The dust is only just settling on the revelations of the past few weeks, following the publication of Prince Harry's book, 'Spare'. Whatever side of the fence you choose over this particular royal squabble, it's thrown into focus the less than harmonious relationship Harry has sometimes had with his elder brother. But a quick sweep through history reveals that brotherly feuds and sibling rivalry in royal families is nothing new, and by Plantagenet or Tudor standards, Will and Harry's tiff is remarkably mild.
Consider, for instance, the uneasy relationship between Henry VIII's three children divided over suspicion and religious dogma (Elizabeth I narrowly avoided being executed by her elder sister). Or there is the poor Duke of Clarence, who was privately executed on the orders of Edward IV, apparently drowned in a vat of malmsey wine. James II's daughters both turned against him although Mary and Anne later had a falling out themselves.
There are of course the infamous father-son conflicts among the Hanoverians; George I and George II hated each other, and the pattern was repeated with George II and Frederick, Prince of Wales. More recently, relations between George VI and the Duke of Windsor were permanently damaged following the Abdication.
We've gathered these blue-blooded (and frequently bloody) feuds together
in this selection. Look out for a number of photos of the current royal siblings in happier times including on the polo field, courtesy of photographer, Michael Chevis.