Prince Harry has become 'grumpy' since rumors of Kate Middleton-Meghan Markle feud blew up: 'Something has changed'
A palace insider claimed that Prince Harry had been “really grumpy” ever since the feud rumors in the royal family started cropping up everywhere
The rumors of an ongoing feud between royal family members, especially the one between the Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cambridge, have apparently taken their toll on Prince Harry. The Duke of Sussex, rumor has it, has changed amid his feud with his brother, Prince William, and their wives, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.
A palace insider claimed that Harry had been “really grumpy.” The source added, “Something has changed, and no one can quite put their finger on it. He looks cross with the world.”
Although it is quite common for younger siblings like Prince Harry, and previously Princess Margaret, to struggle with their roles within the monarchy — such people usually tend to live in the shadows of their older siblings who are to take over the throne.
“Harry doesn’t have his own structure like William, whose role [as the future King] is clear-cut and defined. Harry’s isn’t,” the palace insider explained to People.
Another palace insider explained that Harry doesn’t have a defined role unlike the Duke of Cambridge, who will be the future king after Prince Charles. “Harry doesn’t want to be the Margaret of the family, and certainly Meghan doesn’t want to either,” the insider added. “They want to do their own thing. And to do that, you need to be away sometimes.”
In the meantime, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child in the spring. The newlyweds also announced plans to move out of Kensington Palace, where they currently live alongside William and Kate, and move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, over 20 miles away from Harry’s older brother.
According to a family friend of the British royals, Harry and Meghan's decision to move out of Kensington Palace is the best thing to happen to them. “[The move] will be the best thing for all of them,” said the family friend. “Like Meghan and Kate, Harry and William have totally different roles. But the brothers will always come together because they are Diana’s sons.”
Despite the rumored dent in their relationship, William, Kate, Prince Harry, and Meghan will be spending the holidays together. However, they won’t be repeating their sleeping arrangement from last year this Christmas.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will not stay together with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex this Christmas. Prince William and Kate will enjoy a peaceful rest at their home in Anmer Hall, since Prince Harry and pregnant Meghan reportedly declined their invitation. Therefore, the couple will be housed with other guests under the Queen’s roof at Buckingham Palace.