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Old 10-30-2014, 09:01 AM
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True. Their private lives will always be enigmatic. Behind closed doors they could be lovebugs or Cain and Abel.

But their public identities as brothers seems clear-cut to me! They haven't acted overly close since before William graduated Eton. I don't see how that would change once William becomes King. If anything they will grow further apart with age and once they both have children.

I think it's sweet that so many of you see The Wales Boys vs. The World. In a perfect world it would probably be that way. I just don't think it's realistic.
From what I have seen, and I'm truly cynical, I think they do have a close relationship, in that British sort of way - they don't fall all over each other, they are more reserved. I think it really depends on what you see as "close", and take into account that NO relationship is ever perfect, they are always filled with ups and downs.

I compare it to my brother - I would consider us "close" - we don't talk too much, we text each other quips now and again, when we get together we usually trade snark. We don't always see eye to eye and we can get on each other's nerves. But when something goes wrong - a medical issue, some other issue, etc, we are there. Right there. One of the first ones to call the other, or jump in to help. Holidays - we make it a point to get together. Always. You wouldn't think it from our day-to-day relationship, but I think it's like that with a lot of siblings.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:55 AM
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All of this vice-king stuff comes from disgruntled Harryites who havn't managed to make peace with the fact Harry will never be king and will become increasingly irrelevant to the future of the monarchy
It was me that quipped the "Vice King". Not that I ever expect that title to come into being in this reality but using it like one would use the term "second banana" "sidekick" "right hand man" etc. I do think Harry will play a major role in his brother's reign and stand behind him 100%.

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Old 10-30-2014, 12:31 PM
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As always, it depends on the definition of "close." From everything I have read, William and Harry are very close. Perhaps they don't "hang out" as often as they do with other people, but that isn't unusual. William is married, has one child and another on the way. They both have full-time jobs. I also think men are different in the way they maintain relationships.

I spent more time with my sisters and other friends before I started full-time work and got married. I still talk to them on the phone and email regularly but I only have x amount of time.

I will bet anything that William and Harry regularly talk and seek out each other's advice and support. Not only did they grow up together, but they enjoy the same sort of activities (polo, shooting tennis, etc...), and they know (and like) each other's friends. Harry and Catherine seem to get along very well.

We only hear about it when they go out in public but I am sure there are many get togethers we never hear about. For example, a poster who toured Highgrove this year said that Charles saw William, Catherine, and George once a week for Sunday dinner (I'm sure Harry is invited too). I didn't know that. I read a lot more about William and Catherine seeing the Middletons. There are many things happening behind the scenes that we never see--and thank goodness for that.
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:51 PM
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I think their relationship is like any other one between siblings...They seem to have different character and personalities. I guess they go along well even if William has his family and probably the don't see much of each other...
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You guys keep saying William and Harry are super close, that they are bff's but I'm not seeing it. Are Harry and William really that close?

They both have made references of not spending much time together. I read Harry never visited William at St. Andrews while Pippa and James made frequent visits.
At the time of William's engagement Harry talked about looking forward to getting to know Catherine, William's spouse of a decade! I don't think Pippa or James would ever say they hardly know William.
Don't use the Best Man argument because Edward was Andrew's Best Man. And those two act like strangers half the time. It seems to be royal tradition to ask your sibling to represent you.
When it's time for vacations William and Catherine go with the Middletons or by themselves. Harry vacations with the Yorks or with his friends.They even have a different crew of friends: Harry's friends- Tom Inskip, Jake Warren, Guy Pelly, Adam Bidwell and Arthur Landon. William's friends-James Meade, Tom Van Straubenzee, William Van Custom, Jecca Craig and Harry Aubrey-Flecther. The brothers also rarely attend each others birthday parties.

I'm sorry but in my eyes Elizabeth/Margaret, Peter/Zara, Beatrice/Eugenie and Catherine/Pippa/James are all MUCH closer than William/Harry.

Unless they magically become closer over the next 20 years, don't expect anything resembling a Vice King/right hand man. Just like I wouldn't expect Andrew or Edward to behave like Vice Kings either. They aren't that close to Charles.
I just came across this old article on Tumblr, so I thought I would make an addendum to my old post.
Edward's TV company to air William gossip | Media | The Guardian
According to Prince Edward and his film company, William and Harry " don't get on". Now that might have been a slight exaggeration by Prince Edward to get viewership bait for his floundering company, but I have long thought the fanciful deep bond between the brothers was mere wishful thinking by their fans. The last vestige of The Wales Fairy Tale. Are they brothers? Yes. Are they social-set acquaintances? Yes. Are they close friends? Nope. It's kind of nice to know their uncle agrees with me.
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Old 01-08-2015, 02:25 AM
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It's a twelve-year-old article. Even if it was true then, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's true now.
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Old 01-16-2015, 03:44 PM
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Really? Do some people really think that we know how much they talk or see each other. To me, from what I see, their quips at each other show that kind of long lasting friendship you get from being siblings. Do I think they are best buds and hang out all the time? No I don't. But for me that is not the definition of being close. Me and my little sister are very, very different people. We would never be able to socialize in an outward/public manner because we wouldn't be at the same kinds of places. But we are really, really close. I would defend her against anything in the universe and she me. Yes, we fight and gnab. But we also sit down besides each other and talk for hours. Or just send a funny video that you know she will like. We probably won't be able to spend very much time together when we get even older but that doesn't mean you're not close. Ever heard of skype and such.

I am not saying that they have that kind of relationship. This is just a counter argument against "they are so different personalities" being a factor in how close you are. That's the charm about siblings and childhood friends. Even though you morph into totally different people, that closeness and rapport is so deeply routed that it remains easy to talk to each other even when it sometimes goes long periods between.

Also, we know they see each other more often than we know. Like someone here earlier said, about the bathstory. Or in the interview Harry did when the pregnancy came out. When they asked him how she was feeling he said "last time I saw her she felt poorly" or something to that effect. We know that she couldn't have been feeling sick very long so it is a very short span of time for him to have been there. Him visiting his "sister" (as he likes to call her) and brother when she is feeling so ill also speaks to their relationship.

I in no way am saying I know they are close. All I'm saying is that they probably see each other more often than we will ever get to know of.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:26 AM
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Could someone tell me why William and Harry support different teams ?
Being an Aussie Rules girl it would be unusual for brothers to have different teams here.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:39 AM
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Could someone tell me why William and Harry support different teams ?
Being an Aussie Rules girl it would be unusual for brothers to have different teams here.
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Its not unusual here for different members of a family to support different teams. That's just the way it is. Nothing more sinister than that.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:54 AM
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William said in the interview with Gary Linklater why he picked Aston Villa to support and how he didn't just want to be like most every one and follow the top teams such as Man U, Chelsea etc. I don't think the Prince of Wales is big into football so it's not like William and Harry were brought up in a big football family where they were following a team since they were little and everyone in there family supports one team. Maybe William will get that with his family.


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Old 05-29-2015, 10:00 AM
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Thank you for your speedy replies.
Williams reasons interesting.


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I didn't think there was anything sinister about it I just thought it was strange but it appears it's not strange in the UK


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Old 05-29-2015, 12:28 PM
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I didn't think there was anything sinister about it I just thought it was strange but it appears it's not strange in the UK


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It is also not strange in USA. Everyone in my family supports a different Professional Football Team. We tease each other and even mock one another while these teams compete. My father, brother and myself all had season tickets to different teams.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:00 PM
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Imo it's interesting to see how people assume there has to be a non-ordinary sibling relationship between these two, you know what I mean? Like it would be odd if they were just two normal brothers considering their role. (I mean no harm by saying this).

Harry will be an important support for his brother in future, even if his role will diminish more and more.
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Harry's role will hardly diminish if Charles's slimmed down monarchy comes in and William becomes King before his son takes on full-time royal duties, which will probably be when George is in his mid to late 20's. We are used to seeing masses of the Queen's relatives taking up the slack if anyone become ill or dies. That won't be so even in Charles's reign if it's years away.

Harry said years ago that his 'job' would be as a support to his brother, 'as his life will be more difficult than mine'. I feel that's still his belief now and even though their lives have gone in different directions since William's marriage I still believe they are close. They experienced so much together, and as Harry once said they can talk about anything and everything together.
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:22 AM
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Beautiful photos wasn't Harry the cutest little boy ?


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Also, I wonder why there was a no show to the party held for Harry at the Cross Keys by Will and Kate. They were in London (for other reasons) and although they have a young family so do Zara and Mike Tindall and they turned up.
I used to think Harry and William were very close but I don't any longer.
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:32 AM
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Also, I wonder why there was a no show to the party held for Harry at the Cross Keys by Will and Kate. They were in London (for other reasons) and although they have a young family so do Zara and Mike Tindall and they turned up.
I used to think Harry and William were very close but I don't any longer.
William and Harry have a very loving and close relationship. William not showing up to a little gathering with Harry proves nothing.

Who's to say that William & Catherine and Harry didn't have their own party at Kensington Palace? They live in the same palace you know.
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The pub visit was Tuesday night. How do we know that William and Kate were in London then? Their public engagements were on Thursday.


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So they, or at least Kate, couldn't have come to London a day or two early? It would just have been nice to see them there. We don't really know what sort of relationship the brothers have. They are almost certainly cordial to each other but don't appear to socialise with each other too much any more, apart from at the occasional wedding.
Yes, I am aware that Harry lives at Nott Cott and the Cambridges are at 1A when they're in London.
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