Insider Explains Tensions Between Harry and William

The royal brothers have been a bit shaky since 2017
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2020 6:39 PM CST
Updated Feb 6, 2020 1:00 AM CST
Harry and His Brother 'Didn't Leave on Good Terms'
In this Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, left, and Prince Harry arrive to visit the Support4Grenfell Community Hub in London.   (Toby Melville/ Pool via AP, File)

(Newser) – Oh, the drama: Prince Harry and his brother Prince William were at odds before Harry left England with his wife and child last month—and the royal brothers still are, People reports. "They didn't leave on good terms by any means, but they are both relieved that it's over," a family friend tells the mag. "Perhaps [Meghan and Harry] didn't think things through exactly as they could have, but they wanted to be happy. Who can blame them for that?" Seems the fraternal tensions go back to 2017, when William advised the younger Harry not to move too quickly with Meghan Markle, and Harry was none too happy. Meanwhile:

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  • Margot Robbie made a royal quip at the BAFTAs on Sunday when she accepted an award for best supporting actor winner Brad Pitt, Time reports. Robbie said Pitt would call the award "Harry" because he was "really excited about bringing it back to the States with him. His words, not mine!" The camera quickly showed Prince William and Kate Middleton at the awards, sharing a laugh.
  • CTV News reports that Madonna is offering Harry and Meghan the chance to rent out her high-end Central Park West apartment. "Don't run off to Canada," she says. "It's so boring there."
  • Yet an insider tells People that the pair are "enjoying the quiet life" on Vancouver Island. "This decision [to leave] had been weighing on them for a long time, and they are relieved to have it done," the source says. "A weight has been lifted off their shoulders."

(Seems Harry and Meghan are seeking a home outside of Canada.)

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