Newsweek magazine

Emotionally, they are very unalike. Harry wears his heart on his sleeve. William is introverted and reclusive. They are bonded together by the unique position they are in and the experience of losing their mother very young. But they don’t live in each other’s pockets, and while William was at university, they didn’t see much of each other at all.

William was more successful academically, but when it comes to dealing with people, Harry knocks the spots off both him and Kate, especially with children. Harry is passionate about them and is a natural, which neither William nor Kate are.


— a royal insider, Newsweek Magazine


Did you know Harry never visited William once at St Andrews. 

I think that speaks volumes over how close they are. 

I think this quote is one of the best that explains their relationship actually. As it says, yes they understand the position the other is in better than anyone else however other than that they are very different and have little in common. 

My mother died when I was very young. I didn’t want to be in the position I was in, but I eventually pulled my head out of the sand, started listening to people and decided to use my role for good. I am now fired up and energized and love charity stuff, meeting people and making them laugh.

I sometimes still feel I am living in a goldfish bowl, but I now manage it better. I still have a naughty streak too, which I enjoy and is how I relate to those individuals who have got themselves into trouble.


— Prince Harry, Newsweek Magazine


Prince Charles does not 'hanker' to be king: Royal sources says he AGREES with Harry

PRINCE Charles does not “hanker” to be king, according to sources close to the heir to the throne, and agrees with Prince Harry about no one longing for the throne while the Queen is still alive.

By: Camilla Tominey, Sunday Express (June 25, 2017)

Harry, 32, raised eyebrows last week when he told the American magazine Newsweek: “Is there any one of the Royal Family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so.” 

A well-placed source said: “The Prince of Wales does not sit there every day looking longingly at Buckingham Palace, wanting to be King. 

“He’s demonstrably made a role for himself as heir to the throne and is acutely aware that this role is coming but he’s not willing it forward because to do so would involve the demise of his own mother.

“It’s certainly not a case of: the only way I can do good work is when I’m king because he’s been doing good work for years. 

“Everyone recognises that the Queen is doing an amazing job and has done for decades. But when the Prince of Wales becomes king he will do it in his own way.”

It had been suggested the Queen and Charles, 68, would prefer less soul-bearing from the younger royals.

In recent months both Harry and William have given a series of interviews in which they have discussed their innermost feelings about Princess Diana’s death.

As part of the Heads Together campaign to raise mental health awareness, Harry revealed he endured two years of “total chaos” because he hadn’t come to terms with losing his mother at the age of 12, while William, who was 15 when she died, said he has only just got over it. 

In the Newsweek interview, Harry said he regretted walking behind his mother’s coffin, saying: “I don’t think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances.” 

They have filmed more revelations to be aired in two documentaries on the BBC and ITV to mark the 20th anniversary of her passing in August.

The source added: “I don’t think the Prince of Wales will be particularly disturbed by what Prince Harry has said. He’s always been very supportive of what his sons are trying to do.” 

Charles’s biographer Penny Junor said: “I don’t imagine Prince Charles will be overjoyed by the comments but he’s not sitting there hankering for the job. 

“I’m sure the Queen wasn’t overjoyed when her father died and her lovely young married life with her Naval officer husband and young children came to an end overnight. It’s a poisoned chalice.”

Junor, who has also written a biography of Harry, added: “Everyone’s cross with Harry but he’s searingly honest and that’s what the public loves about him. 

“He’s had a difficult life, a difficult childhood and adolescence. He went completely off the rails at one point but he’s come good and been a fantastic soldier and airman. However, I think there comes a point when it must stop. They can’t constantly be baring their souls.” 

Junor spoke ahead of the serialisation of her latest book on the Duchess of Cornwall, in which she reveals Prince Charles begged Camilla to call off her wedding to Andrew Parker Bowles and wept tears of anguish the night before he married Diana.


anonymous asked:

There are two different things. Wanting to be a king and wanting to have those perks related to the BRF. He doesn't want throne? I believe he doesn't. He doesn't want privileges as a member of the BRF? Highly unlikely.

I posted the article from the Telegraph but he gave the interview to Newsweek a US magazine that is legit.

thanks anon