While there has been widespread speculation in the media about Harry being the third wheel in the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s marriage, fact is the trio share an amazing bonding with each other.
William looks on as Kate and Harry chat during the
Show Jumping Eventing Equestrian. Credit: Pascal
Le Segretain/Getty Images
To the outside world three may seem like a ‘crowd’ and Prince Harry, 28 might look like playing the ‘eternal gooseberry’ when he is seen going on public engagements with elder brother Prince William and Duchess Kate.
However, according to palace sources nothing could be far from reality. In fact the royal threesome are believed to be so close to each other that William has even told his younger sibling to "take care" of his wife if anything, God forbid, should ever happen to him.
Although even before the royal wedding, Kate and Harry shared a close relationship; their closeness has increased ever since the former Kate Middleton officially became a royal after her wedding to Prince William.
Kate and Harry chat, while William watches action at
the Equestrian get-together Photo Credit: Pascal Le
Segretain / Getty Images
Now their close rapport has been confirmed when the Duchess of Cambridge, 30 even accompanied Harry sans hubby William, 30 to the Olympic Closing Ceremony, where the former was representing Queen Elizabeth.
The grapevine has always been buzzing with gossip that Harry is coming in the way of Wills and Kate’s marital bliss and that there is more to their relationship than meets the eye. However, sources claim it couldn't be further from the truth.
It is Prince William himself who wants them to be as close as possible as he has a sensible reason for it. Presently the future King of Britain is working as an RAF Search and Rescue pilot in Angelsey.
While his job may not exactly be as risky as in the case of him serving in the frontiers, William wants to ensure that in the event of anything serious happening to him, he wants Harry to be around to take care of wife Kate.
Kate and Harry enjoying Britain's gold medal victory at
the Olympic Velodrome, while William appears pensive
Photo Credit: Alpha Press
A source told Now magazine: "Even though Wills knows that Kate has a fairly large family, he asked Harry if he'd look after Kate if anything was to happen to him … Harry didn't hesitate to oblige as he'll do anything for William and Kate."
Apparently in a poignant sign of family loyalty, Harry made the above ultimate promise to Wills just days before the Royal Wedding. This touching tribute clearly shows the depth of loyalty between the two brothers and Duchess Kate and how she has been instrumental in bringing them even closer together.
In fact royal watchers may even recall that when William and Kate got married last year, Harry made a stirring speech in which he called Kate the sister he never had. According to one source after the engagement, the prince had said: “I always wished for a sister and now I have one.”
Also since the royal wedding Harry was just as instrumental as William in helping Kate settle into Royal life, especially when Wills was away on a six-week tour-of-duty in the Falklands in February and Kate had no one else her age to turn to.
William, Kate amd Harry talking during the Show Jumping
Eventing Equestrian at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
However, this sympathetic feeling is not one-sided with the Duchess equally fond of her brother-in-law. Reportedly Kate Middleton shares such a close bond with Prince William's little brother Harry, that she has appointed herself his matchmaker. She is reportedly searching for a girl for Harry especially after his failed romance with long term girlfriend Chelsy Davy.
Source: Entertainmentwise.com/Now Magazine
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