Are Lady Di’s sons estranged to the point of not caring about each other? This is what the silence of Kate and Williams suggests. On February 14, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they were expecting their second child. “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to welcome their second child,” a spokesperson for the couple said in a statement, accompanied by an adorable photo of Meghan and Harry. As with every announcement of the upcoming birth of a new Royal Baby, the whole world has let their joy burst out. Well almost.
Forty-eight hours after the announcement of Meghan Markle’s second pregnancy, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shine with their silence. Not only did they not issue a press release to congratulate the couple, but they did not even take part in the traditional message of congratulations shared by Buckingham Palace. Frontline members of the Crown, Prince William and Kate Middleton, however, should have been included in the press release, but it simply said: “His Majesty, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and the rest of the family are delighted and wish them much happiness “. No reaction to report either on the official Instagram account of Kate and William, where they are however particularly active.
Harry and Meghan shunned by Kate and William
So, is Prince William finally done with his little brother? For several months, nothing seems to be doing there to mend the sons of Lady Di, in cold since the departure of Harry in the United States. According to royal expert Omid Scobie, the Duke of Cambridge would blame his brother for gaining independence in public regardless of the impact his decision might have on the Crown. “It hurt William a lot,” Scobie said in 2020. “He’s not just a brother, he’s also the future King and he felt it was damaging the reputation of the family.” . So is this the reason for William’s deafening silence? Mystery.
Sadly, Meghan and Harry’s plans could jeopardize the couple’s relationship with the Royal Family even further. On March 7, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will appear in Oprah With Meghan And Harry: A CBS Primetime Special, a show presented by journalist Oprah Winfrey. During the interview, Meghan Markle will address in particular her difficult integration into the royal family and the media pressure she has suffered since her marriage to Prince Harry. In a second step, the actress will be joined by Harry. The couple will discuss their break with the royal family and their new life on the west coast of the United States. Revelations that should make the royal family react, even if they strive to remain silent …
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their 2nd child © Agence