From the moment the world knew of their existence, Prince William and Prince Harry have been deeply loved by people far and wide.
The lifestyle in which they were born into is vastly different from the grand majority of the world, and every move they’ve ever made has been heavily watched and documented. They, along with other members of the royal family know nothing but life such as this, so high publicity and heavy reporting is nothing new to them.
It was heartbreaking for so many when the official word was released that Prince Charles and Princess Diana were going through a divorce. Our hearts broke not only for the splitting of a picture-perfect family but mostly for the two young boys stuck in the middle of it all.
William and Harry’s first cousins, Eugenie and Beatrice, also had to endure the very same hardships as they when their parents also had a very public and nasty divorce. What surprised many over the years, though, is how each was affected in the long run.
Eugenie and Beatrice, though heavily rocked at the start from the news of the separation, have come a long way and have learned how to lean on one another as they navigated life in a split household. Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson have one of the most unique ex-spouse relationships we’ve ever seen but it has benefited their children more than they ever could have dreamt.
This fact alone caused many to compare their circumstances to that of William and Harry, revealing the most heartbreaking truth of the matter. “Eugenie and Beatrice have had a stability that William and Harry have found painfully lacking in their lives. Although their early childhood was not good, those girls have had a very secure upbringing,” a royal told sources.
Most could also be in part to the fact that not only did the boys get rocked with heartache from the divorce, they soon after were hit with a more grievous blow when they tragically lost their mother.
It has been amazing to see how they’ve come to navigate life through their struggles and hurt. They have both become strong and passionate men who love their family dearly and hold that to the utmost standard, wanting their children to never endure what they had to as children.