When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to step away from the Royal Family they did so in a way that surprised everyone. They put out their own statements and essentially Meghan was in Canada before Buckingham Palace even realized what had hit them. One of the people that has taken the news pretty badly, and still has trouble grasping it is Prince William. At least that’s the case if you happen to believe Omid Scobie, the author of the book Finding Freedom, which details Harry and Meghan’s royal struggles. He recently sat down with Entertainment Tonight to talk about the current state of the relationship.
They Still Aren’t Talking Much
Omid Scobie who may or may not have a direct line to Meghan Markle talked about the current state of the relationship. According to him, the brothers are not just separated by a full ocean. They are also not talking on a regular basis. Something that wasn’t the norm when Harry was still back in the UK. Scobie details,
“The relationship between Harry and William is still very much one of distance” He then added, “I don’t just mean physical [distance], across the Atlantic, but they are not talking that much.”
They Can Still Put on a Show
We’ve seen William and Harry a couple of times together after Harry moved to California. Once at the funeral service of their grandfather Prince Philip. The other was at the unveiling of the statue for Princess Diana. Both times the brothers seemed to be on regular speaking terms. Even sharing a few laughs. These moments certainly gave people hope that the relationship was in a better place. Scobie seems to think that’s just for show saying,
“Both sides are able to put everything to one side when it comes to focusing on the bigger, more important moments,” Scobie goes on to say. “Unfortunately, that has not led to any sort of bigger movement. These are still two brothers who aren’t in regular communication, or in much communication at all,
William is Protecting The Crown
Most of Prince William’s actions after the whole Megxit scandal have been geared towards protecting the monarchy. After all, that’s the biggest inheritance that he’s going to be getting. Scobie stated the obvious by saying that William has devoted his life to the institution. While Harry on the other has gone in the opposite direction. You can’t really help the interests of the Crown from a huge mansion in Montecito. What we’ve seen recently from William though includes more outings with The Queen. Also, he’s looking to move closer to the Queen’s regular home Windsor Castle. He’s really taken on a much more active “Royal Role”. That could also be traced back to the fact that the family have had to compensate for the 100-plus Royal engagements that Harry and Meghan left hanging.
Harry & Meghan Are Falling Out of Favor With The Brits
The results are in on the new popularity polls held by pollsters YouGuv. The popularity rating amongst the British people according to those polls has Harry and Meghan with an all-time low approval rating! It has to be said that 1,667 people were questioned in the survey. How that is an accurate representation of how more than 60 million people feel is not for us to decipher. That’s why polls keep getting it wrong. Anyway, their numbers indicated that 65% of the people that they asked outright disliked Meghan Markle. Harry is also losing favor with his fellow Brits. With 59% of the people questioned expressing their dislike for him.