Prince Harry's exit from the royal family was seen as a sign of relief for William, who along with other senior members, thought it was the right thing to do for him and Meghan Markle.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex provided respite to the royal family with their eventual stepping down.
Royal author Andrew Morton wrote in his book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, "Like many others, Prince William breathed a sigh of relief when Harry and Meghan announced that they were stepping back from royal duties for six weeks or so and spending Thanksgiving and Christmas in North America.
"The couple ended up in a remote luxury mansion on Vancouver Island loaned to them by a patriotic Canadian businessman. Palace aides, who had been urging the couple to slow down, were pleased to see them take a breath," he added.
A member of the household told journalist Victoria Ward, "We were saying to her, 'Wow, this is not what a maternity break looks like, you need to slow down.'"
Morton continued, "Another team member was even more blunt: ‘I told her last week to 'Please just turn your brain off. Enjoy Thanksgiving. Focus on cooking some pies.'"
Harry and Meghan have been living in California, US with son Archie and daughter Lilibet since their exit from the royal family.
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