Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid a visit to London before heading to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games. While they reunited with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, they didn't meet his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate Middleton.
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Didn't Pay A Visit To Prince William And Kate Middleton
There are rumors that Prince Harry and Prince William have a falling out and their relationship has never recovered. This week, the royal couple who moved to California in 2020 stopped by in the U.K. and reportedly spent a night there before heading to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games in The Hague.
They visited Queen Elizabeth II at the Windsor Castle and also met Prince Charles who was there. It was believed that they spent the night at their London residence, Frogmore Cottage, where his cousin Princess Eugenie with her husband Jack Brooksbank and son August live.
However, they reported didn't get to see Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Duke of Sussex used to be very close to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before he dated and married Markle. The three royals used to attend royal engagements together and were even dubbed "the royal trio." Some also called Prince Harry the Cambridge's third wheel.
"One person he didn't see while he was in the UK was his brother William," ITV's royal editor Chris Ship said on ITV News, Express reported.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle And Prince William, Kate Middleton's Rumored Feud
Initially, there were rumors that Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton had issues that affected their husband's relationship. However, some royal experts claimed that the two duchesses have no problems with each other and it was their husbands, who allegedly had a falling out.
"The fundamental conflict was between the two males who had known each other all their lives and had never hesitated to tell each other exactly what they thought and felt," Robert Lacey wrote in his book Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult. "William worried that his brother was moving too fast in his courtship — and he did not shrink from saying as much when Harry started talking about getting hitched to Meghan quite soon."
While Prince William's intention was good, his younger brother reportedly questioned his intention. Prince Harry has been supportive of Kate Middleton for his older brother and would have loved his older brother to do the same to Markle. They allegedly had a confrontation and it didn't end well.
"The response from Harry was a brusque and offended pushback," Lacey added.
The clash was allegedly due to their different priorities.
"For William it was the future state of his monarchy — his sacred trust; while for Harry it was the love of the complex and captivating woman who had finally made sense of his life," the royal biographer added.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, Kate Middleton and the other members of the firm.
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