Prince William's Royal Feuds

Royal feuds are nothing new but these rifts seem to be following Prince William. From his drama with uncle Edward to the recent sibling spat with baby brother Harry, what is all the fighting about? Well, we've gathered the surprising details and royal history surrounding William's quarrels. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge march during the Order Of The Garter Service at Windsor Castle on June 18, 2018 in Windsor, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge march during the Order Of The Garter Service at Windsor Castle on June 18, 2018 in Windsor, England.


The Beginning Of The Big Brawl 

Over the past few years, the public has gained a few new insights into the future King, Prince William. He is adored by many but that does not mean he has never been the center of any drama. You'll be familiar with the recent brawl between Prince William and Prince Harry but what about his issues with his uncle, Prince Edward?

Image Credit: Getty Images / HRH Prince William arrives next to his father Prince Charles, Prince of Wales as they walk to St. George's Chapel to partake in Garter Day, the 660th Anniversary Service, on June 16, 2008 in Windsor, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / HRH Prince William arrives next to his father Prince Charles, Prince of Wales as they walk to St. George's Chapel to partake in Garter Day, the 660th Anniversary Service, on June 16, 2008 in Windsor, England.

The history runs deep when it comes to William's drama with Prince Edward. As reported by The Express, William was upset when Edward's television production company showed up at his university back in 2001. William has always valued his privacy and this was one step too far for him.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attends the second day of Royal Ascot at Ascot racecourse on June 15, 2011 in Ascot, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attends the second day of Royal Ascot at Ascot racecourse on June 15, 2011 in Ascot, England.


The Drama At St James's Palace 

Members of the royal family always seem to run into trouble when they venture into the commercial business worlds and don't stick to their royal roles. The famed royal correspondent, Robert Jobson made notice of this in his acclaimed book, "William’s Princess."

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 18, 2019 in London, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attends a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on December 18, 2019 in London, England.

He expressed:

“William was furious. He felt his uncle’s company’s actions had threatened to undermine the carefully nurtured relationship between St James’s Palace and the media, and in turn that it would threaten the entente cordiale between him and the press.”

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex leaves after a visit to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh as he celebrates his 92nd birthday in a London Clinic on June 10, 2013 in London.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex leaves after a visit to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh as he celebrates his 92nd birthday in a London Clinic on June 10, 2013 in London.


Prince Charles Supports His Son, Prince William 

Prince Charles took the side of his son, William in this royal rift. He agreed that exposing his son's educational private life to the media for financial gain was out of the question. Charles is said to have gone "ballistic" and spoke harshly against his youngest brother.

Image Credit: Getty Images / HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex attend a service of commemoration to mark the end of combat operations in Iraq at St Paul's Cathedral on October 9, 2009 in London, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex attend a service of commemoration to mark the end of combat operations in Iraq at St Paul's Cathedral on October 9, 2009 in London, England.

Not only was Charles disappointed in Edward but he took the matter to his mother, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. He demanded that she made Edward choose between his commitment to the family versus his ties to his television production company.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex react after watching the 2011 Epsom Derby arrives at Epsom racecourse on June 4, 2011 in Epsom, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex react after watching the 2011 Epsom Derby arrives at Epsom racecourse on June 4, 2011 in Epsom, England.


The Tense Telephone Call Between Royal Family Members 

With William still being a young adult, it seems his father did most of the arguing on behalf of him. This makes sense as it would be unprofessional for the young prince to get involved. Charles consequently had "tore into his brother in a telephone conversation.”

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Charles and his youngest brother Prince Edward go for a spin in their go-kart on the grounds of Windsor Castle in May 1969 near Windsor, Berkshire, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Charles and his youngest brother Prince Edward go for a spin in their go-kart on the grounds of Windsor Castle in May 1969 near Windsor, Berkshire, England.


William Takes Up The Fight

Now that William is very much his own person in the family, he is able to stand his ground and fight his own battles. This has possibly become awkward as Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie are increasingly stepping up their roles alongside William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Barry Island, South Wales on August 5, 2020 in Barry, Wales.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Barry Island, South Wales on August 5, 2020 in Barry, Wales.

Known as the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Edward and Sophie have become more involved with the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They now work alongside, Will and Kate and thus may be uncomfortable considering their quarrel years before. Have they managed to bury the hatchet? 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex ride by carriage during the Trooping the Colour, this year marking the Queen's official 90th birthday at The Mall on June 11, 2016 in London.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex ride by carriage during the Trooping the Colour, this year marking the Queen's official 90th birthday at The Mall on June 11, 2016 in London.


Is It Water Under The Bridge For William And Edward? 

Many have been wondering about the relations between William and Edward as the pair seem pretty cordial despite their past issues. Does this mean their differences have been laid to rest and it is now water under the bridge? We're not too sure. Will may still not be over Edward's company infringing on his privacy when he was still a young student.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex & Sophie, Countess of Wessex attend a gala fundraising dinner at the Royal Yacht Squadron during a day of engagements on the Isle of Wight on March 27, 2014 in Cowes, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex & Sophie, Countess of Wessex attend a gala fundraising dinner at the Royal Yacht Squadron during a day of engagements on the Isle of Wight on March 27, 2014 in Cowes, England.


The Company That Caused The Quarrel: Ardent Productions 

In 1993, Edward made a bold move when he created the television production company called Ardent Productions. It focused on documentaries but came under fire as he used his royal connections for financial gain which was frowned upon by many near and far.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attends the second day of Royal Ascot at Ascot racecourse on June 15, 2011 in Ascot, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attends the second day of Royal Ascot at Ascot racecourse on June 15, 2011 in Ascot, England.

After a rather unsuccessful run, the company was dissolved in June 2009, with Edward already having stepped down from his roles with the production group in 2002. This was done to focus on his part in supporting his mother, the Queen, with the various duties of royal livelihood. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attends the second day of Royal Ascot at Ascot racecourse on June 15, 2011 in Ascot, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attends the second day of Royal Ascot at Ascot racecourse on June 15, 2011 in Ascot, England.


The 2001 TV Incident Soured Various Royal Relationships 

Mr. Jobson's book explored even more of this royal incident looking at how Edward's production company affected royal relationships. He found that very few members of the royal family were genuinely impressed with Edwards' company and his life in the business and media world.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attends the second day of Royal Ascot at Ascot racecourse on June 15, 2011 in Ascot, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attends the second day of Royal Ascot at Ascot racecourse on June 15, 2011 in Ascot, England.

Jobson stated:

"Edward’s television program had had little support from the Royal Family. Only the Duke of Edinburgh, who dotes on his youngest child, had agreed to be interviewed on camera as a personal favor. But not even he could condone it now.”

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Prince Philp, Duke of Edinburgh watch the flypast on National Commemoration Day, July 10, 2005, in London.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Prince Philp, Duke of Edinburgh watch the flypast on National Commemoration Day, July 10, 2005, in London.


Does This Royal Title Snub Prove The Feud Continues? 

Did you notice Prince William’s title change back in 2011? Well, what you might have missed in the greatness of this moment. Not only was it a pretty unusual change but it was very rare. Some experts believe his new moniker was actually a snub toward his uncle. Why?

Image Credit: Getty Images / TRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / TRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.

Well, as it turns out, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, was meant to gain a much great title than a mere Earl. Prince William received the title meant for Queen’s son, Duke of Cambridge. This move of course caused much controversy as everyone was wondering why Edward was snubbed.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watch a flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2015.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watch a flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2015.


The Highest Royal Ranking

The much-beloved William and Kate are adored for this great work in their nation and fans stared on when they said their vows years ago at Westminster Abbey. But a certain royal was not too happy because this marriage meant his official title was gone forever.

Image Credit: Getty Images / TRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / TRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.

Granted, the titles "Duke and Duchess of Cambridge", Will, and Kate gained a very high honor! In fact, it is one of the highest royal rankings as there have only been ever been eight Dukes of Cambridge and three Duchesses since the 1700s! Prince Edward was set to inherit this title years ago.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on November 09, 2019 in London, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on November 09, 2019 in London, England.


What Does Agnatic Primogeniture Have To Do With The Feud? 

When deciding on titles, the British use a system of agnatic primogeniture. This basically means that the closest male relative gains the title. Thus, William should not have been given the title Duke of Cambridge in the first place! Experts wonder if this is a snub for all the issues William has had with his uncle...

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk hand in hand from Buckingham Palace the day after their wedding to a waiting helicopter as they leave for a secret honeymoon location, on April 30, 2011 in London.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk hand in hand from Buckingham Palace the day after their wedding to a waiting helicopter as they leave for a secret honeymoon location, on April 30, 2011 in London.

Well, nothing is impossible in the royal family. The world was shocked when Sophie and Edward wed, gaining the titles, the Earl and Countess of Wessex. These royal titles are certainly a far cry from being a Duke and a Duchess. Either way, it must have been a bit of a blow for Prince Edward.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex looks on during the medal ceremony for the Women’s 400 metres during athletics on day eight of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on April 12, 2018.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex looks on during the medal ceremony for the Women’s 400 metres during athletics on day eight of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on April 12, 2018.


The Titles Continue Down The Line 

The Earl’s children have also been making headlines for their strange titles. While Edward could very well make his kids princess and princes, they are simply known as Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. Why did they opt for these titles?

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex with James Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor during a visit to The Wild Place Project at Bristol Zoo on July 23, 2019 in Bristol, England.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex with James Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor during a visit to The Wild Place Project at Bristol Zoo on July 23, 2019 in Bristol, England.

Well, the reason is pretty revealing! Sophie and Edward expressed that they gave their kids more normal titles because they wanted to relieve their kids of the burden that comes with being a royal. We've gathered that being royal is certainly not just glitz and glam!

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex during a visit to St Anselms Church on the occasion of the Countess' 50th birthday on January 20, 2015 in London, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex during a visit to St Anselms Church on the occasion of the Countess' 50th birthday on January 20, 2015 in London, England.


William's Modern Day Mayhem With Prince Harry

It seems no royal can escape their fair share of drama. William has been in the news lately not for his feud with Prince Edward but for a rift with his own brother, Prince Harry. With Harry's wife, Meghan Markle facing extreme torment from the tabloids, Harry has stood up for her.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex leave after attending Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex leave after attending Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018.

William on the other hand has gained a cold shoulder from Harry because he believes his brother did not do enough to make Meghan feel welcome. Some wonder what all the fighting is about but this brotherly spat has been coming for a while now. Luckily, it seems like things may be getting better.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex leave after attending Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex leave after attending Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018.


William Is Tired Of Feuding 

With Meghan and Harry's departure from the royal family, experts believed brother William has realized just how much Harry values his new life. In fact, some have said that “William is so tired and done with the drama of it all.” We hope they can all move forward from the past and be one happy family!

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial at The Cenotaph on November 10, 2019.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial at The Cenotaph on November 10, 2019.

As the source continued:

“Seeing Harry cut ties with virtually every aspect of his English life and identity is so hard to fathom. [The move] breaks William’s heart, [but the distance is good for him and Harry because they] need space and time to breathe, then hopefully they’ll work it out.”

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the "Our Planet" global premiere at Natural History Museum on April 04, 2019 in London.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the "Our Planet" global premiere at Natural History Museum on April 04, 2019 in London.


The Brotherly Bond Lives On

Reports have indicated that Prince Harry may be struggling to adapt to his new life in America. He has been relying on virtual support from his big brother, Prince William in these times. This special bond proves that Princess Diana's boys will always share their keen brotherly love. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Diana, Princess of Wales with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, at the piano in Kensington Palace.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Diana, Princess of Wales with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, at the piano in Kensington Palace.

What do you think about Prince William's feuds? He has certainly made his fair share of headlines and they will likely continue for the rest of his life in the royal limelight. What do you think? Leave us a comment and be sure to share this article with your royal loving friends. 

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