Prince Harry has been breaking too many royal protocols ever since his marriage to Meghan Markle. Most recently, he pulled out of the royal tradition of shooting pheasants on Boxing Day and Prince William is not amused by his brother’s behavior.
Missing Out on Royal Fun
It’s obvious that Prince Harry is heavily under the influence of Meghan. Some have even speculated that the former Suits actress has driven a rift between the two brothers. This might be the reason why she and Harry are moving out of the Kensington Palace.
Prince William starting to think that Meghan Markle isn’t a good influence on Harry after he decided to pulled out of the pheasant shoot. According to a report by RadarOnline.com, the duke of Sussex has politely declined the invitation to the royal Pheasant shoot this year.
It is very likely that his decision is influenced by Meghan, who is a strong supporter of animal welfare. The duchess has been very vocal about animal rights in the past and has even condemned hunting sports and the use of fur in the fashion industry.
Sources say that Harry is being respectful towards his wife’s beliefs. But at the same time, he is feeling miserable for missing out on some family fun for the first time in year.
Prince William’s Disappointment
Harry isn’t the only one whose not happy about missing the Boxing Day sport. Reports suggest that elder brother William is also disappointed that they won’t be able to shoot some pheasants together this year.
William knows how much the sport means to Harry who has been fond of hunting from a very young age. Missing the Pheasant shoot is very odd for him. But it’s obvious that he loves Meghan and doesn’t want to upset her.
William is already concerned that Meghan is stealing Harry away from the royal family. Now this is yet another example of her influence on the Prince.
Hunting hasn’t just been Harry’s favorite pastime. It also serves as a great opportunity for the two brothers to bond. But alas, Harry’s shooting days seem to be behind him. This recent development comes at a time when the relationship between the two brothers is already going through a testing time.
Other members of the Royal family including Prince William’s wife, Kate Middleton, and his father Prince Charles will still attend the Boxing Day shoot.
However, Prince Harry will stay behind with his wife Meghan Markle, who is already halfway through her pregnancy. The couple are expecting their first child in Spring next year.