Prince Harry grew up in the shadow of his older brother, Prince William. The elder prince, the Duke of Cambridge, has been known as the future king or the "heir" and the Duke of Sussex, the second born, the "spare." Many wondered why Prince Harry left his family and royal commentator Gertrude Galy shared her thoughts about the issue.
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Prince Harry Left Because He Didn't Want To Sacrifice His Own Family
Prince Harry was contented being Prince William and Kate Middleton's third wheel before he married Meghan Markle. So, when he decided to leave the royals, many blamed his wife.
Galy said the duke made the decision. And he ended up with it due to his experience in the firm.
"As the former spare, now pushed further down, Prince Harry was often thrown under the bus for the sake of the monarchy. And he wasn't willing to do that to his wife and son. So he left," she explained per Geo.TV.
"For Prince William, the monarchy comes first and must be protected. That was something that had been instilled in him since he was first taught about his future role. And putting the monarchy before oneself is something all Royals are taught at a young age, although some royals do a better job at this than others."
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Prince Harry And Prince William Have Different Philosophies
Prince Charles and Princess Diana's sons used to be partners in everything they did. However, now that both have their own families already, they no longer share the same views on life and their royal duties.
"Harry is angry, he and his family were not protected more, and that he wasn't treated the same as William. And William is angry that Harry has hurt the Monarchy," Galy added.
The expert supported the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's decision to escape from the royal family because they couldn't handle it. However, she wasn't sure if she agreed with how they did it.
Galy said that there needs to be a healthy balance between protecting oneself, family and the monarchy. However, the monarchy has to learn that their extended family is not expendable and the royals do not have to put the monarchy before themselves all the time.