Princess Diana Saw Prince Harry as Prince William's "Wingman," Her Biographer Says

According to Andrew Morton, Princess Diana always saw Prince Harry as Prince William's "wingman" who would be there for his brother as king.

london may 7 file photo princess diana, princess of wales with her sons prince william and prince harry attend the heads of state ve remembrance service in hyde park on may 7, 1995 in london, england photo by anwar husseingetty images
(Image credit: Anwar Hussein)
  • Prince William and Prince Harry's ongoing feud would have made their late mother, Princess Diana, "very upset," according to her royal biographer.
  • In a new interview, Andrew Morton, author of Diana: Her True Story, revealed that the late royal spoke to him on "several occasions" about her vision for her sons' future relationship.
  • "hSe saw Harry as the wingman for William in what ultimately would be a very solitary, somber job as future king," Morton said.

Princess Diana would have been "very upset" about her sons' current rift, according to her royal biographer.

In a recent appearance on the U.K. talk show Loose Women (opens in new tab)Andrew Morton, who worked closely with the late royal in writing her 1992 biography, Diana: Her True Story (opens in new tab)weighed in on how Diana would have felt about Prince William and Prince Harry's ongoing feud. 

"Diana said to me quite clearly on several occasions that she saw Harry as the wingman for William in what ultimately would be a very solitary, somber job as future king," Morton explained, according to People (opens in new tab). "She would have been very upset at the way these two have split apart."

Morton also predicted that, if Diana were alive today, she would be working actively to help her sons repair their relationship.

"Knowing [the brothers'] personalities intimately, as a mother would do, she would be working out, perhaps with Prince Charles by her side, a way to reconcile them," he said.

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