Harry and Meghan refuse to be ‘controlled’ by Prince William

sPrince Harry and Meghan Markle on the Buckingham Palace balcony with Prince William and Kate Middleton

It's been a few months now since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'split' from Prince William and Kate Middleton and waved goodbye to their Kensington Palace home.

Since then, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have moved to Frogmore Cottage and welcomed their first son together, and distance seemed to have mended their reported rift with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

However, it's believed that the 37-year-old former Suits actress and 34-year-old Prince Harry will officially part ways with the couples' joint charity, the Royal Foundation on Thursday.

And according to royal commentator, Duncan Larcombe, it's all because the Sussexes have no interest in being 'controlled' by Prince William.

"It does seem odd. Why separate when you are both backing the same causes? Whether this is a sign of a rift, this is certainly a sign of a division," he told The Sun.

"It is clear that Meghan and Harry were initially prepared to slot in under the wing of William and Kate but that's not how they feel a year on."

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Royal feud

It's not the first time the Sussexes have tried to break free from the Cambridges, just after it was announced in March that they would split their royal households, it was also revealed that Harry and Meghan's whole communications team would be based out of Buckingham Palace instead of Kensington Palace.

But it's no secret that things with the 'Fab Four' haven't exactly been plain-sailing over the past year.

Rumours of a supposed feud between the couples emerged towards the end of 2018, just before the royals were due to step out together at Sandringham for Christmas Day.

At the beginning, it was believed the rift began when Meghan 'spoke rudely' to royal staff and left Kate in tears at a flower girl dress fitting for Princess Charlotte.

But over the course of 2019, it soon became apparent that things were tense between Harry and William, not the duchesses.

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Prince William and Prince Harry at loggerheads

There have been claims that things between William and Harry haven't been the same since he married Meghan on May 19th 2018.

In a documentary on Channel 5in the UK, Princesses At War, royal expert Katie Nicholl weighed in on the moment William confronted Harry about his relationship with Meghan.

"William was quite concerned that the relationship had moved so quickly," she explained.

She went on to say that William, was "the only person close enough" to Harry to share his worries, and claimed the 36-year-old asked his brother if he was "sure" about going forward with the wedding.

Whilst William's concerns were simply loving brotherly concern on his part, the royal expert explained the "advice just riled Harry".

The alleged rift couldn't have been more evident on Easter Sunday, when Harry was caught on camera trying to avoid standing next to William outside St. George's Chapel in Windsor.

Baby Archie bringing the family together

But just after the birth of Archie, William showed there was no hard feelings by gushing about his nephew to the media.

According to royal expert, Katie Nicholl, the arrival of the cute baby has helped to mend the brothers' relationship.

"It's absolutely the case that the brothers did fall out," Nicholl said.

"I was told by a very senior royal source that actually they weren't talking to each other at one point.

"I certainly think now that Archie is here, it has probably really helped to improve the relationship. William is over-the-moon that his brother is a dad."

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The Prince and Princess of Wales and their two children, Prince William, 9, and Prince Harry, 7, wave goodbye from the deck of the Royal Yacht Britannia to the people of Toronto at the end of the Royal couple's five-day official visit to the city.
The Prince of Wales arrives at Aberdeen rail station on his way to the Royal Family's retreat at Balmoral. He took his two sons, six-year-old Prince William, left, and four-year-old Prince Harry, accompanied by their nanny Ruth Wallace.
Princess Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince William and Prince Harry on holiday in Majorca, Spain on August 10, 1987. Also present were the Spanish Royal Family and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.
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Six year old Prince William shields his eyes from the Spanish sunshine as he poses for photographs on the steps of the Marivent Palace with his brother Prince Harry, mother The Princess of Wales (lower right), and father the Prince of Wales (left). With them are King Juan Carlos (centre) and Queen Sofia of Spain and their children the Infantes Cristina and Elena and Prince Felipe.
The Prince and Princess of Wales on holiday with their sons, Prince William and Prince Harry (riding pillion behind his father), on Tresco, Scilly Isles.
The young Princes William and Harry at the Polo. Photo. Anwar Hussein
Prince William, along with the Duke of Edinburgh, the Earl of Wessex, the Queen, the Princess Royal, the Prince of Wales, Prince Harry and the Princess of Wales look on from the balcony of Buckingham Palace at Trooping the Colour. Royals, Philip, Queen, Minor Royal, Edward, Anne, William, Charles, Diana, Balcony, Family shot, Half length, Uniform, Hat. ©Anwar Hussein/allaction.co.uk
The Princess of wales follows her sons Prince Harry (right), five years old, and Prince William, seven, on Harry's first day at the Wetherby School in Notting Hill, West London.
The Princess of Wales rides a chair lift up the Kriegerhorn with her sons Prince William, left, and Prince Harry, in Lech, Austria.
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The Princess of Wales, accompanied by Prince William and Prince Harry, arrives at the Queen's Medical Centre to visit Prince Charles.
Princes William and Prince Harry with the Diana, Princess of Wales in Austria during their 1992 skiing holiday. At the time the Princess was going through her break up with Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, with young Prince William and Harry at the wedding of Duke Hussey's daughter in Bath, May 1989. Photo. Anwar Hussein
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Diana, Princess of Wales with young Princes William and Harry at Niagara Falls, Canada in 1991. Photo. Anwar Hussein
The Prince of Wales and his sons, Princes William (left) and Harry, leave church this morning (Sunday).
The Prince and Princess of Wales with sons Prince William (right) and Prince Harry, attending the VJ Day commemorations at Buckingham Palace.
(L-R) The Prince of Wales, Prince William and Prince Harry looks on as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother waves to the crowds outside Clarence House, London, on the day of her 101st birthday. *31/08/01 The fourth anniversary of the death of the princess was, being marked privately by her sons William and Harry. The teenage princes and their father, the Prince of Wales, would remember her in their own way, said St James's Palace. Charles was finishing his autumn holiday at Birkhall on the Balmoral estates in Scotland, and William was understood to be in Scotland too. As in the two previous years, there are no official plans to commemorate the day Diana died in a Paris car crash in 1997.
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Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the Service to celebrate the life of Princess Diana, Princess of Wales at the Guards Chapel in London.
The Prince and Princess of Wales with sons Prince William, right, and Prince Harry relaxing in Tresco during their holiday in the Scilly Isles.
Princes William and Harry at Cirencester Polo Club in 2001. Photo. Anwar Hussein
The Earl of Spencer, Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Charles at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in September 1997. Photo. Anwar Hussein
The Prince and Princess of Wales, with Princes William (centre, r) and Harry, at the VJ Commemorations at Buckingham Palace.
The Prince of Wales and his sons Princes Harry and William (R) leave church on the Sandringham Estate after the traditional Christmas Day service, attended by the Queen and other members of her immediate family.
The Prince of Wales flanked by his sons Princes William (left) and Harry during a photocall at Prince Charles country home, Highgrove Estate in Gloucestershire, at the beginning of the two young princes summer holidays. * Earlier Prince William, 17, arrived for the photocall at a wheel of car in which he his learning to drive.
The Prince of Wales followed by Princes Harry and William arrive for the BBC Songs of Praise Millennium Service at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
The Prince of Wales and his sons, Prince William (left) and Prince Harry, pose for photographers on the Madrisa ski slopes above Klosters. They are on the third day of their traditional skiing holiday in Swiss resort.
The Queen Mother stands with Queen Elizabeth II, and great grand children, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, for her celebrations on her 100th birthday.
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