- – News that Prince Harry will leave Kensington Palace with Meghan Markle in the new year, and move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, has shocked fans of the royal family.
- – Prince Harry and Prince William‘s relationship has apparently been undergoing some changes, especially since Harry got married earlier this year.
- – According to a new report in People, Prince Harry has allegedly been “really grumpy,” and “no one can quite put their finger on” why.
Following the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer be neighbors with Prince William and Kate Middleton, reports of a royal rift have pervaded. And now, according to People, via a royal source, Prince Harry is working hard to define his new role within the royal family.
The real reason Meghan and Harry have chosen to move to Frogmore Cottage in 2019 is to give their baby space to grow up out of the spotlight. But as Harry and William have always been so close, royal fans are wondering how the move will impact upon their relationship.
According to People, via a royal source, “Harry doesn’t have his own structure like William, whose role [as the future King] is clear-cut and defined. Harry’s isn’t.” This, the “palace insider” claims, is the key to Harry’s apparent discontent. The prince needs some direction in his life, and to carve out a separate path, away from his brother who will one day rule.
And perhaps more importantly, “Harry doesn’t want to be the [Princess] Margaret of the family, and certainly Meghan doesn’t want to either. They want to do their own thing. And to do that, you need to be away sometimes.”
Now that they’re married, it’s understandable that Meghan and Harry would need their own space, especially with a baby on the way. But that won’t stop royal fans from worrying about the magical brotherly bond that Prince Harry and Prince William always seemed to have.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.