Prince Harry’s departure ‘really bad’ for William’s mental health ‘Lost his best friend’

Diana tried to 'shield' Harry and William from heir and spare 'labels': ‘Troubled by it'

 

Prince Harry stepping down as a senior royal and moving to the US had a significant effect on his older brother Prince William, a royal expert claimed.

 

Prince Harry's departure 'really bad' for William's mental health 'Lost his best friend'

Prince Harry and Prince William have both spoken out about their mental health throughout their lives, with the Prince of Wales recently making a remark about the “subtle changes” and how your mental health copes in relation to these. Speaking on a recent episode of Palace Confidential, The Mail on Sunday’s Editor-at-Large, Charlotte Griffiths discussed how Prince William’s mental health was affected after Harry’s decision to leave The Firm.

 

Prince Harry's departure 'really bad' for William's mental health 'Lost his best friend'

Referring to the Prince and Princess of Wales’ appearance on BBC Radio I, Ms Griffiths said: “Very interesting, William alluded to subtle changes and how your mental health copes with sudden changes. “So people assume that he meant to death of his mother, and of course the Harry thing.” She noted that Harry exit was “really bad” for his mental health. This is because he has “lost his best friend” and his “brother in arms”. She added: “So [William’s] mental health has been affected.”

 

Prince Harry's departure 'really bad' for William's mental health 'Lost his best friend'

Speaking of Harry, she said that he “takes up so much air space talking about his mental” but we “sort of forget” about William. She added: “William looks tough and is going to be the King, but he’s a human being and he’s suffered a lot really in his life.” Ms Griffiths said that William’s mention was in “a subtle way” that Harry “wouldn’t be capable of”. William and Harry’s relationship has suffered in the past few years. In the early days of Harry’s relationship with Meghan Markle, William reportedly expressed his concerns over how fast the relationship was progressing.

 

Prince Harry's departure 'really bad' for William's mental health 'Lost his best friend'

This supposedly didn’t come across well to Harry, who took offence to his brother’s comments. Prince Harry now resides in the US with Meghan and their two children since their royal exit in 2020. They have made various trips back to the UK, however, all the trips have been short and none of which have led to the idea of a possible reunification.

Most recently, Harry and Meghan stepped out in Windsor with the newly-appointed Prince and Princess of Wales. The four of them, all dressed in black, were greeting royal mourners lining the streets, two days after the death of the brothers’ beloved grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

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