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Prince William is reportedly mourning the collapse of his relationship with his younger brother Prince Harry, his friends are speaking out to say.

William Is ‘Grieving’

“William alternates between grieving for what he has lost and feeling really, really angry about what his brother has done,” one friend told Daily Mail. “He truly loves Harry and feels he has lost the only person, aside from his wife, who understood this strange life of theirs. But he believes there are things you just don’t do. And Harry has 100 percent crossed that line.”

This friend added that William feels that Harry has “disrespected the Queen and their family” with his actions. This is likely a reference to the fact that since leaving the royal family in 2020, Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have repeatedly bashed the royal family in interviews, accusing them of things like racism and of being insensitive towards mental health struggles.

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William’s Marriage To Kate Middleton

Another friend of William’s said that though his relationship with his brother has been destroyed, his marriage to Kate Middleton is stronger than ever.

“They honestly couldn’t be happier as a couple,” this friend said of William and Kate. “You can’t get a cigarette paper between them. They are so tight, just inseparable. When you speak to William, he’s actually quite puritanical in his attitude when he talks about his parents’ marriage and what went wrong.”

“It hugely affected the way he approached his own relationship with Catherine and why it took so long for him to settle down. He wanted it to be with the right person and [for it to last] forever,” this friend continued. “William is still very protective of his wife. The way he sees it, she is as important to the institution as he is. He genuinely admires the way she has just dug her heels in and stuck with it.”

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Will William And Harry Ever Mend Their Relationship?

When asked if William and Harry will ever be able to mend their relationship, another friend said, “‘That’s a hard question to answer. The truth is they have got to find some common ground again at some point. But William is also very principled and believes Harry has crossed a line.”

“He’s thrown accusation after accusation, knowing that silence is the family’s only option because they don’t want to get dragged into a public slanging match,” this friend added. “He sees how upset his father has been by it all, and it hurts. William is absolutely allergic to drama but Harry has ensured that their family laundry is being aired on a global scale.”

William is particularly angry on the behalf of his wife, who he feels was “massively disrespected” by Meghan when she told Oprah Winfrey last year that it was Kate who made her cry in the lead-up to her wedding, not the other way around as much of the media reported. 

William And Kate ‘Have Tried To Keep The Peace’

“Despite much provocation, both William and Catherine have tried to keep the peace more than anyone will ever realize,” said a source. “Make no mistake, he’s angry. He believes Harry has disrespected the Queen and their family.”

It’s always sad to see family relationships collapse in this way. We can only hope that at some point in the future, William and Harry are able to find some common ground and that they can get along again in some way. In the end, life is too short to hold grudges, particularly when it comes to family. 

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