Ever since the Princes lost their mother when they were young, their lives were thrown into chaos and uncertainty. But a source has revealed to Daily Mail that William harboured a similar mother-son relationship with another strong female figure in his life—Carole Middleton, his mother-in-law. But as William found safety in another household, unfortunately his baby brother got left behind.
Support from the in-laws
Royal author, Angela Levin told Fabulous that the Duke of Cambridge went on to receive security and support from his in-laws ever since he first started his relationship with Kate in college, She said:
William learnt through the Middletons how a loving and supportive family works. It has been the bedrock of making Kate loving, calm and confident. Harry hasn’t had that parental opportunity.
She even went on to say that while Prince William loved Lady Diana, she was too ‘demanding’ of a mother, while Middleton accepts William for who he is. She added:
William adored Diana and was drawn to her magnetic charm, but she was relentlessly demanding on him as a young child, describing him as her 'closest confidant' and talking about her lovers, when it’s a mother’s duty to care for her son, not the other way round.
[Carole] made him feel secure, comfortable and protected and he didn’t have to worry about what he said or be responsible for her emotions.
Different realities of two brothers
Having spent a majority of his life with Kate’s family, William was able to grow up and marry into in a household that was grounded and away from the eyes of the public. The author said that Harry’s life has and will be continue to be far more tumultuous because Meghan Markle comes from a complicated background herself. She said:
His background has just been of bitter fighting and incompatibility. Both he and Meghan come from very damaged backgrounds and must carry with them some of the negativity. It must be hard for them to help each other and lack experience in how stable, strong, understanding relationships work.