He was the first to be told. In November 2010, Prince William officially announced at Buckingham Palace his engagement to Kate Middleton, a young woman met at university, whose potential as a future queen consort is no longer to be proven. But before announcing it to the world, it was to his brother Prince Harry that the Duke of Cambridge first revealed his intentions. Because before being the two divided brothers that they are today, the sons of Prince Charles have long been accomplices and fusions, brought closer than ever by the disappearance of their mother Lady Diana in 1997.
Very close, to the point that Prince William had even unveiled in detail the marriage proposal he wanted to organize for Kate Middleton, which was made during a trip to Africa. “His brother was impressed by William’s romantic plan to offer Kate in an isolated lodge in Kenya, East Africa, accessible only by helicopter,” says Ingrid Seward, a royal expert at The Express, who specifies that, full of resources on the humor side, Prince Harry suggested to her to have “a bottle of champagne on hand if she said yes, and also a bottle of brandy in case she said no”, she reported .
Princes William and Harry soon to be reconciled?
A good understanding that now seems a long way off for the two brothers, between whom relations remained somewhat strained during their reunion for the funeral of Prince Philip, despite a brief reconciliation. If Prince Harry has since returned to Los Angeles with Meghan Markle, he should however return to the United Kingdom next July to inaugurate with his brother a statue made in honor of Lady Diana, they who have already agreed to exhibit her wedding dress for a special project. Perhaps the opportunity for them to bury the hatchet for good?
Prince Harry and Prince William © AGENCE