Royal expert claims Harry wants to be 'more important' than William

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Despite wanting to lead a more 'private' life away from the royal spotlight, Harry and Meghan have continued to make headlines with their charity work - most recently a donation to Women for Afghan Women - and news of upcoming projects like Harry's memoir.

And royal biographer Angela Levin claims some recent acts by Harry in particular indicate a grab for attention.

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Royal author claims Harry wants to be 'more important' than William. Photo: Getty

"I think he is ... looking to be more important than William, and so he has got the ability now to do and say things that probably he couldn't do before," Angela told TalkRadio in the UK.

"He can enjoy being naughty, like when he was playing with balls outside [during Meghan's video]" she said, referring to Harry's bizarre cameo in the clip.

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Angela claims Harry has always had the 'bad boy streak', saying: "I think Harry has got this streak, a lot of us have, but we put it to one side."

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The brothers have had a strained relationship recently. Photos: CBS/Getty

their charity work and new Archewell Foundation, and new projects like production deals with Netflix and Harry's now highly awaited upcoming memoir

But while some of their ventures and actions have been called out as 'sef-promotion' or even 'hypocritical', according to a recent survey of young people in the UK, Harry and Meghan are actually still more liked than William and Kate.

Youth mental health charity stem4 asked 1000 teenagers and young people in the UK about who they most respected in different categories, with the Queen topping the poll for public figure.

She won 25 per cent of the vote, followed by Prince Harry (22%), Meghan Markle (21%), Bill Gates (17%), Dr Alex George (16%) Boris Johnson (14%), Kate Middleton (11%) and Prince William (10%).

Harry and Meghan are often more popular with younger people, and less popular among those in older age groups.

It comes as experts fear Harry's tell-all memoir will impact Prince William ‘worst of all’.

Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, has said that the Duke of Sussex’s book could damage the reputation of the monarchy by the time his older brother takes the throne.

“William is probably the one that will come out of this worst of all because there is a row between William and Harry and basically if Harry says things that are inappropriate about the monarchy, that is William’s future,” Ingrid claimed to the Express.

“It’s not Harry’s future, he is out of it now, but it is William’s future.”

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