It is natural for older siblings to look out for the younger ones. Even in the royal family, it can be difficult to watch brothers and sisters try to go out and navigate the world on their own.
Prince William and Prince Harry are not that far apart in age, and they most likely shared a lot of life experiences around the same time. This means that there is a good chance that Prince Harry had the advantage of turning to Prince William whenever he needed advice.
As most royal fans are well aware, there has been some tension between Prince William and Prince Harry in recent months. Apparently, it was over a discussion they had before Prince Harry was married. Prince William reportedly expressed his concerns and Prince Harry got offended.
All seems to be fine now, but we have to say that Prince Harry can’t blame Prince William for warning him about Meghan Markle.
Prince William and Kate Middleton barely had time to get to know Meghan Markle
Prince William and Kate Middleton were together for so long before he finally asked her to marry him that the media dubbed her “Waity Katie” for being so patient while waiting for a proposal. Prince Harry and Markle were together for a much shorter amount of time, only a little over a year, as reported by Town & Country.
After being Prince William’s girlfriend for so many years, Duchess Kate had plenty of time to form relationships with the rest of the royals. Given that Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry had a whirlwind relationship — in addition to the fact that in the beginning, they were living on different continents — the family, especially Kate and Will, didn’t have the opportunity to get to know Markle very well. We can only imagine that they wish they had more time to spend getting to know the woman who was going to become their royal sister-in-law, yet with busy schedules and limited time, this just didn’t happen.
Prince William expressed his concerns to Prince Harry
In a typical big brother move, Prince William reportedly sat down with Prince Harry shortly after he became serious with Markle. Us Weekly reports that while Prince William was only looking out for his brother, Prince Harry still didn’t take kindly to what he had to say.
The Duke of Cambridge expressed concern about the relationship moving too fast, and he wanted to make sure that Prince Harry knew exactly what he was doing. He also wanted to make sure that Prince Harry had enough time to completely think everything through before getting married. It is likely that Prince William was thinking about his relationship with Middleton, and how they had quite a few ups and downs, including a very public breakup, during the time they were dating.
With Prince Harry and Markle taking things so quickly, it wasn’t too much of a surprise that Prince William was cautious. Still, Prince Harry was upset, feeling that his brother was trying to ruin his relationship, and the royal feud allegedly began.
Why can’t Prince Harry blame Prince William for warning him about Meghan Markle?
Prince Harry needs to understand that if Prince William didn’t care about him, he wouldn’t have bothered to warn him at all. As an older brother, Prince William just wanted to see that Prince Harry was as happy as possible. He knew that for himself and Middleton, things weren’t always as perfect as they would have wanted them to be, and he was offering the advice and protection that he felt was necessary.
Although Prince Harry may have been a bit angry about the situation, Prince William was acting out of love and wanted the best for the younger prince.