Prince William and Prince Harry seem to have had a close friendship their whole lives. They grew up together, much as every other couple of twins, and attended the same boarding school during their adolescence.
The brothers seemed to maintain their relationship as they got older, serving together in the military and as each other’s best man at their royal weddings.
According to a recent royal documentary, Prince Harry had a deep love for his brother and he selflessly gave up his mother Princess Diana’s stunning engagement ring so Prince William could propose to Kate Middleton with it.
Following their mother’s tragic death in a car accident in 1997, Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, allegedly allowed his sons to choose items from their mother’s jewellery set.
According to Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell, soon before Prince William proposed to his now-wife Catherine, Harry gave his older brother the chance to give the duchess their mother’s ring.
“Harry said to him (William): ‘Wouldn’t it be appropriate if she had mummy’s ring?’” Paul said in the documentary “The Diana Story.” The ring will then one day be put on the throne of England.
“Harry gave up his precious treasure for his brother and his ladylove. His one thing he kept from his mother, he gave to the Duke of Cambridge. That’s selfless, kind and exactly who Diana was.”
The Duke of Susse**x’s tender expression indicated that the two brothers were very close. William has also said publicly that their mother’s death strengthened their bond. In a 2017 video, he says they’re
“uniquely bonded because of what we’ve been through.”
Prince Harry and William, who were very close and had a peaceful life together before their marriages, have changed their minds after Megxit, and their rivalry does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.