As the rift between Prince William and Prince Harry first began to widen after the high-profile TV interview, a desperate message was reportedly sent in hopes of getting the relationship back on track.
An excerpt from a new book Courtiers: The Hidden Power of the Crown – published in daily mail – Journalist Valentine Lowe explains that in late 2019, as Harry and Meghan Markle’s highly successful tour of South Africa was coming to an end, their comments to ITV reporter Tom Bradby set off something of a b*mbshell in the monarchy.
Asked directly about early reports of tensions between him and William, Harry chose not to deny it, but instead told Bradby, “We’re definitely on different paths at the moment… As brothers, you know you have good days, you have bad days. “.
Elsewhere in the interview, Meghan spoke openly about her misery with the royal family.
According to Lowe, William was shocked to learn how bad things were for his brother and sister-in-law and decided to contact them.
day after Harry and Meghan: African Journey On the air, William reportedly sent a WhatsApp message to his brother asking if he could come and see him, which Lowe claimed sent the Duke and Duchess of Suss*x “into a tailspin”.
He says that while Harry was initially “in favor” of meeting him to discuss business, after discovering that William would have to clear his schedule to even it out – meaning he would tell his personal secretary about it – he rejected this idea.
“At this point, Harry told him, ‘Don’t come,’” Lowe wrote, adding that this was due to his concerns that William’s team might leak details of their meeting to the press.
“He would rather not see his brother than risk it getting into the papers,” Lowe explained.
“For everyone who knew what was going on, it was heartbreaking.”
Just a couple of months later, the Duke and Duchess of Suss*x announced their decision to step back from frontline royal duties, leaving the UK and settling with their family in Montecito, California.
In March 2021, the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey caused shock around the world and around the palace as they dropped b*mb after b*mb.
During the “Unlimited” chat, the couple opened up about their crumbling relationship with the royal family, including racist concerns about Archie’s skin color, Meghan’s deteriorating mental health, and her split from her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton.
One of the key details comes from the long-standing rumor that she made Kate cry ahead of her wedding, but Meghan said the opposite happened.
“The opposite happened. A few days before the wedding, she was upset about something about … flower girl dresses, and it made me cry. And it really hurt my feelings,” Megan told Oprah.
Despite the chilly relationship that followed, after the Queen’s d*ath, William reportedly held out an olive branch at the last minute to his brother and Meghan, who saw the original Fab Four reunite to greet the mourners outside Windsor Castle.
This was reported by a high-ranking source in the palace. Time that: “The Prince of Wales thought it was an important demonstration of the Queen’s unity at an incredibly difficult time for the family.”
It was the first time the family had been seen together since the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.
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