Harry was positioned as a rebel and the ‘bad boy’ of the royal family, while William did not have to face that.
Prince Harry’s breakup with Prince William is rooted in a deeply rooted and highly divisive depiction of the two by members of the royal family.
According to insiders, the relationship between the two brothers was altered long ago, and the seeds of a breakup were sown when they were still children.
As written in the new book Battle of Brothers: The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, Harry was positioned as a rebel and the ‘bad boy’ of the royal family, while William did not have to face any of that.
This was because Harry was in the news for his perpetual parties and drinking as a minor, as a teenager, according to royal author Robert Lacey.
“It was Harry who was typecast as the ‘bad boy from Buckingham Palace,'” Lacey notes.
The matter escalated when Harry stepped forward in a Nazi disguise, sending the world into a frenzy.
“A fellow guest took a photograph, and a few days later, Harry was parading on the cover of The Sun.”
According to the book, “Harry chose his costume along with his older brother, who laughed all the way back to Highgrove with the younger brother who was supposed to be the mentor.”
This just goes to show how William was always given an easy pass and painted in good light, while Harry had to face the brunt of a brutal press as the ‘disreputable brother’.