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William found ‘joker’ Harry’s popularity ‘irksome’ as kids – Diana’s bodyguard

Prince Harry's cheeky charm as a child made William feel like he was 'second fiddle' to his brother, their mum's former bodyguard has claimed.

Ken Wharfe, who was Princess Diana’s protection officer between 1988 and 1993, shared insight into the relationship between the brothers in an interview with Kirsten Jones for Notebook Magazine.

He claimed they were close friends when they were growing up and showed no signs of a rift.

But just like any siblings, there were things they disliked about each other – and according to Wharfe, it was Harry's popularity that William took a disliking to.

“Harry was always the joker of the two,” the author of Guarding Diana told the publication.

"He was the guy who people ran to, simply because he was an entertainer. William found Harry’s popularity a bit irksome.

"It was Harry’s personality and his sense of fun – he was very comedic and personable with a great sense of humour.

“William was helpful to his little brother to an extent, but if he saw him getting more attention, he didn’t like it. I think William often played second fiddle to his brother, simply because Harry was very popular.”

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The news comes as experts have claimed that Prince William has reached his limits with the Harry and Meghan drama.

"The royal family, especially Prince William, is sick of all the drama being played out so publicly," a source reportedly told InTouch Weekly magazine.

Prince Harry is set to return to the UK and make a public appearance with his brother at the unveiling of a statue of their late mum Princess Diana, which will be held at Kensington Palace on July 1, on what would have been her 60th birthday.

And while they are expected to show a united front at the event, it is reported that the royals are "bracing for a showdown behind closed doors".

The source added: "They’ve agreed to put their issues [aside] in public, but behind closed doors, everyone is bracing for a showdown.

"[Harry and William’s] relationship has been strained for months. They’re due for a long talk to hash out their issues."

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