Royal insider Lady Colin Campbell has been openly critical of Prince
Harry’s public actions toward the royal family since stepping back from his
senior royal role in 2020. In a recent interview, Campbell delved into Princess
Diana’s legacy, discussing her tragic death and the contrasting ways in which
Diana’s two sons seem to have inherited aspects of her personality.
She boldly asserts that Prince Harry embodies the less favorable traits of his
mother, while his brother Prince William represents the best of Diana. Lady
Colin Campbell, known for her extensive writings on the royal family, shared
her insights about Diana’s legacy during an interview with GB News. She
contends that the differences between Diana’s two sons are striking and that
Princess Diana’s legacy ultimately revolves around her children.
Campbell goes on to describe Princess Diana as a complex and somewhat divisive
personality, acknowledging her numerous virtues but also noting the damage
inflicted by her parents’ divorce, involving John Spencer and Frances
Shand-Kydd. From a young age, Diana witnessed both the brilliance and
privilege of the royal world’s underbelly.
According to Campbell, Prince William embodies the best qualities of his
mother, while Prince Harry seems to carry some of her less favorable traits.
She draws upon her personal experience with the late Princess of Wales to
support her perspective.
This discussion arises amid reports that Prince William will inherit all of
Princess Diana’s assets. Among the notable items bequeathed to William is
Diana’s iconic engagement ring, which now graces the finger of Princess Kate.
Additionally, William received the Spencer Tiara, a cherished piece of the
late princess’s jewelry collection. Half of Diana’s estate went to William,
with the other half awarded to his brother, Prince Harry. However, Prince
Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle resulted in the estate being returned to the
Spencer family, leaving him with certain rings for his wife, among them a
particularly significant piece.
Andrew Morton, a royal biographer, recently claimed that Princess Diana had
envisioned Prince Harry as a supportive companion to his older brother and
future king, Prince William. He stated that Diana had intended for Harry to
serve as a wingman to William, helping him cope with the challenges and
isolation associated with his future role. However, this vision did not
materialize, and the brothers currently find themselves estranged, with no
communication for several months.
Despite Prince Harry’s recent return to the UK for the WellChild Awards, there
appears to be little hope of reconciliation with Prince William in the
foreseeable future. The two brothers remain distant, and any prospect of
mending their relationship remains uncertain.