Prince Harry “resents the perception” that his big brother William is seen as the so-called “sensible one” and has struggled with “not being normal”, a royal expert has claimed.
The Duke of Sussex reportedly felt aggrieved that he is portrayed as a “loose cannon” in comparison to future king Prince William.
And Royal commentator and journalist Duncan Larcombe told Ok! magazine that Harry once opened up to him in the aftermath of the results of the inquest into his mother, Princess Diana’s, death.
The British writer claims that as he met the Prince for a drink in 2008 he spotted the first signs of “unresolved anger” over the young royal’s lack of control over his own destiny
The expert said Harry has “never been able “shake his discomfort at not being normal”.
And Harry, now 35, reportedly resented how he was being portrayed in public compared to his big brother William, three years his senior.
Royal commentator Larcombe told the publication how he met Harry for a drink after the results of the inquest into his mother's death were published 12 years ago.
He said: “Harry was absolutely furious that his father's advisors had put out a statement.
“That was a sign to me that he has an inbuilt, unresolved anger about having no control of what's said. This desire to control his own destiny has always been there.”
The expert went on to claim that Harry was uncomfortable with being portrayed as a loose cannon.
He added: “Harry has never been able to shake that resentment of not feeling normal either. It's a shame that no one has said to him, 'Your brother wants what's best for you.'
“Harry once told me that he really resents the perception that William's the sensible one while he's the loose cannon. He said there were times when it was actually Harry giving William advice.”
It comes after the two brothers were unusually candid about a reported rift that had developed between them.
Speculation of a feud first surfaced amid reports that William told Harry he should “take things slowly” with Meghan Markle, before rumours arose that Kate told Meghan what her flower girls should be wearing for her 2018 wedding to Harry.
In October 2019, Harry told ITV that the pair were “certainly on different paths” as he responded to questions about their strained relationship.
The Prince, who split from the royals four months later, said at the time: “But look, we’re brothers, we’ll always be brothers. And we’re certainly on different paths at the moment, but I’ll always be there for him, as I know he’ll always be there for me.
“We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we’re so busy, but you know, I love him dearly.
“The majority of this stuff [in the press] is created out of nothing, but you know, as brothers, you know, you have good days, you have bad days.”
Kate and Wiliam, the future King of England, spent today touring Barry Island in Wales and enjoying the town’s arcade.
Meanwhile Meghan and Prince Harry are living in Los Angeles and their son Archie, one.