Prince Charles and his siblings, Princess Anne and Princes Andrew and Edward, are just like any other siblings. The Royal family members have a really long history is fighting and feuding with each other. So, we decided to list all the reasons why the Windsors are feuding and have never gotten along.
The Age Gap
There is a huge age gap between the royal siblings. This is the main possible reason Prince Charles never got along. In fact, Prince Charles is 11 years older than Prince Andrew and 15 years older than Prince Edward. Moreover, it has been reported that Prince Charles is more sensitive than his brothers, who are very energetic.
Did Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Have a Favorite Child?
Prince Charles has never had a close relationship with his father and mother. In fact, it can be assumed that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip picked favorites. Her Majesty reportedly took more time for motherhood when Prince Charles’s siblings were born and she continued to favour Prince Andrew. Moreover, Prince Philip has always had a closer relationship with Princess Anne and they’re very much alike.
The Sibling’s Public Bickering
There have been numerous public disagreements between the siblings, which has confused the media over the years. Plenty of their feuds have finished in the public and they’ve even bad-mouthed each other. For instance, Prince Charles told his biographer that his Majesty wasn’t a caring mother and Princess Anne fired back that that’s simply not true and there isn’t any evidence to support the claim.
They Were Distant Even at Home
The siblings haven’t even been close at home and they’ve grown up with scarce ‘in-house’ communication. Moreover, they didn’t use to spend too much time together and the communications were dealt with by private secretaries. So, each one of the siblings led an independent life and kept a distance from their brothers and sister.
The Battle Over Who Will Take the Throne
The main issue regarding the royal siblings was probably who will take the throne and succeed the queen. Even though Prince Charles is the apparent heir, his brother, Prince Andrew doesn’t agree with this. Moreover, even Queen Elizabeth seems to sympathize more with Prince Andrew, but he simply cannot be the heir.
Prince Charles’s Idea of ‘Slimmed Down’ Monarchy
Prince Charles came up with an idea of ‘slimmed down’ monarchy which means excluding his siblings from the immediate royal circle. Hence, Prince Charles and his sons are at the forefront of the royal family. There is also a huge difference in public notoriety and wealth between Prince Charles and his siblings. This is why Prince Andrew is afraid that he’s losing power.
How Have the Feuds Affected the Family?
These feuds which have been part of the royal family has affected the entire family. The feuds of Prince Charles and his siblings have had a huge effect on the rest of the family and they face some difficulties. For example, Prince Andrew’s two daughters, Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York, doesn’t seem to be very close with their cousins. In fact, Princess Beatrice seems to like neither Prince Willian nor Kate Middleton at all. Moreover, Prince George’s baptism took place without Prince Charles’s siblings.