Prince Harry‘s decision to step down from his royal duties and leave England with his wife, Meghan Markle, has prompted many changes in the leadership roles of the monarchy.
Meghan Markle and her husband are already the parents of a two-year-old, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and are getting ready for the arrival of a baby girl this summer.
As the pair bask in parenthood, they actively work on multiple lucrative projects and have taken part in controversial interviews to promote their brand and stay relevant in the media.
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex‘s Megxit, meant that other royal family members had to step up and replace them in undertaking engagements on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth and the heirs to the throne — Prince Charles and Prince William — agreed that Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, would pick up the work and make the appearances that the Sussexes were supposed to handle.
The news of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, having a more prominent role made many royal fans wonder about the bitter fight between him, his brother, Prince Charles, and his nephew, Prince William.
Prince Edward got into a furious verbal brawl with the future kings after breaking an agreement between the British media and the royal family.
The media accepted not to film or take pictures of Prince Harry and Prince William while they were in school in exchange for official photos and appearances from the young royals.
However, the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who had formed his own company, Ardent Productions, broke that rule and filmed Prince William while he was in the university.
Both Prince Charles and Prince William were furious at Prince Edward’s actions and lashed out at him.
Royal correspondent Robert Jobson explained in his book William’s Princess what took place between the royals.
He stated: “William was furious. He felt his uncle’s company’s actions had threatened to undermine the carefully nurtured relationship between St James’s Palace and the media, and in turn that it would threaten the entente cordiale between him and the press.”
Mr. Jobson went on to say that an angry Prince Charles delivered a brutal and verbal smackdown to his brother and demanded that Queen Elizabeth force Prince Edward to pick between his public duties and chasing the limelight with his production company that was already a failing business and a money pit.
He added: “Relations between the brothers plummeted to an low as St James’s Palace publicly criticized Edward for his idiocy and the behavior of his production company.”
The Earl of Wessex was quick to fall in line and shut down the disastrous company in 2002. Sophie also closed her business, and along with her spouse, they became working members of the royal family.