Prince Harry was ‘often thrown under the bus for the monarchy’ expert claims

Prince Harrywas often thrown under the bus for the sake of the monarchy and wasn’t willing to let that happen to his family, a royal expert has claimed.

The Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan Markle stepped down as senior royals back in January 2020.

Since the shocking departure, the relationship between Harry and brother Prince William has reportedly been tumultuous.

Gertrude Daly, who runs the Gert's Royal podcast, claims the brothers' relationship faltered because of their different “roles in the monarchy”.

The royal podcaster said that for Prince William, the monarchy always comes first and he believes it should be protected.

Talking to the Daily Star, she said: “For Prince Harry, his priority is protecting himself and his family.

"As the former spare, now pushed further down, Prince Harry was often thrown under the bus for the sake of the monarchy.

“And he wasn't willing to do that to his wife and son. So he left.

“For Prince William, the monarchy comes first and must be protected. That was something that had been instilled in him since he was first taught about his future role.

“And putting the monarchy before oneself is something all Royals are taught at a young age, although some royals do a better job at this than others.”

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The expert said the two brother’s priorities are “different and at odds” and believes that their relationship will always be on the rocks.

“Harry is angry, he and his family were not protected more, and that he wasn't treated the same as William,” she said.

“And William is angry that Harry has hurt the Monarchy.”

Gertrude believes that the who the public feel is "most at fault" will depend on whether they believe "the monarchy should come first" or not.

The royal expert shared her opinion: "I think the Sussexes were right to escape the toxicity of royal life if they couldn't handle it. But I’m not sure I agree with how they did it and all of their decisions since then.

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"There needs to be a healthy balance between protecting oneself and one's family, and protecting the monarchy.

"The Monarchy needs to learn that their extended family is not expendable and should not have to always put the Monarchy before themselves."

In order for William and Harry's relationship to heal, the expert believes they need to "spend some time together".

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"It's hard to repair a relationship when you are so far away," she said.

"Even before the pandemic and its travel restrictions, the brother’s busy lives meant they didn't spend a lot of time together outside of their royal duties."

The Sussexes' representatives have been contacted for comment.

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