Apparently Prince William and Prince Harry’s split is actually all to do with succession

Here’s everything to know…

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Here’s everything to know…

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially split from Kate Middleton and Prince William to start their own royal household, something that has prompted rumours of feuds and fallouts, with the public fearing for the future of the Fab Four, and particularly, Harry and William’s relationship.

The two brothers were rumoured to have had a falling out recently, all stemming from a reported hesitance to accept Harry and Meghan’s fast-paced relationship, from William’s side.

The speculation only grew louder when the two royal couples split from each other on Instagram this month, something that millennials in particular took to mean that there had been a serious falling out.

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Thankfully, it has been reported this week that the household split is actually a natural progression in the royal family, down to nothing more than succession. Both princes have to separate in order to prepare for their very different imminent royal roles, with William in line to become King. In fact, they went so far as to say that a royal four could never have worked.

’This is a future-proofing exercise’, a royal insider told People, explaining how William must now follow in his grandmother’s footsteps whereas Harry can have more freedom, moving out to Windsor with Meghan to prepare for their royal baby.

‘It was only going to work until they married — and it went on a while longer than perhaps was originally thought,’ the palace insider reportedly continued.

‘There was power in that unity and great strength in the foursome, but I see why [the divide] is happening, There is always that tension: trying to do the PR thing and then realising that they are just real people. They want their own place and their own things.’

Well, that’s that.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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