Prince William will not be too pleased about his brother, Prince Harry, using their mother Princess Diana’s legacy to promote his business ventures in Hollywood, royal expert Katie Nicholl has claimed.
Back in December, Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, launched Archewell, the foundation which will be home to all of the couple’s post-royal projects, including their enormous deals with Netflix and Spotify, which is believed to have earned them $150 million combined.
In an adorable photo on the website’s front page, Harry is sitting on his mother’s shoulders while another snapshot sees Markle hugging her mother Doria Ragland.
The touching letter that followed reads, "I am my mother’s son. And I am our son’s mother. Together we bring you Archewell.”
But Nicholl believes that Harry is making a mistake by thinking he can use Diana’s name and image to help his business on the grounds that William will undoubtedly take issue with it, which could subsequently lead to an even bigger feud between the siblings.
She told True Royalty TV’s Royal Beat, "I think William will be concerned with that, Harry trying to take ownership of the Diana Legacy will be a problem.”
"But also Harry doing mental health, Harry doing conservation, these are the issues that William and Kate want to do - that’s where I predict tensions. Heads Together was also Kate’s Idea.”
Nicholl stresses that the Duke of Sussex has never made it a secret in wanting to promote his mother’s legacy — especially with his recent move to California — adding that the lack of references made to his father Prince Charles should not indicate signs of tension by any means.
William and Harry were reportedly not speaking for a while after the latter announced that he and his wife were stepping down as senior members of the British royal family and relocating to Montecito, Calif., for a private and quiet life away from the press and paparazzi.
Ironically, however, the two have since launched their own podcast with Spotify and even had their one-year-old son Archie say a few words during their first episode last month.
Whatever the case may be, William has slowly but surely accepted his brother’s decision to live his life independently, and while their relationship is still a work in progress, the two have started to communicate regularly.
"This time last year [Prince William and Prince Harry] weren’t talking to one another,” Nicholls added. “Things are better. There are still things to overcome but I think they all realize that you do have to move on in life.”
She also mentioned that despite recent issues between the brothers, William and Harry are both expected to attend Kensington Palace on July 1 for the unveiling of Diana’s statue on what would’ve been her 60th birthday.
"The intention is that the four [including Markle and Kate] of them will be together for the unveiling of Diana’s statue.”