Prince William and Prince Harry used to be very close to each other.

When they were still very young, the Duke of Cambridge used to climb in and out of Prince Harry’s cot just to be close to him. The dad of three was also very protective towards Prince Harry that’s why he used to enjoy watching over him.

According to royal expert Angela Mollard, the royal siblings understood each other in ways that even Prince Charles couldn’t get. And following Princess Diana’s death, Prince William and Prince Harry bonded even more.

“The two boys from a very young age, losing their mum, have shared a truly unifying event and it is only each other who really understand the struggles they have been through as a result of their mum’s death. In fact, William was the one that suggested he go and see someone about his anger and depression,” she said.

During a previous interview, Meghan Markle’s husband credited his older brother for encouraging him to seek counseling. This proves that Prince William only wants what’s best for his brother.

Two years ago, Archie’s dad shared details about the conversation he had with Prince William. The Duke of Cambridge told his brother that it’s not normal for him to not be affected by anything – including their mom’s death.

After seeking counseling, Prince Harry learned how to become more open with his feelings. Shortly after, he noticed how much he has improved.

While speaking with the Telegraph, Markle’s husband also said, “For me, my brother – God bless him – has been an enormous support. I just couldn’t put my finger on it. I just didn’t know what was wrong with me.”

“I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but my work as well,” he said.

Prince William and Prince Harry
Prince William and Prince Harry attend the opening of the Greenhouse Sports Centre on April 26, 2018, in London. Getty Images/Toby Melville