Robert Lacey claims Prince William and Prince Harry swapped personality traits in his book Battle of Brothers: The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult.
William used to be more of a wild child, believe it or not.
We all know Prince Harry was somewhat of a bad boy back in his day, and Prince William was more of a goodie two-shoes, but Robert Lacey is now saying this wasn't always the case in his new book Battle of Brothers: The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult. *insert "the more you know" GIF here*
According to excepts from the book, Prince Charles and Princess Diana's dissolving marriage had a profound effect on William and Harry's behavior, despite them only being toddlers at the time. "From the ages of 4 and 2, William and Harry grew up in the care of two parents who were not sharing the same bed, who were more inclined to talk to the press than to each other, and who were also engaging in patterns of systematic deceit," Lacey wrote.
Lacey explained that the "once-rambunctious" William started becoming "more reflective" with a "noticeably quiet character—definitely introverted" before it was time to head off to boarding school. Harry soon became the rambunctious one.
"Ken Wharfe, bodyguard to Diana and the two boys in the late 1980s, recalls a telling incident when the family was traveling from London to Highgrove for the weekend," Lacey added. "According to Wharfe, Harry and his brother got embroiled in an argument in the back seat of the car, with their nanny vainly seeking to referee the dispute. 'You’ll be king one day,' said the 4-year-old Harry. 'I won’t. So I can do what I want.'"
And thus, bad boy Harry was born. A little over 10 years later, Harry would go on to party hard in high school, wear politically incorrect Halloween costumes, and—oh yeah!—leave the British monarchy. The rest, as they say, is history!
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