Prince Harry’s departure from royal life has brought his brother Prince William and his father Prince Charles closer, claims a royal commentator.
Speak against OK! magazine, Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, said the bond between Charles, 71 and William, 37, has only grown since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior royals.
Harry, 35 and Meghan, 38, announced on January 8 that they would relinquish their royal duties to divide their time between the UK and Canada, hoping to play a new independent role for themselves.
Then, this month, the royal family suffered another blow when the grandson of the queen Peter Phillips announced that he would divorce his wife Autumn after 12 years of marriage.
Since then, the Cambridges have been depicted as a united front during a rare joint visit with Prince Charles and Camilla in Leicestershire, which, according to Ingrid, proves that they are closer than ever.
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, said that the bond between Charles, 72 and William, 37 has become stronger since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex withdrew from the spotlight. Pictured: The Duke of Cambridge and Prince of Wales play around during a visit to the Medical Rehabilitation Center (DMRC) on February 11, 2020 in Nottinghamshire
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they would retire their royal duties on January 8, 2020.
“They’ve had something to talk about,” she said, pointing to their conversations about royal life without Harry.
“Charles has given incredible support to William in recent weeks because he has so much to do,” said the royal guard.
She added that Harry’s withdrawal from royal life would also motivate Prince Charles to focus on his first-born.
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of the Majesty magazine, said that Prince Charles is making more effort to fit William into his busy schedule
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“Charles has a tendency to pack his diary, but he is really doing his best to pencil for William in time,” she explained, adding that he would also try to make more time for his grandchildren George, six, Charlotte, four and Prince Louis, one.
During Tuesday’s visit, Charles and William shared a classic ‘father and son moment’ on the basketball court, with the future king taking pleasure in his heir who had tried in vain to shoot a few hoops before celebrating through their hands when William finally scored on the sixth attempt.
This playful interaction, recorded on camera, emphasized the fact that William and Charles shared the same sense of humor, according to Seward.
The fabulous four! Charles, Camilla, William and Kate came together to visit the new Defense Medical Rehabilitation Center (DMRC), Loughborough, in their first official outing as a foursome since 2011. In the photo the royalties in the center last week
During the visit to Leicester, a relaxed Kate Middleton also giggled with her father-in-law and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Seward told it OK! that the queen herself relied on the “power” of William and Kate’s marriage after a “tough” 2019, in which the forced retirement of Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Meghan saw the withdrawal of royal duties and now the announcement of Peter Phillips of the shock separation last week.
The queen, still struggling with the idea of divorce, Seward claimed, would have probably asked Peter and Autumn to give their union another chance before hoping for William and Kate.
“If she didn’t have them, I think she could say to herself,” God, after more than 70 years on the throne, nothing has come of it, “Seward said.
Queen’s oldest grandson Peter Phillips and wife Autumn are divorced after 12 years of marriage, Buckingham Palace confirmed today. In the photo, Peter and Autumn leave St George’s Chapel after their wedding in May 2008
Peter, 42 and Autumn, 41, informed their families of their “amicable” decision to divorce last year “after they had decided that it was” the best course of action for their two children and continued friendship. “
The couple, who have not been seen together in public since September, are supposed to have been divorced for several months.
The statement, issued by a spokesperson on behalf of the couple, revealed that the former couple will remain in Gloucestershire for co-parent daughters Savannah, nine, and Isla, seven.
The statement by Gerard Franklin, their official spokesperson, reads: “After informing HM The Queen and members of both families last year, Peter and Autumn agreed to part with each other.
“They had come to the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and continued friendship. The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and although sad, it is a friendly decision.
“The couple’s first priority remains the continued well-being and education of their beautiful daughters Savannah and Isla.
‘Both families were sad by nature with the announcement, but fully supported Peter and Autumn in the joint decision to accompany their children.
“Both Peter and Autumn have stayed in Gloucestershire to raise their two children, where they have settled for a number of years. Peter and Autumn have asked for privacy and compassion for their children, while the family continues to adapt to these changes. “
Peter and Autumn, who largely remain out of the media attention, were last seen together in public when they joined the Queen and Prince Charles at the annual Highland Games meeting in Braemar in September last year, pictured