breakup lasts, the more likely it will be that William and Harry will “separate”. Morton also shared that geographic distance between family members was a big part of the equation. “The longer Harry and Meghan stay in America, the more comfortable they will be there,” he added.
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As a royal historian, the author has seen all of this before, mentioning that George VI and Edward VIII also had a sibling feud. “George VI adored his brother, like Harry adored William, they were inseparable, but then he abdicated, moved abroad and the relationship was never the same,” he said. “William and Harry are in a similar situation.” He also thinks that Diana would have beenconcerned about relationship breakdown between his children,” but would likely have supported Harry’s unique journey outside of royal life.
Morton had a lot of insight into the dynamics of the Royal family, and his prediction about William and Harry might be right. Their paths are completely different and the brothers stubbornly stick to their side of the story, so there may never be a middle ground between them.
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