According to reports, Prince William made a little girl cry at school. When Princess Diana found out, she had a serious conversation with her eldest son. Despite his temper, Prince William and Prince Harry still had some good times together.
At first, Princess Diana brushed aside any criticism of Prince William’s behavior. The day the then five-year-old Prince William entered Wetherby, a kindergarten in Notting Hill Gate, the princes’ Nanny Barnes was fired, bringing tears to both him and Prince Harry.
A few weeks later, the faithful nanny was replaced by Ruth Wallace. Before being in the service of the royal family, the latter had exercised her talents with King Constantine II of Greece, William’s godfather. Quickly, Ruth Wallace differentiates herself from the one who had marked her. She had a reputation for being fair and firm, in fact, she gave him more authority over the two boys. She even received permission to spank them.
Princess Diana, Princess of Wales and her sons Prince William and Prince Harry attending the Heads of State Memorial Service in Hyde Park on May 7, 1995 in London, England | Source: Getty Images
Despite all these measures, William’s behavior did not change. One of her teachers to declare “No one was spared”. The latter suggested that she would have seen the future king shoving a little girl in class. And when he’d been reprimanded, he’d gotten really angry. She also has added :
“He threatened to have his knights cut off the heads of all of us.”
While the friction within the royal couple was not yet known to the public, Prince Charles had left Kensington Palace to settle in Highgrove House. This is the Prince of Wales’ country home, two hours’ drive west and ‘a stone’s throw’ from what his staff call ‘Mrs PB’, Camilla Parker Bowles.
The Prince and Princess of Wales with Prince William and Prince Harry in Highgrove Wildflower Meadow purchased for its use by the Duchy of Cornwall | Source: Getty Images
During the week, Prince William and Prince Harry followed their usual school routine. All seemed calm as they spent time with their mother and Ruth Wallace. But when they spent the weekend in Highgrove, the two brothers were disturbed by the separation of their parents.
On how the Duke of Cambridge would have been affected by the breakdown of his parents’ relationship, Highgrove housekeeper Wendy Berry a declared :
“William was obviously hurt. If your parents fight tooth and nail, you’re going to act a certain way.”
Princess Diana helps Prince William with a puzzle in his playroom at Kensington Palace | Source: Getty Images
PRINCE WILLIAM LEARNED TO RESPECT OTHERS’ FEELINGS BUT GIVEN ORDERS TO PRINCE HARRY
As Prince Harry tried to come out of his shell, Prince William had gradually realized that other people had feelings too – an essential first step. Princess Diana once had a serious conversation with her eldest son after he made a little girl cry at school. She told him :
“Now William, imagine how you would feel if someone told you that?” You would want to cry, wouldn’t you? »
With instructions from his mother and nanny on how best to behave with elders, including members of the household staff, Prince William had begun to say “please” and “thank you”, to hug hand, open the door for the ladies and engage in polite conversation.
Prince William at the Guards Polo Club, comforted by his mother, Princess Diana | Source: Getty Images
According to Mrs Wallace, the behavior of the Duke of Cambridge had changed radically, he had become a perfect little gentleman. Even his teachers at Wetherby had been pleasantly surprised by the change in his attitude. A teacher a note :
“The bullying stopped, he started to take a real interest in other kids, and in a short time he became our most valued student.”
Despite this new label, Prince William would have retained his authoritarian side, especially towards his little brother. Once, he said to Prince Harry:
“Now, Harry, stop sticking your tongue out at photographers! That’s very naughty!”
Prince William arrives with Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Harry for his first day at Eton College, September 6, 1995 in Windsor, England | Source: Getty Images
But that’s not all. According to some accounts, the future king ensured things in hand when he was in the presence of his cousins. He told them what to do, where to stand and how to behave, and they obeyed him. During an interview, the Princess of Wales had declared :
“William tells them where to stand and what to do, and for some reason they all listen to him. Now I call him Mr. Bossy Boots”.
Despite everything, the two princes still had a good time. At Highgrove and Balmoral they had surprised visitors with water guns. Once they even mistakenly doused their grandmother, Queen Elizabeth. The playfulness of princes was a classic sight for the royal household.
Princes William and Harry discuss their mother’s life and legacy in a rare interview ahead of a concert for Princess Diana, June 2007 | Source: Getty Images
AUTHOR CLAIMS PRINCE WILLIAM’S ‘ALLEGED BULLYING’ LAID UP BREAK BETWEEN BROTHERS
The four famous members of the royal family, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, were once called the “Fab Four”.
Andrew Morton, author of several books on the royal family, including Princess Diana’s biography “Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words” and a biography of Meghan Markle, “Meghan: A Hollywood Princess”, shared his point of view. view of the royal family feud.
In Meghan Markle’s biography, originally published in 2018 and which got an update in the form of six new chapters, Andrew Morton digs into the origins of Prince William and Prince Harry’s infamous feud and its reported impact on the woman. of Prince Harry.
According to excerpts from the book that surfaced online, Morton made it clear that despite reports to the contrary, including accounts the Duke and Duchess of Sussex themselves shared during their interview with Oprah Winfrey in early 2021 , the royal palace has prioritized Markle’s well-being.
The author reported that the Palace had a team that spent several hours monitoring social media accounts, and violent threats against Meghan Markle were reported to the police.
(L to R) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry during the ‘Patron’s Lunch’ celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday at The Mall on June 12, 2016 in London, UK. England | Source: Getty Images
Morton claimed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s attitude towards Prince Harry and Meghan Markle played a significant role in the brothers’ feud and allegedly led the Sussexes to make the final decision to walk away from royal life. It also Remark :
“The Duchess of Cambridge’s coldness towards Meghan and William’s alleged bullying suffered a devastating ‘Cain and Abel’ fallout between the brothers.”
According to the royal author, Prince Harry was the “main driver” of the souring of relations between the Sussexes and the royal family, but it was Meghan Markle who “took the hit”. It is not the first time that to claim surface about the Duke of Cambridge allegedly bullying his brother and his wife.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend an Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images
In January 2020, shortly after the Sussexes left the Royal Family, The Sunday Times reported that they had been pushed out of the Royal Family by Prince William’s ‘intimidating attitude’ and had decided to leave the family. royal after two years of constant questioning about their position.
The royals were quick to shut down the rumours, with the brothers releasing a rare joint statement to decry them. The statement called the article in the British publication “false” and called the use of inflammatory language against the princes “offensive and potentially dangerous”.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watching a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, on July 10, 2018 in London, England | Source: Getty Images
According to the extracts from the book, the sources of the royal biographer for writing the new chapters were not. He held back on possible cracks in the relationship between the brothers and what led to the Cambridges and Sussexes’ relationship collapsing.
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