It seems as if the rift between Prince William and Prince Harry is pretty deep and it could have all started the second Meghan Markle gave birth... Yikes.
Rumors of the destruction of Prince Harry's relationship with his big brother, Prince William, have been circulating for quite some time now...
via: GettyAnd it's clear that there's a lot of tension between the royal pair.
But now, some more details have emerged of an alleged reason why...
via: GettyAnd believe us when we say this, things aren't sounding too good right now... especially for Meghan Markle.
Now, this whole controversy started in 2016 when Prince Harry started dating Los Angeles-based actress, Meghan Markle.
via: GettyMeghan's career as an actress seemed to be instantly swapped for a life fulfilling royal duties and there's no denying how she immediately revolutionized the royal family.
Meghan started joining Harry on royal trips and tours...
via: GettyAnd there was no denying how happy they looked together.
After a year of dating, the couple announced their engagement...
They married in the historical Windsor Castle in May, 2018...
via: GettyWhich made Meghan an official part of the royal family. She relocated to London and was given the title, the Duchess of Sussex.
The couple announced their pregnancy shortly after the wedding...
Even though the little family seemed to radiate with happiness...
via: GettyThings were far from the case behind the scenes as Meghan was relentlessly attacked by the British press and public.
Anything she did or said...
via: GettyThe British media had something to say about it. Whether she was being branded as a diva, a control-freak, a "monarchy ruiner," and even a bad mother, Meghan received it all.
This prompted the couple to make the bold decision to step down from royal duties earlier this year.
This came as a huge shock worldwide...
via: GettyBut nobody was more shocked than those in the royal family.
Apparently, the Queen wasn't notified of Harry and Meghan's plans to step down from the family until after their announcement on social media.
via: GettyHer Majesty published a statement shortly afterward, which read: "Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through."
Harry's relationship with his brother William also came under strain following his departure.
via: GettyThe future King of England was reported to have distanced himself from Harry and Meghan and the pair didn't speak for months.
It's terribly sad to learn of the brothers' separation...
It seems that William was cautious of Meghan from the get-go.Royal sources, "Take as much time as you need to get to know this girl."
Harry reportedly didn't appreciate William referring to Meghan as "this girl."
via: Getty"Harry heard the tone of the snobbishness that was anathema to his approach to the world. During his 10-year career in the military, outside the royal bubble, he had learned not to make snap judgments of people based on their accent, education, ethnicity class or profession."
This tension continued to grow following a conversation between the brothers about Harry and Meghan's engagement.
via: GettyWilliam continued to warn Harry, which is something Harry didn't do when it came to William and Kate's engagement. "What made it very hurtful for Harry is that he has always given William his full support particularly with Kate. Not everyone adored Kate Middleton in the beginning. Some of William’s friends were snobbish about Kate, but Harry gave her the thumbs up from the outset and he expected the same loyalty back from William."
William felt his brother was abandoning his sense of duty and birthright...
via: GettyEspecially when Harry supposedly "snubbed" the Queen's by not joining her and the Cambridges for a summer holiday to Balmoral last year.
Following Harry and Meghan's wedding, the brothers began spending less and less time with one another...
via: GettyAnd when the Sussexes' made the decision to step down from royal duties and relocate to L.A, the brothers were barely on speaking terms.
Neither of the brothers has yet publicly spoken out about their feud...
via: GettyNot even after rumors of a "bitter explosion" erupted between them both.
It was reportedly so bad, that the late Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, was forced to intervene for his nephews.
via: GettyAccording to a new excerpt from Battle of Brothers, the book by royal expert Robert Lacey, "From time to time Diana’s younger brother had played something of an honorary godfather to both boys in the years since the death of their mother, and their uncle agreed with William to see what he could do."
The result of the Spencer intervention was an even more bitter explosion, however.
via: Getty"Once again Harry refused to slow down. He didn’t blame his uncle, but he understood why Diana’s brother should want to help. Yet he was furious with his elder brother for dragging other family members into the row."
However, the latest revelation from the book outlines one of the possible reasons for the intensity of their feud.
via: GettyIn the same biography written by Lacey, it was outlined that Prince William was allegedly "furious" with the palace after their handling of Meghan's labor with baby Archie. And believe me when I say this, people aren't impressed over the reason why William was so angry.
William delayed seeing his nephew for an entire week...Lacey wrote: “On the morning of 6 May , Meghan was duly delivered of her delayed but healthy son, weighing in at 7lbs 3oz," Lacey writes in the book, according to Us Weekly. "Baby Archie had arrived with the dawn at 5.26 a.m., allowing grandmother Doria [Markle's mother] and the happy couple to return to Windsor with their precious cargo undetected."
via: Getty"Their stratagem was bolstered by Buckingham Palace’s putting out a strangely misleading statement at 2 p.m. that day saying that the Duchess of Sussex was just going into labour — when she had, in fact, been delivered of her new son eight hours earlier."
So, William's problem was the fact that the Palace didn't announce the fact that Markle had gone into labor at the exact moment it happened?
via: GettyEven after The Sussexes explained that they did this because they wanted some privacy after such an intimate moment, the bitter big brother was having none of it.
The royal couple then decided to wait a further "8 days" until they saw Archie.
via: GettyThe news of the prince's pettiness was not well received by fans of the royal family.
Who knows if Harry and William will repair the cracks in their relationship...
via: GettyAnd only time will tell if the brothers will decide to put aside their differences and reunite as a family. For more, keep on scrolling to read about what Donald Trump had to say about Meghan and Harry...