Prince William Supports Harry; Princess Diana's Sons Aim To Protect Kate Middleton And Meghan Markle: Source

Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attend ship naming ceremony in Birkenhead
Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, stand on the bridge of the RRS Sir David Attenborough at Camel Laird shipyard, Birkenhead, Britain September 26, 2019. (Photo: Asadour Guzelian/Pool via REUTERS)

When Prince Harry filed lawsuits against three news outlets in the recent week, he reportedly did not consult with his father, Prince Charles, and brother, Prince William. It sparked speculations that Prince William wanted to distance himself from his brother's controversies. However, a former royal butler claims it would be impossible for the brothers not to support each other.

Paul Burrell, who served the men's mother Princess Diana when she was still alive, told Us Weekly that Prince William and Prince Harry vowed they would never allow any "unwanted access to those they love." Thus, Burrell believes Prince William will have his brother's support and sympathy in his fight to protect his wife, Meghan Markle, by pursuing legal actions against the press.

The former Butler said that the brothers make their decisions as a family and have few people in their inner circle. The brothers have always made it clear to lead their lives their own way.

Burrell's belief runs contrary to reports that members of the royal family were uneasy about Prince Harry's legal move. Publicly, no one from the royals made comments about the Duke of Sussex's decision. According to royal correspondent Richard Palmer, even the royal aides felt embarrassed by Prince Harry's decision over this controversy.

Meanwhile, royal fans have been observing that Prince William has never publicly made statements in favor of Duchess Meghan. Prince Harry, on the other hand, vocally expressed in an interview that he hopes his sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, would be accorded the privacy she deserved.

In a post on Twitter, a royal fan shared a clip of Prince Harry talking about Duchess Kate before she was due to give birth to Prince George, the first Cambridge child. He said he hopes for her to get the "necessary protection" so she could enjoy being a mother.

The royal fan observed that Prince William has never made similar statements for Duchess Meghan. A follower said that Prince William might be too scared to be criticized if he had defended Prince Harry's wife.

Prince Harry said, in an emotional statement, that he is pursuing legal action against the news outlet that published Duchess Meghan's letter to her father. The Sussex royals claimed that parts of these letters were published to put the duchess in a bad light and sell a story.

The duke said he feared that Duchess Meghan will suffer the same treatment that his mother has gotten from the media. He also said that he won't stand for the press bullying his wife and so he has decided to file the lawsuits.

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