Isn’t Prince William as nice as everyone thinks? He is said to have yelled at Prince Charles multiple times in the past, a new book reveals.
Do Royal fans have to revise their image of Prince William, 38? As Robert Lacey’s new book “Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult” reveals, the supposedly meek Duke of Cambridge also has an angry side, from which Prince Charles, 71, suffered in the past should have.
Prince William: Stepmother Camilla appalled at his outbursts of anger
Duchess Camilla, 73, is said to be the source of this incredible account of the apparently strained father-son relationship. The stepmother of William and Prince Harry, 36, suggested in the years after their wedding to the heir to the throne of their family: “The boy has a temper!”. In an article for the Daily Mail, Lacey wrote that she was appalled by the verbal scuffles that Charles’ eldest son had instigated with his father in her presence. British Royals: The greatest crises of the Windsor family
The 73-year-old described an angry William who is said to have screamed uncontrollably while his father “meekly submitted” to the situation. A behavior that for the third person in the British line of succession could have been congruent with the idea of his future role as king.
Prince Charles failed to conform to William’s parenting expectations
For William, perfection was everything. It is said to have been difficult for Prince Charles if he did not meet the demands of his son. As a parent, the 71-year-old is said to have failed in the eyes of his eldest.
It was not until 2017 that William showed himself to be unwilling to compromise when, on the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana († 36) death, he was said to have been unwilling to just say a good word about Charles as a single father. He didn’t want to pretend, according to Lacey, that the always working and always worried father had fulfilled his role as a parent well.
Do father and son grow together?
In the past two years, however, father and son have grown closer together, the author emphasizes. In particular, the resignation of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, 39, from their royal duties is said to have contributed.
Prince Charles and Prince William are aware that the future of the monarchy requires closer cooperation. Anger and disappointment should now be a thing of the past.
Sources used: Daily Mail, Robert Lacey: “Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult”