William 'wants his three children to stay close' after rift with 'wingman' Harry

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Prince William and Princess Kate walk Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to school in September last year (Image: PA)
Prince William and Princess Kate walk Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to school in September last year (Image: PA)

Prince William is determined to ensure Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis remain close into their adulthood after his relationship with his brother became frayed.

Royal sources say Prince of Wales and Duke of Sussex's turmoil is made "even sadder" because William's children are close in age and have strong bonds.

William, 41, once considered his younger brother "his wingman" but, according to Jennie Bond, former BBC royal correspondent, this is no longer the case. She therefore said it will be essential for George, ten, to have help from his siblings as he grows older and further into his role.

William 'wants his three children to stay close' after rift with 'wingman' Harry eideziqkeiqhhinvThe young siblings have shown their close bonds during royal events, like the Platinum Jubilee Pageant last year (PA)

Speaking to OK!, Ms Bond said: "Hopefully the three of them will remain close for the rest of their lives. I’m sure William feels that even more strongly now that his own relationship with his brother has broken down.

"They are in a unique position as future monarch and senior members of the royal family. We see now how important the Princess Royal is to King Charles. They are close in age, they grew up together within Palace walls, and now Anne is Charles’s confidant, support and friend, as well as sister.

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"George, Charlotte and Louis are close in age, go to the same school (for the moment anyway) and are forging bonds that, hopefully, will last a lifetime. Somehow, it makes it even sadder that William no longer has Harry as his wingman."

William 'wants his three children to stay close' after rift with 'wingman' HarryWilliam and Harry, pictured with their wives at Commonwealth Day Service 2020, have drifted apart in recent years (Getty Images)

Cute appearances at royal events, like the Queen's Jubilee last year, have highlighted the close-knit bond the three young siblings share. Conversely, the feud between William and Harry, 38, has been widely documented in the same timeframe. Ultimately, during his tour of South Africa in 2019, Harry told ITV that he and his brother were "on different paths".

Since then, several explosive claims have been made in TV interviews and in Harry's memoir Spare - including an alleged fight at Harry's Nottingham Cottage home and suggestions that William had told his brother that his children were not Harry's "responsibility". Ever since Harry released the book though, he has reportedly believed the "UK has turned against" him and Meghan Markle.

Royal expert Christopher Anderson said he is also sure Charlotte and Louis will take on a more central role in the future King's life. He told US Weekly: "They [the Palace] have to think about George’s feelings in relation to his siblings. George has all this pressure. He has these two siblings who can help him - who can ease some of the pressure and share some of the burden."

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