Household feud. A brand new ebook excerpt claims Prince William and Prince Harry‘s rift deepened following allegations that Meghan Markle bullied a palace worker throughout her time as a working member of the royal household.
New particulars concerning the bullying allegations have been revealed in U.Okay. newspaper The Instances on Saturday, June 19, as a part of an excerpt from Robert Lacey’s new ebook Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Household in Tumult, out June 24. The writer alleges that the Duke of Cambridge, 38, initiated the separation of his family from the Sussexes after complaints concerning the former actress, 39, have been filed.
“Prince William went ballistic when he heard the ‘file of misery’ that [former communications secretary Jason] Knauf had gathered,” Lacey wrote, including that he was “astonished and horrified.”
The second in line to the throne believed the California native had an “agenda” and was “undermining some treasured rules of the monarchy,” the ebook claims. Extra importantly, William was allegedly involved that Meghan “gave the impression to be stealing his beloved brother away.”
Prince Harry, 36, nonetheless, was “equally livid” that his brother was extra inclined to consider employees members than his circle of relatives. He defended his spouse whereas William felt “betrayed.” The “showdown” that adopted was stated to be “fierce and bitter.”
“He had seen it as his job to look out for Harry however this was the second the safety needed to cease,” Lacey wrote. “On the finish of the day the British crown and all it stood for with its historic traditions, types and values — the mission of the monarchy — needed to matter extra to William than his brother did.”
As the connection deteriorated, “William merely didn’t need her or Harry round anymore,” the royal skilled added.
The Battle of Brothers excerpt ends by noting that Meghan and Harry’s transfer from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage and the division of their households was one which William allegedly orchestrated. “William wished to be separated from Meghan on a day-to-day foundation — and that meant being separated from his brother as effectively,” Lacey wrote. “‘William,’ says a good friend, ‘threw Harry out.’”
When accusations of bullying have been revealed in March, Buckingham Palace stated HR would look into the matter.
“We’re clearly very involved about allegations in The Instances following claims made by former employees of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” the palace’s assertion, launched through social media, learn. “Accordingly our HR staff will look into the circumstances outlined within the article. Members of employees concerned on the time, together with those that have left the Family, might be invited to take part to see if classes may be realized.”
A consultant for the Duchess of Sussex denied the claims. “The Duchess is saddened by this newest assault on her character, significantly as somebody who has been the goal of bullying herself and is deeply dedicated to supporting those that have skilled ache and trauma,” a rep for Meghan stated in a press release to Us Weekly in March.
The rep additionally instructed The Instances that the bullying accusations have been a part of “a calculated smear marketing campaign primarily based on deceptive and dangerous misinformation.” (Knauf, one among a number of staffers who complained about Meghan, stepped down from his function as CEO of the Royal Basis in Could, two months after the claims have been revealed.)
The alleged therapy of employees isn’t the one difficulty conserving the brothers aside. Final month, a royal insider instructed Us that the connection between the siblings has solely gotten worse amid Harry’s current candid interviews in his CBS tell-all and extra.
“William feels that Harry ought to focus on his points privately and may’t comprehend why he continues to shade his personal flesh and blood on TV,” the supply stated after the discharge of Harry’s docuseries The Me You Can’t See. “After all, psychological well being is a severe difficulty, however William can’t get his head round why Harry retains throwing his household underneath the bus.”
The supply added: “There’s no means they’ll ever belief him after this. The harm is completed.”
Us Weekly has reached out to representatives for Kensington Palace and the Sussexes for touch upon the brand new claims.
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