All is well between the bros? While rumors have surfaced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are moving in order to keep away from Prince William and Kate Middleton, a former spokesman for Queen Elizabeth says that’s not the reason at all.
“It’s all based on Harry and Meghan moving out of Kensington Palace to move into Windsor,” Dickie Arbiter tells Us Weekly. He continues: “The reason [Harry and Meghan] are moving from Kensington Palace is the way they’re living at the moment is too small. There’s two bedrooms and a living room and a dining room downstairs. There’s no outside space and it’s just not big enough for a growing family.”
The royal couple are expected to move from Nottingham Cottage in London to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor so they can raise their first child together. Arbiter explains that the pair wanting their own space is completely normal.
“Harry has decided that he wants to set up his own office, which is fair enough,” he explains. “While he was single, he was living in his comfort zone with his brother and his sister-in-law, but now he’s married, he’s creating his own comfort zone, with his wife, and it just makes sense. You can’t have a small staff running the offices of two people. Harry is now moving on and setting up his own office. Nothing unusual in that.”
And if you’re worried how the Queen, 92, feels about this decision to live separately, Arbiter reveals that all is well on her end. “It’s called evolution,” he says. “[N]ow he’s married and he’s got his own interests — some of which he shares with his brother but most of them he doesn’t share with his brother — that he has his own office to run his job. It just makes sense. It’s logistically the right thing to do.”
Rumors kicked off that the alleged rift between the two brothers started after William, 36, revealed his worries about Harry’s, 34, relationship with the former Suits star. “He was quite concerned that the relationship was moving too quickly,” royal journalist and author Katie Nicholl once said on TLC’s Kate v. Meghan: Princesses at War? “And, being close to Harry — probably the only person close enough to say [something like this] — he said, ‘This seems to be moving quickly, are you sure?’ And I think what was meant as well-intended brotherly advice just riled Harry.”
Nicholl added: “Harry is hugely protective of Meghan, he saw that as criticism. He interpreted that as his brother not really being behind this marriage, this union, and I don’t think things have been quite right [between the brothers] ever since.”
We just hope that, with the arrival of the royal baby right around the corner, all sides can ease whatever tension there is for the sake of the family!