Even as a child he was disadvantaged
Sausage Gate around Prince Harry
While Prince William gave three sausages for breakfast, Prince Harry only had two on his plate. This is a typical injustice that the second-born has always suffered, the ex-butler of her mother Lady Di now unpacks.
Prince Harry and his brother, heir to the throne Prince William (right) in April 2017 at an event in France. It is noticeable that Harry, in accordance with his role, stands behind his brother.
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Anyone who grew up in a family that favored one child knows how powerless and mean that feels. That must have happened to Prince Harry (38). Paul Burrell (64), who was Princess Diana’s butler for ten years until her death (1961-1997), remembers a disturbing scene that is typical of the blue-blooded being felt less important than his from an early age elder brother, Crown Prince William (40).
Harry is said to have angrily asked his nanny, “How come William gets three sausages and I only get two?” The answer: “William needs to fill up more than you, he will one day be king.” This was one of the cornerstones of the budding rivalry. Burrell said to the British “Sun”: “If I look back now, I think that maybe I got a glimpse of the dynamics there.”
Only in her mother’s eyes were they the same
Prince Harry would have silenced such situations. The all-round reckoning in his autobiography “Spare” (German: “Reserve”) sold on January 10, the day of publication, in a record number of 1.4 million copies. Harry’s target is his brother, who in turn always made Harry feel like he was nothing more than his surrogate. Even if, according to the former butler, there were times in their childhood when they had a deep bond, this turned into great dislike.
Only in the eyes of their beloved mother, Princess Diana, “they were absolutely the same. She was infatuated with both of them.” When Prince Harry came to Eton College in southern England, where his brother was already, he suffered from the constant comparison. He didn’t get any support from William, he didn’t want it to be known that they were related. ‘William was smarter than Harry. So he established himself as the louder and more exuberant brother. He had to be the clown to stand out and be noticed.”
Princess Diana’s ex-butler condemns Prince Harry’s reckoning
Paul Burrell recalls a fratricidal argument in which William yelled that he didn’t want to be king, to which Harry said he would take over. “That would be funny. You would be good King Harry, »her mother said with a laugh.
The former butler, who accuses him of double standards, criticizes the fact that Prince Harry is once again in the public eye with massive allegations against his family. “I don’t recognize him anymore. His mother would never have wanted it that way. Harry’s behavior is sad and stupid.”
So far, the British royal family has not commented on the scandal book.