The pain of the abrupt death of Diana of Wales in Paris 25 years ago generated a greater complicity among their children, William Y Harrya tune that does not exist today attributed to the irruption in the British royal family of the American Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
In a country that is going through uncertain times while waiting to find out who will be its new Prime Minister after the resignation of Boris Johnson and plunged into a crisis due to the increase in the cost of living, the memory of Lady Di is still present, although increasingly blurred.
The two children of the Princess of Wales and the heir to the throne, Charles of England, were raised to support each other within a corseted palatial setting. That relationship was strengthened when they lost her mother in a tragic car accident in Paris on August 30, 1997.
That setback marked the princes, who were then only 15 and 12 years old.
Since then, Both have blamed the “paparazzi” for what happened and have never hidden the animosity caused by the perpetual media harassment of members of royalty.
Diana’s passing was particularly difficult for her young son to cope with. Years later, Harry himself would admit that he needed psychological therapy to manage his emotions.
Prince William married his roommate from his time at university in St Andrews (Scotland), Kate Middleton, with whom he has three children, princes George, Charlotte and Louis, and this soon became for his brother-in-law a brotherly figure or, in Harry’s own words, in the “sister he never had”.
For years it has been common to see the brothers and Kate enjoying together in different official commitments, offering a public image of complicity.
Harry, meanwhile, made occasional public slips, fodder for the tabloids, until it seemed “settle down” when meeting the actress Meghan Markle, known in Canada for her role in a television series “Suits”.
A mutual friend of the couple introduced them and they became inseparable, although few bet on the future of the romance.
Since her first official appearance as a couple of the youngest son of Carlos and Diana, Meghan’s behavior was analyzed Y criticized in this country, without missing comparisons with Diana herself, once harassed daily by the “paparazzi”.
Kate, meanwhile, she is adored in this country and perceived by the British as an example of perfection in representing the monarchy.
Meghan’s entry into the royal family changed the dynamics of the relationship between the two brotherswho grew apart and who seem to be barely in contact today.
The unexpected announcement made by Harry and Meghan that they would abandon their duties as members of the monarchy -the so-called “Megxit”, consummated on March 31, 2020- stunned their closest friends. The country was quick to point to the Duchess of Sussex as the culprit.
Your move to Californiawhere they reside in an impressive mansion with their two children, Archie and Lilibet, was not a tasty dish either, but the straw that broke the camel’s back was the explosive interview granted in March 2021 to an American television program in which the couple aired dirty laundry from the royal family.
Among other pearls to remember, Harry and Meghan They revealed “racist” behavior by some member of the Royal House of the United Kingdom, they told how she had suicidal thoughts shortly after her wedding and did not receive support from the royal family, while Harry recounted his “disappointment” with the behavior of his father.
This “betrayal” of the Dukes of Sussex It further undermined the increasingly damaged relationship between the brothers, although the princes saw each other again at the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, in April 2021.
They also put aside their differences to unveil together in July 2021 in the gardens of Kensington Palace (London), a statue in honor of their mother, who would have turned 60 at the time.
However, an interview granted by Meghan to The Cut magazine, published this week, in which she reveals that her husband even told her that he believed she had “lost her father” (Prince Charles) or that his mere “existence” (for her and Harry) “displeased the hierarchy” of the royal family.
(with information from EFE)
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