Prince William's 'Grudge' Revealed in New Report

Prince William reportedly disagrees with King Charles III's treatment of Prince Andrew.

King Charles III and Prince William have been at odds over the handling of the Prince Andrew scandal, according to reports. Per Daily Mail, sources close to the royal family suggest that William, the heir to the throne, has harbored a long-standing "grudge" against his uncle, Prince Andrew. This resentment reportedly stems from Andrew's allegedly unwelcoming behavior when William first introduced Kate Middleton, now the Princess of Wales, to the Royal Family.

Adding to this familial strain, William reportedly believes that his father, King Charles, has been overly lenient in his treatment of Andrew. This perceived leniency has apparently exacerbated the differences between the monarch and his heir, creating a tense situation within the royal household. The Duke of York's position within the British royal family has been controversial, especially in the wake of his association with Jeffrey Epstein and subsequent legal troubles.

The underlying animosity has reportedly led to speculation about William's role in recent developments concerning Andrew's residence. Some sources suggested to the outlet that the Prince of Wales may be encouraging his father, King Charles III, to evict Andrew from Royal Lodge, possibly with the intention of the Wales family taking up residence there. However, close associates of William and Kate have indicated that such a move would necessitate significant changes to their current lifestyle, which they seem reluctant to make.

One friend of the couple noted, "Taking on Royal Lodge would mean a transformation in the way they lead their lives." The couple's satisfaction with their present home, Adelaide Cottage in Windsor Great Park, is attributed mainly to its family-oriented atmosphere and lack of live-in staff. A transition to the expansive Royal Lodge would require accommodating domestic personnel, a prospect that William and Kate have consistently resisted.

Furthermore, the apparent discord between William and Andrew may impact upcoming family gatherings. Sources close to the royal family have hinted to The Daily Beast that the Prince and Princess of Wales might decline invitations to Balmoral, the late Queen's cherished retreat in the Scottish Highlands, to avoid potential confrontations with Andrew.

A friend of the couple shared insights with the outlet, stating, "I'm sure William and Catherine will want to go up with some friends for the Glorious Twelfth, and I suspect Andrew would like to go for a few days shooting as well." However, the source added, "Charles has seemed happy to allow Andrew his family days at the royal shoots, and I am sure that will continue."

Insiders suggest that William would prefer to spend time at Balmoral with other family members, such as Prince Edward and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, along with their children. The sources also indicated a preference for the company of Princess Anne and her children over that of Prince Andrew. While King Charles III appears to be maintaining a balanced approach, allowing Andrew to participate in family events, the reported tensions between William and his uncle will likely continue to influence future royal interactions.