PUBLISHED: 08:49, Fri, Oct 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:49, Fri, Oct 30, 2020
As future monarch, Prince William appears to have inherited from Queen Elizabeth II the sense of duty and sacrifice for the Crown. And, according to royal expert Robert Lacey, he is showing a similar ruthlessness to his grandmother in the aftermath of Megxit - Meghan and Harry's decision to step down as senior royals.
Mr Lacey told Vanity Fair: "At the end of the day we saw a ruthlessness from the Queen over her absolute refusal to allow the Sussexes to use the word royal for their new branding, and we’re seeing the same ruthlessness in William."
During the summit which took place at Sandringham in January, Prince William, Prince Charles and the Queen discussed with Prince Harry the terms of his and Meghan's exit from the family as full-time working royals.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had to cave in on their requests to continue to carry out royal duties and give up their first brand, Sussex Royal.
While retaining their full royal titles, they also had to relinquish the use of their HRH style.
Prince William and Prince Harry need to reconcile, an expert said (Image: GETTY)
The Royal Family leaving Westminster Abbey in March (Image: GETTY)
William's utmost respect to the Crown and duty is believed to have played a part in the tensions between the brothers.
According to Mr Lacey, Prince William showed concern for the speed at which the relationship between his brother and Meghan was going.
The Duke of Sussex didn't perceive this worry as a mere concern from an older brother for a blossoming relationship, the expert wrote in his book Battle of Brothers.
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Prince William dated Kate for nine years before marrying her (Image: GETTY)