William and Harry: So Different Yet So Similar (as Dads)


The Windsor Brothers: Similar Vision in Parenting

For the past few years, discussions about William and Harry have focused almost exclusively on their character differences. Which are obvious, of course, and for some have been the main cause of the recent rift. But between the two, despite the differences, there are also important areas of agreement, of agreement: as a careful analysis of Hello! shows, for example, the Windsor brothers have a very similar vision when it comes to the education and growth of their children. According to the American magazine, in fact, William and Harry are carrying out some of their mother Lady Diana’s teachings, which – albeit within the strict dynamics of the palace – tried to guarantee them a life as normal as possible, away from the flashes and spotlights. It is no coincidence, therefore, that the heir to the throne – in agreement with his wife Kate Middleton – has decided to leave Kensington Palace, in the center of London, to move to Adelaide Cottage. A residence in the Windsor Park, where children George, Charlotte and Louis can run around freely.

Privacy and Outdoor Life

Not far from Frogmore Cottage, where Harry and Meghan Markle settled for their few months together in the UK, before flying to California and putting their privacy and that of their two children, Archie and Lilibet, even more in the safe. Privacy and outdoor life, because both families care that their children play outdoors, in contact with nature. After all, in their youth, William and Harry spent a lot of time at Balmoral, immersed in greenery, and know its benefits. The important thing, then, is to be close to the children, guaranteeing them “quality time”: the Prince and Princess of Wales – as expert Emily Nash reminds us – “try to schedule commitments so that they can accompany the children to school every day”. Themes that the Sussexes also share, as evidenced by Meghan’s letter on paid parental leave.

Grandparents and Good Manners

Other points of contact concern the centrality attributed to good manners – for example never forgetting to say thank you and please – and the relationship with grandparents. In addition to Charles, the baby Galles also spend a lot of time with the parents of the mother, Carole and Michael Middleton. The same can be said for the little Sussexes who – although they can hardly ever see their paternal grandfather because of the geographical distance – are very attached to Doria Ragland, Meghan Markle’s mother.William and Harry, therefore, do not only represent differences: they are close as parents, in the wake of mother Diana.


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