Prince Harry Thought Prince William Would 'Never' Marry Kate Middleton

Prince Harry Thought Prince William Would 'Never' Marry Kate Middleton
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Twelve years ago, the Duke of Sussex spoke incredibly warmly of his own brother's choice.

Before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle retired from royal duties, the Duke of Sussex and his brother's wife, Kate Middleton, were known to have a very warm and friendly relationship.

The two royals appeared together on numerous occasions at public events, and Kate herself was a peacemaker during conflicts between William and Harry.

Sadly, it looks like Harry and Kate's friendship has come to an end. According to many sources, Harry's behavior and his detachment from the family broke his sister-in-law's heart and led to a very strained relationship between them. However, 12 years ago, just before William and Kate's historic wedding, Harry spoke much more warmly of William and was incredibly supportive of his brother's marriage to Kate.

In March 2011, Harry shared his thoughts on the upcoming royal wedding, saying jokingly that no one in the family expected it to happen because of how long his brother waited to propose to Kate.

'We all thought that it was never going to happen for him. But it has happened, and I think everyone's going to be very proud of him,' Harry said.

Prince William and Kate Middleton met in 2001 during their freshman year at the University of St. Andrews. The two embarked on a romance two years later and kept their relationship a secret from the public for several years, despite regular media coverage of the subject. William and Kate got engaged in the fall of 2010, and their wedding took place in April 2011.

Though it's hard to believe in 2023, Harry spoke very fondly of his brother at the time, emphasizing how responsible William was in entrusting his fate to the love of his life.

'I think he's done the right thing. He's waited, and he's done it when he feels right, and it's a huge step,' Harry explained. The Duke of Sussex also spoke warmly of his brother's fiancée, fully supporting Kate Middleton's inclusion into the royal family.

'She's a fantastic girl. She really is,' William's brother said.

The Prince also noted that their whole family would be thinking about the late Princess Diana, Harry and William's mother, on the wedding day.

'I hope she would be very, very proud that the big day has come upon [William],' Harry concluded.

Source: Reuters.