Elizabeth II was not the only one to be particularly shocked by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to forgo their royal obligations and distance themselves from British royalty. Indeed, according to Omid Scobie, one of the authors of the book Finding Freedom, Prince William too would not have appreciated at all the way his brother and his sister-in-law announced this news. For two months, Lady Diana’s children would not have spoken to each other. The brothers would hardly speak moreover and their breakup “will take time to heal”, in the words of the biographer. “I think the distance between the brothers has widened more and more,” said Omid Scobie in an interview on True Royalty TV broadcast on Sunday August 16, 2020.
Prince William was very disappointed with the way Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their desire to take flight. The fact that the roadmap unveiled directly on social networks last January was not discussed internally was the hardest for Kate Middleton’s husband. “This is really what caused the most injuries to William, because he wears two caps (that of the brother and that of the future king),” said the specialist in British royalty, as reported by Page Six. “He is not only the brother, he is also the future king and he felt that this could damage the reputation of the family.”
Prince William would have wanted to change their mind
With all the spotlight on British royalty, the rest of the family were faced with a fait accompli without being able to convince them to change their minds. However, according to the royal expert, Prince William would have wanted to try to make them change their mind. According to his relatives, he could have succeeded.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry – Wedding ceremony for Prince Harry and © Agence