21 November 2019 12:52
The Duke of Sussex has acknowledged a "rift" with his brother the Duke of Cambridge for the first time, saying they are "certainly on different" paths under the pressures of Royal life and admitting: "Inevitably stuff happens". Prince Harry said the brothers, who have grown up together in the public eye, have "good days and bad days", and do not see each other as much as they used to because they are "so busy". The admission, which follows stories in the press about the increasing separation of the two Dukes, is likely to surprise and sadden admirers of the Royal Family, who have long viewed Prince William and Harry as bonded for life after the death of their mother. They have already separated their working lives, with the Sussexes leaving the Royal Foundation they once shared with the Cambridges, after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to a new home in Windsor from Kensington Palace. The Duchess of Sussex has spoken of the impact the pressures of joining the Royal Family have had on her.
In an interview with the ITV programme 'Harry and Meghan: An African Journey", the duchess said that she had been taken aback by the scrutiny her every move had come under from the tabloid press in the UK and hinted that she wouldn't tolerate her situation not changing in the future, saying"it's not enough just to survive something….you've got to thrive and feel happy". Opening up to journalist Tom Bradby, Meghan admitted that when she and Harry were getting serious, some of her British friends warned her against getting married to a prince. She told the programme they had told her"you shouldn't do it – the British tabloids will destroy your life". The Duchess of Sussex went on to say she felt"naive" for not believing them. Meghan's admissions came at the end of the programme as she opened up about life as a royal.
She said that in the year since she had married the Duke of Sussex, she had felt under a lot of pressure. And she said 'I never thought it would be easy, but I thought it would be fair and that's the part that's really hard to reconcile". The duchess also spoke about how she had tried to deal with the new interest in her, saying she had"tried this British stiff upper lip thing" but that it hadn't helped. She added that she thought it was"probably really damaging". But it was her remarks about how that is impacting her life now that raised the biggest questions. The Duchess of Sussex said that"it's not enough just to survive something – that's not the point of life". She went on to say that"you've got to thrive and be happy", adding that she and her husband had talked about this issue and the impact it was having on them. 'Harry and Meghan: An African Journey' is on ITV1 and the ITV Player in the UK. The Duchess of Sussex has spoken of the unbearable stress of lifestyles in the spotlight as a member of the Royal Family, announcing it will not be any longer sufficient for her to "exact survive" it. The Duchess, who has a 5-month-dilapidated son, mentioned it will likely be considerable for her to "thrive" and "in actuality feel happy", warning that merely enduring with unwanted scrutiny is "now not the point of lifestyles". In a television interview broadcast on Sunday night, the Duke of Sussex additionally acknowledged a "rift" alongside with his brother Prince William for the first time. The couple seemed deeply emotional in the strongest hint but that they are finding public lifestyles as it stands untenable. The Duchess's phrases, wherein she insists she has "in actuality tried" to adopt the British stiff upper lip before concluding it's a long way "internally in actuality unfavourable", will lend weight to fears that the Sussexes are attempting to salvage a direction away from weak royal family lifestyles.