Prince William and Prince Harry spiked global attention this week when a short clip emerged highlighting an awkward moment between the brothers. Without Meghan Markle in the mix, seeing Harry avoid his big brother surprised some royal watchers.
Long before Meghan Markle emerged on the royal scene, Harry was like a third wheel for Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton. Meghan Markle was notably absent from Easter Sunday’s church services. So you’d expect Kate and the two brothers to hang out together in Meghan’s absence. But that didn’t happen.
Prince William Before Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle is about to give birth any time now, so this may explain why she wasn’t there on Sunday. Without Meghan Markle by his side, the younger prince went solo. But once there, he didn’t gravitate toward his brother and his wife. Royal watchers can remember back to the days when Harry was with Kate and William at almost all royal events. ‘
They were a trio of smiling faces and Harry played the doting brother-in-law. He couldn’t say enough about Kate being the sister he never had. That didn’t look to be the case this time around when the same trio attended church services.
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William attend #EasterSunday Service at St Georges Chapel along with other members of The Royal Family #Windsor #Easter @ShutterstockNow pic.twitter.com/vayLag8FDr
— Rookie (@royalfocus1) April 21, 2019
Prince Harry Avoids his Brother – Misses Big Opportunity?
Reports indicate the younger brother appeared to avoid remaining in close proximity of William and his sister-in-law, Kate Middleton. But when a clip emerged of Harry’s arrival to that service, it seemed to suggest that he deliberately avoided contact with Prince William and Kate.
Both royal brothers missed a huge opportunity to help put rumors to rest at Sunday’s event. But they did nothing to dispell the recent reports of a royal riff in full swing. Instead, the word “avoidance” seems the best way to describe the behavior of the youngest royal sibling, according to the latest reports.
Royal Riff Theories
There’s an abundance of theories over Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate and Meghan’s alleged riff. One theory suggests Harry and Meghan’s huge rise in media coverage overshadowed Kate and Prince William. So, allegedly a bit of jealousy over top billing is at play between the brothers.
According to sources close to the royal circle, the roots for the younger brother’s behavior towards William took hold a while back. Reports suggest that Prince William might have played the big brother routine a bit strong for his royal sibling.
Prince William’s Big Brother Routine Got Off on Wrong Foot?
This allegedly started back when Harry first told his brother that he intended to marry Meghan Markle. But it’s not that Prince William was against Meghan Markle. Reports indicate it worried Prince William that this all happened so fast.
Reports also say that Prince William brought his concerns to his brother about his pending marriage to Meghan Markle. This left the younger prince both “angry and hurt” as he reportedly saw this as a lack of support from his brother. It appears if this is truly the case then Prince William’s concerns backfired. And reports suggest the results of this are still seen today.
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