Why Prince William was ‘slightly jealous’ of brother Harry when they were growing up

Why Prince William was ‘slightly jealous’ of brother Harry when they were growing up

There is widespread knowledge that Prince William and his younger brother, Prince Harry, hold contrasting views on several aspects of their roles within the royal family. This dissimilarity extends from their private disputes to their public appearances, leading to extensive discussions about a perceived division between the two brothers within the royal family.

In this week’s installment of HELLO!’s A Right Royal Podcast, Princess Diana’s former bodyguard, Ken Wharfe, continued to discuss the close relationship between the two Princes. With five years of dedicated service to Princess Diana, followed by his tenure in the Royal Protection squad, Ken has gained valuable insights into the intricacies of Harry and William’s bond.

Delving into their early years, Ken speculated that William might have experienced some feelings of “jealousy” towards Harry due to his outgoing and sociable nature.

Ken shared his observations with HELLO!’s A Right Royal Podcast, saying, “William was possibly a bit envious of Harry because of his popularity.” He went on to provide a detailed account of Harry as a three-year-old, describing him as a vivacious and charming child who enjoyed making people laugh. Ken also noted that while William was somewhat more reserved during his childhood, he also had his unique qualities.

However, despite their disparities, there was one characteristic that even Harry and William shared, a characteristic common to all children: a tendency to be clumsy.

Whether it was William experiencing an accidental blow to the head with a golf club at Ludgrove or Harry acquiring a sizable knee gash from a fall at Wetherby, Ken can certainly remember some instances that showcased the similarities between the two.

Ken remarked, “When you bring him to the Accident & Emergency department, suddenly no one wants the responsibility of potentially mishandling the stitching of this royal knee. You have to diplomatically insist, ‘Please proceed and stitch him up.’ After all, children will be children, and they’re prone to accidents just like anyone else.”

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