The problems which started after Harry resigned from his royal duties after his marriage with Meghan Markle, also created a rift between Harry and his big brother, William. And after Harry published his book, Spare, the rift has been broadened.
In the book Harry had stated that William had dropped him onto the floor, and Kate had sent mean messages to Meghan at their wedding day in 2018.
In his book, Harry explained that he was not the best man at his big brother’s wedding in 2011.
“The public had been told that I was to be best man, but that was a bare-faced lie. The public expected me to be best man, and thus the Palace saw no choice but to say that I was. In truth, Willy didn’t want me giving a best-man speech. He didn’t think it safe to hand me a live mic and put me in a position to go off script. I might say something wildly inappropriate. He wasn’t wrong,” Harry said.
“Also, the lie gave cover to James and Thomas, two civilians, two innocents. Had they been outed as Willy’s best men, the rabid press would’ve chased them, tracked them, hacked them, investigated them, ruined their families’ lives. Both chaps were shy, quiet. They couldn’t handle such an onslaught, and shouldn’t be expected to. Willy explained all this to me and I didn’t blink. I understood. We even had a laugh about it, speculating about the inappropriate things I might’ve said in my speech.”
Harry also stated that William didn’t wanted to wear the uniform he had for his wedding, as he wanted to appear with his Household Cavalry Uniform. As late Queen Elizabeth had ordered, William wore the uniform of the Irish guards.
“I assured [William] that he looked bloody smart in the Harp of Ireland, with the Crown Imperial and the forage cap with the regimental motto: ‘Quis Separabit? Who shall separate us?’ It didn’t seem to make an impression. I, on the other hand, did not look smart, nor did I feel comfortable, in my Blues and Royals uniform, which protocol dictated that I wear. I’d never worn it before and hoped not to wear it again anytime soon,” Harry said in the book.
“I recall Kate walking down the aisle, looking incredible, and I recall Willy walking her back up the aisle, and as they disappeared through the door, into the carriage that would convey them to Buckingham Palace, into the eternal partnership they’d pledged, I recall thinking: Goodbye,” he continued.
In his book, Harry even talked about his nephew, Prince George, as well as Prince William and Kate Middleton.
“I was an uncle. Willy and Kate had welcomed their first child, George, and he was beautiful. I couldn’t wait to teach him about rugby and Rorke’s Drift, flying and corridor cricket – and maybe give him a few pointers about how to survive life in the fishbowl,” Harry said.
In 2013, He was asked about being an uncle, and about his nephew. Harry had shared, “When I saw him [Prince George] he was crying as all babies do, but it’s fantastic to have a new member of the family. I hope my brother knows how expensive my babysitting charges will be.”
When he was asked about his primary uncle duties, Harry said, “To make sure he has a good upbringing, to keep him out of harm’s way and make sure he has fun. The rest of it I leave up to the parents.”
“I went to Australia for a round of military exercises, and while there, I got word: Willy and Kate had welcomed their second child. Charlotte. I was an uncle again and very happy about it,” Harry said in his book.
When William and Kate moved into their Kensington Palace, while Harry moved into Nottingham Cottage, they were living across the road from each other.
Harry shared in his book that it was “nice to get out of the old place, but even better to live in front of Willy and Kate,” and he “could see myself dropping in to see them all the time.”
“I took it for granted that I would be invited to their house at any moment. But the days went by, and it didn’t happen,” Harry shared. “I understand, I thought. They’re busy! Building a family! Or maybe… three’s a crowd. Maybe if I get married things will change.”
As none of the Royal Family members had made any comment about the book of Prince Harry, Spare, whenever they were asked questions about Harry and his book, they have ignored the questions.
One time, when Kate and William were at the Open Door Charity in Merseyside, they were asked about “Spare,” and when they arrived at the Royal Liverpool University, again a reporter had yelled, “Do you ever plan to comment on Harry’s book, sir?”
“Have you had the chance to read your brother’s book at all?” another reporter asked, but they received no answers.
As The Times had shared a YouGov survey, Kate and William received only %24 favorable view. Their rate was %80 ten years ago.
Harry and Meghan had received %65 critical votes for themselves. New Zealand Herald’s royal commentator, Daniela Elser had wrote in her column that Prince William and Kate Middleton had received the “lowest figures on record” in the new YouGov poll.
“Those hard workers over at YouGov have been at it though, polling Brits to find out how they are currently feeling about the House of Windsor. The numbers paint a grim picture for anyone with a personal cipher, notably William and Kate,” Elser said.
“Their net favourability sits at 49 percent for the Prince and 50 percent for the Princess. The lowest figures on record for the duo since polling started in 2011.”
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